Sonoma Coast

A Saturday drive on a beautiful June day north on Highway 1 begins with the obligatory Golden Gate Bridge shot.  Lunch at Bodega Bay at the fisherman's pier.  Then north along…

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Pinecrest Forest and Rivers

On Monday morning, May 12, 2014 I was out about an hour after sunrise to capture a few early morning shots along the South Fork of the Stanislaus River just below Strawberry.  About…

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Twilight at Pinecrest Lake

On Mother's Day afternoon I drove to Pinecrest Lake at 6000 feet elevation in the Sierra Nevada mountains.  I was anxious to photograph the night sky some place without the light pollution that plagues…

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California Gold Country

On my way back from a short photo excursion to the Sierra Nevada mountains, I stopped at a couple old California gold rush sites, Chinese Camp and Knights Ferry (more a mill…

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San Diego Zoo Safari Park

About 30 miles northeast of San Diego is the San Diego Zoo Safari Park (formerly known as the "Wild Animal Park").  Animals live in large enclosures and are generally free…

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Moonrise

The much-publicized lunar eclipse on April 14 was preceded by a moonrise about a half-hour after sunset.  From my vantage point here in Walnut Creek, the moon rose in the…

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Europe 1998

In June 1998, my children, Geoff and Elisabeth, and I (and Elisabeth's friend, Andrea) undertook a European Grand Tour of Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and England.  These images are from that…

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Springtime in Madison

Lest we Right- and Left-Coasters think of the Midwest as strictly flyover country, some parts of it are booming.  Even in the depths of winter.  There are construction cranes all…

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