Category Archives: Location

Anatomy of a photo #79: The Wrybill


New I took this photograph during a fairly recent journey to New Zealand (the Wrybill is endemic to New Zealand, and so the best place to go to take a photograph of one is…) I didn’t however go to New … Continue reading

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The Klamath Basin: My introduction to lava tubes, and I am told where to find the eagles


New I had only seen the narrow strips of land within my headlights on my drive into Lava Beds National Monument, so when I woke, it was to an unfamiliar landscape. Volcanic rock, scrub and trees dominated the nearby landscape, … Continue reading

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Stanislaus National Park: A tour in Photos


New One of the more delightful backpacking trips I’ve been on in quite some time, was a trip I made with a friend of mine. We had a three day weekend ahead of us. We wanted that High Sierra feeling, … Continue reading

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Ardenwood Historic Park: A tour in photos


Ardenwood Historic Park is a family oriented, interactive park. It is part history, part petting zoo. It is educational and hands on… and oddly enough it is rather suburban. Nestled into the outskirts of Fremont, it is a mix of … Continue reading

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The Hazel-Atlas Sand Mines: A tour of photographs


New The heat of a summer’s day faded away with the noises of the outside world as I strode into this tunnel in time. I visited the Hazel-Atlas Sand Mines in the Black Diamond Regional Park, where they once gathered silicone to … Continue reading

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The Coyote Yawns: A short series of photographs


I came across this coyote one day while hiking in the hills of San Francisco’s Bay area. (The East Bay actually, near the historic Black Diamond Sand Mines out towards Antioch and Somersville.) It sat there long enough for me … Continue reading

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Chickadee in the spider’s web


One day while kayaking with a friend, I saw something I never imagined to see. A Chestnut-backed Chickadee with its wind stuck in a spider’s web. There were actually many spiderwebs around, and several chickadees, but only one that I … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a photo #69: Following the tracks of history


1930 saw the end of an era in western Marin and Sonoma counties, when the railroad running through this rural area was dismantled. Allowing timber and tourists alike to travel between Sausalito and the Russian River, little remains to hint … Continue reading

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The Languid Sea Lion, Continued…


I just noticed that I had a few other images of a Sea Lion languidly lounging at the water’s surface. I took these images the same day as I took these images of a Sea Lion with its flippers floating … Continue reading

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The Alien Anemone: A brief essay of photos


New Anemones are one of the more otherworldly creatures I can imagine… which I suppose makes sense, as they are from another world, a more watery one of ocean and sea. Some varieties are more regular visitors to our terrestrial … Continue reading

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Giacomini Wetlands: An essay of photos and brief history


The auction has ended and I’ve been auctioned off by the group (Point Reyes National Seashore Association -PRNSA) that is responsible for the restoration of the wetlands pictured below, and for making them a part of that same National Seashore. … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a photo #68: Elephant Seal Pup


New Two important factors when taking photographs of wildlife are finding them and safety (for the photographer and the wildlife). Right now, there is a chance to find both at the same place and time. I was able to take … Continue reading

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