Last weekend Big Sur was overrun with tourists unable to access major city beaches closed due to Covid-19. So, this is a pre-Covid photo that captures the colors of the sky above this coastal land made famous in books and movies and on postcards and the like. When the skies are clear, don’t leave untilContinue reading “The Big Sur Sky”
One lesson I’ve learned in photography is not to rely on second chances. Took this shot of a valley near Cambria in Central California when Anne and I were driving lost. The colors were brilliant–wanted to spend more time composing the shot–but we were running late. Sure, we could always come back when I hadContinue reading “Second Chance Photography”
Yesterday was special for what was on camera as well as off. First, I took Ivan for a hike with my camera and tripod, hoping to capture the dynamics of the marine layer that has been hanging over Point Lobos in the early morning hours this week. I was prepared for Ivan to pull theContinue reading “Morning at Point Lobos…”
Yesterday, a couple practiced social distancing at Carmel River State Beach while watching calm ocean waters. This sloped beach has a strong undertow that makes it uninviting for families with small children. Also, the parking lot is small. A crooked mile away there were clusters of crowds at Carmel-by-the-Sea beach.
A strip of blue sky on the horizon acting like a distant body of water is the highlight of this photo of a wildlife refuge in Oregon where it often looks like it’s going to rain–and it did shortly after I put the camera away.
I was driving on a country road about 12 miles south of Sacramento yesterday when I pulled off to the side to take this photo. The road was going downhill, tilting left towards the river. I noticed skid marks on the incline side. This area is a favorite for motorcyclists with its scenery, waterfront bars,Continue reading “A Road, Not for Me”
Mountain water cascades down a cliff seconds before reaching the Pacific Ocean at Soberanes Point.
When I take photos of Carmel Point, I think “jigsaw puzzle.” This one is good for 5,000 pieces and a finish time of six hours, depending on the cuts.
Midtown Sacramento still has trees hanging on to their leaves, mostly yellow, as we head into winter. Maybe in a week bare branches will take over. But for now the city is holding on to its autumn look.