Thursday Doors 2017

While I didn’t quite squeak out a full year of doors, I was still lucky enough to be introduced to Norm’s Thursday Doors challenge by my magnificent friend (and Italy compadre) Manja. Many of the doors, not surprisingly, were ones I strolled by, entered, or just plain adored whilst in my Italy travels this past summer….

The Perfect Sanctuary

While Point Reyes National Seashore is not a (wildlife) sanctuary, in many ways it presented itself that way, on my first ever visit there. Point Reyes has it all: bays, lagoon, ocean, lighthouse, cape, and LOTS of wildlife. Amazing, beautiful wildlife. I included too a sprinkling from another brief but wonderful spot called Shorebird marsh…

Bodega Bay

Bodega Bay California. Go there. Seriously. And stop and get crab chowder at one of the small outdoor cafes (well, in California they all are outdoor!), where the chowder cooks in big old foil covered stock pots out on the front porch. Best ever!    

Warblers and Phoebes and Kites, oh my!

I was quite fortunate to be able to spend time with two local biologists/bird/wildlife guides when I was in the San Francisco Bay area. It was, as you’d expect, an incredible experience. Not only were there 50+ new species of birds (and several new mammals) that crossed my path (and, my camera lens!), but also…

Shooting with what you have: Expressions of the 35mm lens

Art to me is expression, and that specific artistic expression – as well as interpretation – has allowed me to be creative on both the front (camera) and back ends (photoshop, etc) of every picture I take. I don’t take any of this too seriously, of course – simply because I can’t imagine enjoying it…