SoCal Wildflower Bloom

Spring has sprung in Southern California! Yes, SoCal really does have seasons, as mild as they are. This photographic expedition required a bit more effort, as the location was about 250 miles from my home, and I had to drive across Los Angeles to get there. That is never fun. Ever. I planned my tripContinue reading “SoCal Wildflower Bloom”

Yosemite National Park

Last week (16-19 November 2021), I made a quick run to Yosemite National Park. It was my first visit there since September 2009, and I was anxious to get out and capture some images. I arrived at the Tunnel View around 3:30 p.m., just in time to catch the setting sun light up El CapitanContinue reading “Yosemite National Park”

Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve

Apparently, poppies hate wind. So do I. Each spring, poppies and other wildflowers blanket the 1,800 acre / 728 hectare Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve near Lancaster, California. It’s something that I’ve wanted to see since moving to California. The poppies were right at their peak last week, so I drove up on Saturday, 20Continue reading “Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve”

The Eastern Sierra and Pacific Northwest

It’s October and that means it was road trip time (I’m in a rut—this is the third year in a row that I’ve taken a road trip the first week of October). If you really want the gory details of the entire trip, you can read about them here. Suffice it to say, it wasContinue reading “The Eastern Sierra and Pacific Northwest”

Lone Pine and the Alabama Hills

My trip to the Alabama Hills last month really inspired me, so I decided to return for the three-day Veterans Day weekend. It was a short trip, but a rewarding one. Saturday’s sunrise wasn’t as spectacular as the one for my trip in October, but decent nonetheless. I also took a little detour up WhitneyContinue reading “Lone Pine and the Alabama Hills”

Eastern Sierra and Lake Tahoe

The first week of October 2017, I took a long-awaited photographic excursion from San Diego up the eastern Sierra to Lake Tahoe. Visited places included the Alabama Hills, Manzanar National Historic Site, Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, June Lake, and Bodie State Historical Park on my way to Lake Tahoe. You can read about the fullContinue reading “Eastern Sierra and Lake Tahoe”