Sweeney Ridge

 My friend, Gary Crabbe, at his workshops and lectures often gives the advice to determine what you like about a scene then just focus on that and discard the rest (to paraphrase here). I believe that advice was handed down to him from his mentor, Galen Rowell. And it really does work. If there is …

Spring Snowstorm in Yosemite

 I went to Yosemite this past weekend with my friend, John, in hopes of photographing Yosemite Valley in fresh snow. A 100% chance of rain was predicted for most of the day on Saturday with snow forecasted over the evening and morning hours. It didn’t quite work out that way as it didn’t rain at …

Pacifica

The Eighth Wonder of the World

 Teddy Roosevelt once called Burney Falls, “the eighth wonder of the world”.  While there is some stiff competition for that title, Burney Falls didn’t disappoint. I’ve seen a number of waterfalls in my lifetime and Burney Falls is one of the best for sure. It’s not a large waterfall nor has a large volume of …

Low-Hanging Fruit Photography

 As mentioned in the previous post, I recently visited Lake Tahoe for the first time. The obvious thing to do would be to post an Emerald Bay scenic photo with deep blue water but I’m not going to do that this time. Don’t get me wrong, I had a great time enjoying the world-class view …