Pacific Dogwood Flowers at Big Trees

“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade” Popular saying.  On Mother’s Day, May 8th, and on Mon, May 17th, I walked the South Grove Trail at the Calaveras Big Trees State Park with a composition on my mind: I wanted a shot of the blooming Pacific Dogwood, Cornus nuttallii, against the trunk of a Giant Sequoia, Sequoiadendron giganteum. If you areContinue reading “Pacific Dogwood Flowers at Big Trees”

The Movement of the Waves

There are some cliffs at the Rodeo Beach in Marin County from where I like to make abstract photographs of the ocean. I have two such photographs in my “Ocean” portfolio and I want to add a few more. The short movie below, taken with my Motorola cell phone, was made from one of thoseContinue reading “The Movement of the Waves”

ICM photography at North Table Mountain

I go to Table Mountain every spring for the wildflowers. This year it was beyond crowded, and since I had photographed the place ad nauseam in the past, I packed light (just my toy camera, the Z50 and its 50 mm dedicated lens). My intention was to enjoy the walk and friends while practicing Intentional Camera MovementContinue reading “ICM photography at North Table Mountain”

Fishing for answers

The weekend passed fast. I stare at an empty blog post and wonder, what am I fishing for? How do I get beyond “I went here”, “I went there”, “I did this”, “I did that?” See, “I  have good equipment and I know how to use it”. In the photos I took yesterday, I can distinguishContinue reading “Fishing for answers”