Pacific Dogwood Flowers at Big Trees, part two

Upon closer scrutiny of my photos from Calaveras, however, I did find a couple of photographs that succeeded in showing dogwood flowers in front of the Giant Sequoia.

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”

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.

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”

Cloudy ocean

Sometimes a photograph becomes so abstract that it is no longer a representation of reality.