Archive for ‘stock photos’

  • New Photos: Favorites from 2011

    As 2011 wraps up, I wanted to share a few of my favorite nature and landscape photos of the year, all from California. Half Moon Bay During a trip to Half Moon Bay, the clouds defeated me for sunrise, so I walked out to Pillar Point to create a more moody image, taking advantage of […]

  • Christchurch Cathedral, New Zealand

    A quick photographic tribute to Christchurch Cathedral in Christchurch, New Zealand. The main spire collapsed in yesterday’s 6.3 earthquake.

  • Ten Favorite Photos From 2010

    As a way to wrap up the year, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite photos from 2010. Some of these will seem familiar (yes, more pictures of golden retrievers), and some not so much (wedding photos? Huh?). This is Jasper, our golden retriever, running like a moron through a field of foxtails. […]

  • Featured Photo: Luminarias in Tubac Arizona

    In the American Southwest, luminarias are a traditional form of Christmas lights, made by placing a candle in a paper bag weighted down with a little sand. (They now have electric versions, for those leery of putting a lit candle in a paper bag.) You can find luminaria displays throughout the Southwest, and we found […]

  • Featured Photo: Eno River in Autumn

    Photos of fall color usually focus on leaves, for obvious reasons. In this photo, however, I wanted to instead focus on the patterns made by the leaves as they floated downriver, leaving the fall color, per se, as a supporting element.

  • Featured Photo: Fall Leaf

    October has arrived, and the fall leaves are starting to turn color here in California. (Yes, we have fall color in California.) I found the first sign of fall recently while walking through the redwoods in Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve, near Half Moon Bay, CA. It was just a single leaf of a […]

  • Featured Photo: Dog Shaking Off

    We were at the South Fork American River in the Sierra Nevada foothills, and I wanted to create a fun image that conveyed the joy our dogs were having playing in the river, and the fun we were having watching them. If you’ve ever been with dogs at a river (or lake or creek or […]

  • August Photo Gallery: Sierra Nevada

    This month’s photo gallery features pictures from the Sierra Nevada mountains in California. The Sierra Nevada stretches over 400 miles, and is covered by a continuous line of national forests and parks, making it an outdoor recreation paradise. Not too bad for photos, either. Can’t see the slideshow because Flash isn’t supported? View the original […]

  • Firefighters Attack a Brush Fire

    There’s a photographer’s adage that you should always have a camera with you, because you never know what unexpected excitement you might stumble into when you’re out and about. This is even easier to do if the unexpected excitement is next door. The brush fire in my neighbor’s yard, for example. It started when part […]

  • July Photo Gallery: Tucson, Arizona

    As the temperatures climb here in California’s Sierra Nevada foothills, my mind naturally starts to wander back to when we lived for a time in Tucson, Arizona. Ah, at least it’s not the desert, right? Surprisingly, there are summer days when it’s actually hotter here than in Tucson. I’m not sure we expected that. This […]