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…

Thursday Doors, July 20: Of Hobbits and Trees and such…

It’s easy to feel extremely humbled, and quite a bit miniature, when walking through a grove of Coast Redwoods in California’s Muir Woods National Monument…especially where the Redwoods create natural doors, inviting us in for a biscuit and tea, perhaps. And in scouring my photos on my Mac, I came across a couple others that…