It’s in the middle of winter here in Michigan and although it’s been mild and comfortable I still miss Hwy 1 and Big Sur in California. I have been to Big Sur several times and each time it’s great. Well everything except
San Francisco is an urban landscape that every photographer must see. My recent post Get the Shot features the bay bridge from the Embarcadaro in San Francisco. When I first visited San Fran, it was officially my first date with my now fiance. We visited Fishermans Wharf, Ghirardelli Square, Union Square and several [...]
Every year, hundreds of photographers flock to Yosemite Valley in February to photograph Horsetail Falls. The angle of the setting sun illuminates Horsetail Falls so that the falls look like they are flowing lava. Horsetail Falls is a seasonal event during which the snow melts on a warm winter day off of the east side [...]
Technology is improving all the time and new stuff seems to come out everyday. That being said I am just going to cover a few things that are on the horizon that I am excited about.
First off the 5d Mark III or the replacement to the 5D mark II. I have waited for this [...]
I was talking with a beginner photographer the other day and I was asking about her recent trip. She said it was good but she took twenty or so photographs and only one was “good enough”. She seemed upset or down on herself for only getting one keeper after twenty or so photographs. I told [...]
Every year thousands of Monarchs make their way down the California coast to seek warmer weather. Some of these Monarchs migrate hundreds of miles from Northern California to Central California . Today I went to see the migration at the Pismo Beach Monarch Grove.
Photographing waterfalls can sometimes be a bit tricky. I prefer the cotton candy looking water. To get that look you will need a couple of things. One is a good sturdy tripod. Second is low light for a longer exposure. There are many ways to create a long exposure, but I will go over some [...]
This past weekend I visited Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park here in California. Click here for a map and directions. The park is located about 12 miles south of Big Sur off of the famous Hwy 1. Check the state park website for more info and trail closures. I neglected to [...]
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