Western Seagulls of Anacapa Island

Western Seagulls of Anacapa Island

On May 13, I went with two friends to East Anacapa Island, the smallest of the chain that comprises the Channel Islands National Park. Western sea gulls were nesting practically everywhere. Many nests are just inches off the foot path. One was right in the middle,...
A visit to earth’s oldest living organisms

A visit to earth’s oldest living organisms

California has the tallest peak (Mt. Whitney) in the continental US and the lowest point (Death Valley.) It also boasts the tallest trees, the biggest trees and the oldest trees. The latter are the Bristlecone pines, located in the White Mountains, one of which has...
What makes a scenic image endure?

What makes a scenic image endure?

What makes a scenic photograph interesting enough to hold interest over time? Portraits are easily explained because the human face can register and communicate many things at once and be open to interpretation that keeps us looking. The Mona Lisa is exhibit A. But...
Central California Summer

Central California Summer

Central California is a favorite place for my wife and I to visit. The landscape is remarkably untouched and will remain so. Here are five images from our trip there in late July. The first image is from Montana de Oro state park, taken from the bluffs trail. Next is...
Pelican Frenzy

Pelican Frenzy

I went to the Ventura Pier  in Ventura, California  on 11/12 to shoot a background shot for an upcoming annual report cover. I arrived early and heard a hubbub down the beach — a lot of birds were making a lot of racket — so I switched to a telephoto lens and walked...