Nature Photography Multimedia Video

Nature Photography Multimedia Video Since giving the nature photography lecture at the Sierra Club in March, I had been looking for ways to get parts of my presentation online. It wasn’t until I picked up the Canon 5D Mark II recently that I was able to figure out how to put all of the pieces …

Moreno Valley

I would be posting a picture of the San Francisco de Asis Church in Rancho de Taos right now but my sunrise photo shoot never materialized. I got up before 5 a.m. and drove over to the church expecting to see some flood lights illuminating the exterior but that was not to be. The sky …

Rio Grande Gorge

Visiting the Rio Grande Gorge wasn’t in my plans initially but since I got rained out of Taos my options were to either sleep the rest of the day away or drive to the gorge and just take a look regardless if I took any photos or not. It turned out to be a good …

Clearing Winter Storm, Mount Baldy

The San Gabriel Mountains is not really a great place to shoot wide-angle landscapes since there is so many signs of human development all around. By zooming in with a telephoto lens however I can focus on the nice areas such as Mount Baldy summit. See more of my Mount Baldy pictures.

Lake Elsinore Wildflowers

A storm just passed through so naturally the poppies weren’t open but even then I think this year’s wildflower bloom at Lake Elsinore is pretty mediocre so far compared to what I have seen in the past. A couple cars passed by probably realizing the same thing so they didn’t get out of the car. …

Wind Wolves Preserve

The Wind Wolves Preserve is a beautiful tract of land owned by the Wildlands Conservancy. The entrance area resembles a landscape from Montana with the large fields of wildflowers leading up to the green foothills. Then up here in the canyon I heard loud croaking sounds from what sounded like hundreds of toads in the …

Kern County, California Wildflowers

There are huge fields of spring wildflowers (mainly lupine here) blooming in Kern County. I took a lot of photos but unfortunately when I looked at the files at 100% there is a blurry streak across many of them. My polarizer apparently picked up some grease while I was out here shooting and I failed …

The Blooming Chino Hills

First of all I wanted to thank those of you who attended my Sierra Club nature photography presentation on Wednesday night. It was a great audience with a lot of enthusiasm. I was flattered with the warm reception I received and had a great time meeting lots of new people. Moving backward a few days …

New Camera and Lens

My first stop in the morning was the Palm Springs Air Museum. My card was full so I clean off the memory card as usual. Well my “full charge” of camera battery all of the sudden went down to one cell. Two photos later it was dead. No problem. I figured I’d go back to …