Monterey Dreaming

Monterey county in California is a beautiful wild place for photography but the wind, topology of landscape and haze make it difficult to get a good shot.

A photo walk

One if my favorite pastimes is going on a photo walk.  Alone or in a group, photo walks offer a great opportunity to enjoy what’s there, to notice and to document. A good photo walk has no goal, no agenda, no ambition at artistic achievement. To take the best advantage of a photo walk, pack light:Continue reading “A photo walk”

Splash

I don’t know if wave splashes in long exposure have any artistic value, but they are sure fun to obtain. They are also impossible to replicate. Taking a long exposure photograph is looking at the scene in whole different away. It is magical, it slows up the time for your eye to see. A fewContinue reading “Splash”

My dream of Bodie

This post summarizes my impressions of Bodie State Historic Park, which I visited for the first time last October (2020). Despite the heat, dust and smoke from wildfires, I did enjoy the visit. My friend Beth and I were in the midst of a fall colors chasing expedition when we found ourselves in the area.Continue reading “My dream of Bodie”

Spring Musings in black and white

You can use color filters to obtain the black and white image you want straight out of camera. A filter will lighten the color that is the same of its own color.

Ocean view

Many contemporary landscape photographers try to balance the natural beauty of the land with the imprint of humans in a movement loosely known as “contemporary landscape”.