Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge

One of the most amazing places in California is not even located in a pretty location. However, during the winter months, the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge comes alive with hundreds of thousands of migrating Pacific Flyway birds. I visited on a December day five years ago to shoot some new slides for class and was …

Wade in the Water

The nice thing about all this rain we have gotten in February is that we have water in the San Gabriel Valley. It’s been a few years since I’ve seen anything other than a dry river bed. This photo shoot was a bit more difficult than I had anticipated. There was a vantage point that …

Bridalveil Fall Double Rainbow

Excuse the lack of blog posts lately as I have been tied up with optimizing the photos in my web galleries for faster load times. Some of the web galleries get bogged down because I was lazy when I created my site by not creating small thumbnails and just used a one-size-fits-all solution. Anyway… I …

Point Reyes National Seashore

There was a point in my development as a photographer that I realized how lucky we are in this country to be able to pursue our passions such as landscape photography. That moment for me came to me one weekday morning at Point Reyes National Seashore six or seven years ago when I had a …

LA Skyline Twilight

From where I live, Mount Baldy looked great. However, from L.A. not so great. The peak kept getting obscured by haze but then it peeked out just barely for a few minutes as the sun was setting over the Pacific Ocean. It was cold and windy outside, and I kept having to refresh the Yahoo …

Los Angeles Skyline Photo With Winter Backdrop

I am coming to the conclusion that mid-morning winter light might be as good as it gets in Los Angeles. As a landscape photographer, I am always evaluating air quality and lighting conditions in every way and time imaginable even when I’m not photographing. The morning after a storm is usually as clear as our …

Mid-Winter Foliage in Southern California

I liked how the bare trees contrasted with some remaining “fall color” along the San Gabriel River. We don’t really have true winters here in Southern California but it is nice to photograph the seasons while in transition. The blog isn’t really a good way to view detailed images so I put up a full-resolution …

Mount San Jacinto State Park

I’ve always been impressed with the size of the San Jacinto Mountains rising above Palm Springs and I knew that one way to go to the State Park was via the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. I was curious to see if there was another way to photograph the area so I drove toward Idyllwild. It …

Another Kelso Dunes Photo

Another view of the Kelso Dunes. If you look closely at the left side of the ridge, you can see the slide marks from where I went down. Everyone else was on the other dunes to the left of here so I had this whole place to myself. I saw a few people run all …

Kelso Dunes

Rising more than 600 feet from the desert floor and covering about 45 square miles, the Kelso Dunes are quite an amazing sight. From the parking lot, the dunes appear to be easily accessible. However, it is a bit deceiving since the dunes are so large that it looks like a much shorter hike than …