Posts Tagged ‘stock photos’

  • Swimming With Stingrays in Bahia de los Angeles

    A travel essay I wrote a few years ago about a trip to Baja California in Mexico. In Bahia de los Angeles, on the gulf coast of Baja California, there are no signs to warn you about the stingrays. In the United States, a ubiquity of signs alert one to the variety of dangers faced in […]

  • Photographing Costa Rica: Playa Grande

    “Oh, Sweetie, why don’t you just sleep in for once?” “I can’t. We’re only here for a couple days before we move on, and I’ve got to photograph as much as I can – who knows if and when we’ll ever make it back here?” “But you’re going to burn yourself out.” “No, there’s too […]

  • Photo Tip: Photograph Storm Light for Dramatic Photos

    While it’s easy to think about putting your camera away when a storm rolls in, that’s often the best time to capture dramatic light, and potentially make dramatic photos.

  • Kauai Video Project Breakdown (BTS)

    A behind-the-scenes look at the making of my recent video project, Kauai: Embracing the Journey. My goals for the video, how I had to change mid-stream, and some behind-the-scenes videos.

  • Kauai Adventure: Weathering the Storm

    A recent trip to Kauai helped challenge our notions of what constitutes a meaningful and relaxing vacation. It had been over six years since our last real vacation anywhere and we were really looking forward to taking some time off and exploring this beautiful island to the fullest. But just days before we arrived some of the worst storms in years rolled into in the islands, and suddenly our vision of sunny beaches, rainforest hiking, and snorkeling seemed a little less promising. Indeed, flash floods, closed roads, and dangerous surf — culminating in a declared disaster area — confirmed we were going to have to be a little flexible.

    But just days before we arrived some of the worst storms in years rolled into in the islands, and suddenly our vision of sunny beaches, rainforest hiking, and snorkeling seemed a little less promising. Indeed, flash floods, closed roads, and dangerous surf — culminating in a declared disaster area — confirmed we were going to have to be a little flexible.

  • 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.

  • Featured Photo: Cape Hatteras Sunrise

    Okay, it’s cliché — I know. But here’s a sunrise picture for the New Year, photographed at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, North Carolina. For a little context: it was February, and it was bitter cold. But otherwise this picture was fairly straightforward to make. After shooting some pre-dawn images, I set up nice and low to […]

  • 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. […]

  • Christmas, Half Moon Bay Style

    During the holidays, people everywhere put up lights and decorations. Yet there are still regional differences that can make the displays unique. Take the habit of Arizonans dressing up their cacti. The folks in Half Moon Bay, California, don’t have any cacti, but they do having fishing boats. And down at Pillar Point Harbor, there’s […]