Articles here detail the story behind
a certain image, whether it's a technical article on how the image was achieved
or an anecdotal article on how the image came about.
Gandering at Geese!
Thousands of geese results in hundreds of photos.
Day Trip Road Trip!
11 hours and 197 miles of fun in and around central California.
Focus on the blur
So just how do I get some parts of this image sharp and others not so much?
Condor Health Checks
I was fortunate enough to be able to accompany the staff from the
Ventana Wildlife Society as they performed health checks on two condors. Find out
why checks are necessary and what's involved.
Good Days and Not So Good Days
See what happens when a condor pair don't have one of their best days.
Point Sur, Then and Now
Point Sur was the subject of a 1946 image created by Ansel Adams.
I was curious to see how much had changed in the subsequent 67 years, so set
out to find where Adams' image was taken from and see what it looks like today.
Everyone seems to love orcas, unless they're in the process of hunting,
at which time a lot of people don't want to hear anything more about it.
I was recently privileged to witness orcas hunt both dolphins and whales and wrote
this article about that encounter.
A Coyote in the Valley
One of my hopes during a recent visit to Yosemite was to see
a coyote hunting and I got supremely lucky.
If you'd like to see what it got up to during its hunting, follow the link below to read the article.
Orcas Hunt Off The Big Sur Coast
Two grey whales hide out in the shallows as orcas hunt
sea lions off the coast of Big Sur.
See the orcas in action (warning - if you don't like the sight of blood,
don't follow the link) in this article.
Get Off My Lawn
How do condors react when they find other condors in what they
perceive as their home trees?
Give a man a fish...
An overview of the approach I take to setting up my camera for
different types of shots.
I get to cross orcas off my "must see" list during an amazing day
on Monterey Bay.
2012's Day of Days
I don't have a favorite photo from 2012, but I do have a favorite day.
The SS Palo Alto
Experimenting with long exposures and water as the sun goes down.
The Story of "Abbey Road"
This image won the Grand Prize in the 2012 Ansel Adams Gallery
Photography Competition. Read how it came to be.