Passion

Mendocino Coast

 I shot these photos during a brief camping trip along the Mendocino Coast. Our main focus was on enjoying the camping experience and driving down the coast since neither of us had been down that route before so I didn’t shoot many photos. I could probably spend at least a week shooting this area alone …

Dunsmuir

 Dunsmuir is best-known in landscape photography circles as the home of Mossbrae Falls; a rather unique waterfall that is probably the most often photographed location in the Mount Shasta region. Access has been illegal for the past several years due to railroad safety concerns so I skipped it on this visit. (Sorry to disappoint but …

McCloud Falls

 It had been ten years since my one and only visit to the Mount Shasta region. During my previous visit, I had planned on camping for a week but I ended up badly dehydrated after one day due to the hot summer weather so I cut the trip short and went home the following day. …

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 …