Rockport, Massachusetts
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Rockport, Massachusetts

Perched at the top of Cape Ann some 40 miles north of Boston, Rockport has long been a tourist attraction. Its snug harbor, highlighted by a red fishing (or lobster)…

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Grand Canyon—July 2016
The shadowy "V" in the sky at right is relatively rare "anti-crepuscular rays" formed by atmospheric water droplets that scatter the light of the setting sun.

Grand Canyon—July 2016

Susan and I rendezvoused with our son Geoff and his family at the Grand Canyon in mid-July at the height of the tourist season. Our major accomplishment was finding a…

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A Study of Flowing Water
Study rocks annd flowing water. South fork of the Stanislaus River.

A Study of Flowing Water

While I was up at Pinecrest in the Sierras this June, I decided to take a different photographic tack. Rather than my usual collection of images of a particular area,…

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Far Northern California Coast

Not everyone realizes that there is another 300+ miles of California coastline north of San Francisco. If what's south of Monterey is Big Sur, this even larger area is "Big…

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Redwood National Park

In late May, 2016, my friend Jerry and I traveled to far northern California to Redwood National Park and a variety of State Parks located between Eureka and Crescent City. It…

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Springtime in the Foothills
Oaks and trail

Springtime in the Foothills

A morning hike in springtime in the Mount Diablo foothills is truly soul-refreshing. These images were made in the hills above Borges Ranch here in Walnut Creek. That I was on…

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Pacific Grove & Point Lobos Reserve
Surf & colorful houses. Pacific Grove.

Pacific Grove & Point Lobos Reserve

Susan and I celebrated  her birthday and Leap Day 2016 with friends, Jenny and Chuck, at one of our favorite places on earth: the Monterey Peninsula, including a visit to Point Lobos Reserve…

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2015 Photographs
The lights of the valley illuminate the clouds, but the environment where I'm standing is still dark, allowing the night sky to reveal its glories. The smudges on the right side of the photo are errant clouds.

2015 Photographs

Well, it's time for another book. This time my favorites from 2015. This collection is the result of travels around the United States (and one night in Canada) during 2015.…

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Moon, Planets, and Stars
Milky Way above the pines, October 12, 2015.

Moon, Planets, and Stars

During 2015 I have tried my hand at astrophotography, and all the shots here are shown in chronological order. There have been two lunar eclipses, one in April, another in…

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Red Rock Country

In May 2015, four hearty souls (my son Geoff, brother-in-law Greg, nephews Alex and Mike) and I (a less hearty soul) set out for Moab Utah, often called "standing up country,"…

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Yellowstone National Park

I have been to Yellowstone National Park a number of times, but never before in the crowds of August. Happily, Yellowstone is a huge place and it mostly seems pretty…

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Hamilton Beach Moonrise and Sunset
Broadmarsh River sunset

Hamilton Beach Moonrise and Sunset

On our last two nights at our summer home in Wareham, Massachusetts, we enjoyed a "blue moon" rising, followed the next day by a gorgeous sunset over the Broadmarsh River, which…

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Room 3655

Susan and I recently visited Niagara Falls, Ontario on the Canadian side of the falls. We stayed at the Fallsview Hilton on the 36th floor, which afforded an almost bird's…

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Chicago on the 4th of July

 As part of the biannual "DeWitt Family Reunion," a number of us visited ChicagoOn the 4th of July. We took the "Architecture Boat Tour," which offers outstanding views of many…

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Red Rock Country

 In May, 2015, five hearty adventurers traveled to the unique red rock country around Moab, Utah. In addition to two well-known national parks--Arches and Canyonlands--there are astounding rock formations, cliffs,…

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Poppies, Mustard, & Horses

On a beautiful March morning, Susan and I drove out on Marsh Creek Road, south on Morgan Territory Road on the east side of Mt. Diablo, to Livermore for lunch…

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In the Neighborhood

Yesterday, two friends and I discussed image composition and then we took a field trip to the Heather Farm Garden Center and Heather Farm Park, both of which are steps outside…

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2014 Favorites

2014 was an extraordinarily productive year. I went more places and shot more images--about 2000--mostly HDR (High Dynamic Range). The year began with a drive up the Big Sur coast and then…

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