Dec 17

A Look Back—San Luis Wildlife Refuge

Photograph of grasses and clouds at the Kesterson, CaliforniaA trip to the Kesterson area, part of the San Luis Wildlife Refuge in the San Joaquin Valley, didn’t result in any photographs of wildlife. I did like the skies in this shot. January 21, 2008.

Nov 17

A Look Back—Easton Sunrise

Photograph of an old farm house at sunrise in Easton, CaliforniaStill one of my favorite shots. Sunrise over an old farmhouse in Easton, a small community near Fresno, California. January 8, 2008.

Nov 17

A Look Back—Asilomar rocks

Photograph of rocks in mist at Asilomar, Pacific Grove, CaliforniaThis was a 2.5 second exposure at f/11. I wanted to keep the shutter open to blur the water and mist. I liked the effect against the solidity of  the rocky shore. December 4, 2007.

Nov 17

A Look Back—Mt. Shasta

Photograph of Mt. Shasta in northern CaliforniaReturning from Washington and Oregon from a photo and camping trip, I saw Mt. Shasta in the distance. This was taken from a highway overpass on Interstate 5 in northern California. I realized that the trip had been about volcanos; I had photographed Mt. Hood, Mount Rainier, Mt. St. Helens, and, now, Mt. Shasta. Very satisfying!

Nov 17

A Look Back—Columbia River

Photograph of the Columbia River in OregonMy first view of Oregon’s magnificent Columbia River. Not far from here begins the famous Columbia River Gorge with its dramatic waterfalls.

Oct 17

A Look Back—Mt. Hood Black And White

Black and White photograph of Mt. Hood, in OregonA detail of Mt. Hood, converted to black and white.

Oct 17

A Look Back—Mt. Hood Sunrise

Photograph of Mt. Hood, in Oregon, at sunriseA solo camping trip from California to Oregon and Washington. Camping season was almost over in this area of Oregon. I camped in a campground the last night it was open in October, 2007. It was extremely cold, but the compensation was an early morning view of Mt. Hood.

Oct 17

A Look Back—Sailboat And Mist

Photograph of a sailboat on a quiet lake in Kings Canyon National Park, CaliforniaOn an early morning run around Hume Lake in Kings Canyon National Park, I saw the mist rising around the sailboat and knew I had to come back before the light changed. I sprinted back for the camera and then back again to the lake. A lot of work, but worth it!

Oct 17

A Look Back—Kings River

Photograph of the Kings River flowing over rocks at Cedar Grove Kings Canyon National Park, CaliforniaA visit to Cedar Grove at the end of Highway 180 in Kings Canyon National Park in July of 2007. It was a first attempt at using a polarizing filter to slow the shutter speed to blur the flowing water. I was pleased with this one.

Oct 17

A Look Back—Storm Over Half Dome

Photograph of a over Half Dome at Yosemite National Park, California

Half Dome Storm 2

A dramatic incoming storm, early June, 2007. An exciting visit that resulted in some of my favorite photographs.