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Pfeiffer Beach, Big Sur February 2009
Pfeiffer Beach is a dramatic stretch of
beach just a few miles south of Julia Pfeiffer
State Park on Highway 1. Easy to miss, but worth
Evening and Nightfall at Cannery Row, Monterey,
||An evening walk before and
after dinner at Cannery Row in Monterey as the
light faded into nightfall. A somewhat touristy
place these days, but on a cool night in
February it still has a lot of charm.
Point Molate, Richmond, CA. January 2009
||Formerly the location of the
Point Molate Naval Fuel Depot (and
Winehaven) this peninsula is now owned by
the city of Richmond.
Development is a possibility in this
location, and the worst kind, yet another Indian
Casino. How they will accommodate the traffic
I'll never know. An asinine idea.
Martinez Marina, Martinez, CA, January 2009
||A bright and cold January
day. Gulls, herons, boats and assorted images
from a quiet harbor on the
The Monterey Coast November 22 & 23, 2008
||I spent a weekend with my two
amigos, John and Tony, where there was changing
weather on the
The Golden Gate in October Light, Marin
Headlands, October 2008
||Two Saturdays, one filled
with fog, the other with light, at one of the
beautiful spots in the world.
Point Lobos State Reserve, Carmel CA. August
||"The greatest meeting of land
and water in the world", on an overcast day in
late August. If you have never been
The USS Hornet, the Oakland Estuary and Alameda,
Alameda Naval Air Station is being
transitioned to non-military use. There you will
USS Hornet, the aircraft carrier that picked
up the Apollo 13 astronauts in 1969.
Sea Ranch Gallery,
Gualala, CA. June 2008
||My yearly trip to
Sea Ranch resulted in many images of the
Mendocino Coast. I count myself fortunate to
live near this amazing edge of land and sea.
Fort Ross State Park on
Highway 1, June 2008
||This old fort marks the limit
of Russia's expansion into the New World in the
Ferrari Challenge at Infineon
Raceway May 3 2008
|| My brother and I
attended this gentlemen's racing series as
spectators. Lot's red cars and lots of noise.
It's a yearly event. Check it out at
San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers
Rehearsals, Marin County, April 2008
San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers really know
how to make a room rock. A great bunch of folks.
It was a pleasure doing these photos for them.
Seattle WA April 2008
|Designed by the
Olmsted Brothers this out of the way park
consists of a reservoir and water tower (the
second highest view of the city), a conservatory
Seattle Asian Art Museum.
Sculpture Park and Seattle Center
Seattle WA April 2008
|A retro/modern trip through
Olympic Sculpture Park, built in a reclaimed
industrial neighborhood and the Seattle Center,
home of the
Space Needle and the
|Whirlwind drive to the
Pacific Northwest in April where the sun shone
brightly! No rain! I could hardly believe it.
Equinox on the Carquinez Strait, Martinez, Port
Costa and Crockett March 21, 2008
||I jumped in my car and
explored my own backyard in Contra Costa County.
Birds, refineries, rust, fences and bridges
Carquinez Strait. What a gorgeous day it
Advent Software FP&A 2008
||Some of the great people I
Point Tucson AZ
|A great party for a great
Pima Air and
Space Museum, Tucson AZ January 2008
||A trip to Tucson in January
allowed me to return to this
museum of retired aircraft. I find aircraft
fascinating, though these images remind me so
much of how we averted disaster in the Cold War,
and how we still have far to go before we live
in a peaceful world..
Desert Museum, Tucson AZ January 2008
||Deserts are often thought to
be forsaken places, but in fact they are as
filled with as much life, light and color as any
Desert Museum is a must see when visiting
Street Shots, Tubac
AZ January 2008
less than one thousand in habitants was the
original Spanish garrison in Arizona. Located
about 30 miles south of Tucson it is now home to
a thriving artist colony.
|Here's to another 25 years!
Saying Goodbye to
Kevin January 2008
||A celebration of a life. We
will never forget him.
Fall Light, Gualala, CA November 10-12, 2007
||Candace and I took a brief
weekend trip back up to Sea Ranch in November.
As usual it was a fantastic trip. The light was
brisk, the sea was cold and the weather was
dramatic. (Scroll down for the Sea Ranch
galleries in Summer of 2007.)
Mountain View Cemetery September
and October, 2007
Eleven (detailed information on this project will be
UC Davis Photo
Walk, October 2007
Briony, is an undergraduate at the
University of California at Davis.
These photos are from a short walk on campus on
an autumn Sunday.
Cemetery, Black Diamond Mines, Contra Costa
County, CA. October 7, 2007
||The families of the
coal mining communities of Somersville and
Nortonville were laid to rest in this
cemetery in the 19th century. Abandoned after
the towns were deserted it was almost lost
through vandalism, but thankfully it is now
protected by the East Bay Regional Park system
and is in the midst of restoration.
Black Diamond Mines
Regional Park, Contra Costa County, CA October
||This was the
location of several very active coal mines
in the 19th century which were the main source
of coal for northern California. A number of
towns were active here and the place retains a
sense of history. Very quiet vistas of the
Coast: Foggy Day at the Usal River August 1,
||A dreary and foggy day
accentuates the loneliness and distance of the
southern entrance to the
Lost Coast. I'd tell you where it is, but I
have been sworn to secrecy. And the road is
State Beach, July 2007
||Located 18 miles north of
this beach is just south of the
Lost Coast, out of the way and very quiet.
We stayed here at the
Howard Creek Inn, a ranch that dates from
the mid-19th century, when this area was heavily
Beach State Park, July 2007
||This is a
quiet little beach that's easy to miss, Just
a few miles south of
Point Arena. The waves roll in slowly and
you can see them stretching out on both sides of
a high bluff.
Evergreen Cemetery, Manchester, CA July 2007
||I have been photographing
this quiet corner on Highway One for 25 years,
on and off. It's a continual inspiration to my
eyes, and reminds me of my own mortality. Last
year's gallery is
here, and I'll have a collection of older
photos up here at some point in the near future.
Gallery Four, July 19, 2007
||A morning communing with the
Pareidolia Point (my name, you won't find it
on a map) where we meet the Troll Sphinx. Later
in the evening the sunset from the bluff trail.
Gallery Three, July 18, 2007
||In this batch there are a few
High Dynamic Range (HDR) experiments (also
in days 1 and 2, truth be told). Two walks: the
first as the fog lifted in the morning and the
second as the light illuminated the early
afternoon on the Pacific coast shoreline.
Gallery Two, July 17, 2007
||A photo walk while the fog
drifted into the shore. The coast weather can
change within a few minutes. Watching the
weather and the evolving light is the whole
challenge and point of landscape photography.
And the reward!
Gallery One, July 16, 2007
||Six full days of vacation in
Sea Ranch resulted in many images of the
Mendocino Coast. On day one there was
sunlight, fog and changing weather.
Yerba Buena Center
Gardens, San Francisco, June 2007
||In many ways this is the
heart of downtown San Francisco.
Gardens are located about two blocks from my
office, so I took three lunches in a row to
catch some of the bright summer light.
Ridge, Morning and Evening, May 2007
local open space that I have photographed
for many years. Shell Ridge has a variety of
moods. This is the first gallery of landscapes
Tokina 12-24 ATX wide angle zoom that I
recently added to my camera bag.
Light, Fall and Spring 2006-2007
||A collection of pictures over
the last ten months or so. I am fortunate to
work in one of the
most beautiful cities in the world. These
are things I see everyday on my way to and from
Reservoir, Lafayette, CA. May 2007
||Some shots after an early
morning storm. The
reservoir is a popular place for hikers and
fishermen. Built in the 1920's it has a rather
odd tower located near the dam base.
Weather April 2007
I got together and did some shooting at the
Sonoma County State Beach in Jenner, and
Sugarloaf State Park in Kenwood. On the way
back home I did some roadside photography in the
Sonoma wine country.
Beach, April 2007
||An overcast day exposes the
lush colors of the dunes and rocks at this
short stretch of beach located in Pacific Grove,
CA. Asilomar is Spanish for "refuge by the
Beach State Park, April, 2007
||Morning and evening light,
spectacular coast, and a crystal lagoon.
This beach is nestled between Carmel and Point
Lobos and is easy to miss. The bend of
the shore is worth a stop and a walk.
Regional Park, Carmel, CA. April, 2007
||I found this
easy to miss park by accident while driving
out Carmel Valley Road inland from the ocean. I
need to go back and do some exploring of the
Park, Livermore CA. March 2007
||Spring is a great time to
Sunol. Alameda Creek is flowing in the
valley of the Little Yosemite, the poppies are
out, the hills are intense green and the oaks
have leafed out.
Crosses of Lafayette, March 2007
||A powerful and spontaneous
memorial to those who have lost their lives in
Iraq. I post these photos with respect. For
further information here is
the official site.
Open Space, Lafayette, CA. March 2007
||This part of Acalanes Ridge
extends south. A path drops you to a point where
you can see the junction of Highway 24, I680 and
BART while standing next to oaks, poppies and
old ranch land.
Acalanes Ridge, Walnut Creek, CA.
February and March 2007
||This area has become my basic
landscape laboratory. This is a gallery of shots
at sunrise, mid-morning and afternoon, capturing
the transitory deep greens of the Bay Area
At the Channel Islands, Ventura Ojai and Oxnard,
CA January 2007
||A three day weekend to see
some old friends. In all the years I have
traveled to this part of the California coast I
have never seen such clear and precise light.
Acalanes Ridge, Walnut Creek, CA. January 2007
||Views of Mt. Diablo from the
Acalanes Ridge Open Space. A 10 minute walk from
The Last of
||A collection of photographs
taken during the holidays through November
and December 2006
Falls, Marin County CA, December 2006
||Waterfalls in a steep, wooded
canyon on the slopes of Mt. Tamalpais in the
Marin Water District
Muir House, Martinez, CA, December 2006
||John Muir made his home in
the Bay Area from 1890 to 1914 and his home is
preserved as a
National Historic Site. These photos were
taken on a clear, cold December afternoon.
Regional Park, Fremont, CA December 2006
||Rich and vibrant wetlands,
wildlife and broad vistas of the San Francisco
Bay. When you are there it's hard to remember
you are close to the city.
Territory Regional Park, Livermore CA November
||Autumn light, dramatic clouds
and skies on a dry day in one of the East Bay's
most striking regional parks.
Evergreen Cemetery, Manchester CA, July 2006
||Gravestones from the 19th
Century, Northern California Coast
Software Marathon Server Move
||250 servers, 10
professionals. Consummate work. What a team!
||Images of Las Vegas in early
||Late afternoon near the Mandalay Bay and
Luxor hotels. A night walk: Excalibur, New York,
New York, MGM Grand, Tropicana
||Daytime Walk at the Mandalay Bay and Luxor.
Night views from the Eiffel Tower, The Bellagio
||Golden light at the Mandalay Bay, The Luxor
at Night, The Bellagio Fountains
||The Luxor, Inside the Pyramid
||Desert Light: A Walk up the Strip
|Greyhound Picnic 2006
||Pictures of the Golden State Greyhound
Picnic on 9/24/06
|Greyhound Photo Gallery
||Pictures of the Golden State Greyhound Play Day on 9/3/06
|Landscape Photo Gallery
||Landscapes of Northern California.
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