Category Archives: documentary

New Zealand Visions: Northland and Back


This is just a brief intro to all we’ve seen on the journey from Auckland to Cape Reinga at the northern tip of New Zealand. It is by no means a complete representation of the journey, or New Zealand itself. … Continue reading

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New Zealand’s Red-Billed Gull: Feeding on 90 Mile Beach


The Red-billed Gull is one of those ubiquitous birds here in New Zealand, but as such it is a good bird for providing a study in their habits. This short video shows one of its styles of feeding. Enjoy, Galen

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New Zealand’s Pied Shag: A short video


Here is a very short video of one of the first birds I came across in NZ-

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Lambs of Tomales


I live in ranch country. Most every hill is dotted with cows or sheep (and the occasional goat.) In the winter, usually around mid-December, lambs are born. This often continues into January, and over the months the lambs get older, … Continue reading

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Photo essay: Clammers on Tomales Bay: Part II


Part 2 in my Tomales Bay clamming series is hi lighted by Eloy Garcia, a man that has been visiting Tomales Bay, California for decades. Eloy’s method of catching his clams differs greatly from the majority of clammers out here. … Continue reading

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Clammers: A photo essay: Part I


I wanted to fool around with the idea of a photo essay, which is essentially a series of pictures with little or no text, but that still tells a story. This is Part I, and it is images of people clamming … Continue reading

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Why I don’t use Photoshop


I don’t know how to use Photoshop anymore, but that is okay- I don’t really feel much of a need for it. Back when I did have it, I only used it for three things: making signs, making business cards, … Continue reading

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The weather’s not so nice. Guess it’s time to grab my camera.


There’s a storm out there. It’s foggy and grey. The winds are blowing and I can hardly stand up straight. These are all excuses for the “normal” person (read non-photographer) to stay indoors. For those of us who suffer from … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a photo: How do I photograph an otter eating a fish?


I can only answer this question by explaining how I got high definition video and 20+ megapixel images of a North American River Otter this past weekend. The first key factor was, well, luck. I was kayaking in an area … Continue reading

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Osprey’s catch of the day


Sometimes the images that are the most fun, aren’t always the best pictures. This series of an osprey, while a lot of fun (and much commented upon,) is not actually the greateset show of technical photography. I’ve cropped them way … Continue reading

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Focusing on portraits: Animal and otherwise


A portrait tries, with a single snapshot in time, to tell a story. This is true, whether the image is of an old ranch hand, a cow, or a wild animal. Usually this will be a tightly focused image, where … Continue reading

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Walkabout to Abbotts Lagoon


I’m fortunate to have a national seashore nearly on my doorstep. A short drive and I can be kayaking on the glistening waters of Tomales Bay. A little farther and I am hiking tree lined trails that give way to … Continue reading

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