Wide Boardwalk

February 2021

When I took my wide-angle lens to the beach, I didn’t want more pics of the sand and water. So I found something new.

Blazing Light Trails

January 2021

My first tests with long exposure photos took place over two days, indoors and out, just after sunset. I learned to twirl a string of LED lights to create colorful streaks, a blister, and to illuminate a cat.

Beaches Under Golden Hours

December 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic limited my travel and photo options in 2020. But, iPhone in hand, I still made a few expeditions and learned to appreciate different beaches around dawn and dusk.

Hiking Sedona Under the Sun and Stars

October 2020

In 2020 I visited Sedona, AZ for the first time. Socially-distanced hikes were easy, as daytime heat kept many tourists away. The views were worth the effort.

Sunset Atop Cerro San Luis

May 2020

Rarely have I enjoyed scenery on a hike as much as my sunset trip to the summit of this mountain in San Luis Obispo. This evening was a great way to start hiking in the area.

Stay Apart on Pismo Beach

May 2020

As with many places, Pismo Beach’s famous pier closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. The beach remained open as long as people didn’t linger in groups. More than a month after lockdown, I took my camera the beach on a foggy Saturday morning.

Hike Up to See a Sundown at Mission Peak

February 2020

A compilation of photos I shot during an amazing evening atop Mission Peak.

Feeling Small Among the NorCal Giants

October 2019

Walking among the Redwoods of Northern California.

New Video Gear at the Giants’ Feet

October 2019

Video with a new app, a new gimbal, and a semi-new lens didn’t quite pan out. But a few hours along the mile-long Redwood Loop Trail puts things in perspective. It’s easy to feel small at the feet of giants.

Trails at Skyline and Nine

August 2019

Two dayhikes, a week apart, took me through four parks and preserves at the intersection of California Highway 9 and Skyline Boulevard. The next weekend I returned for a dramatic sunset.