Tag Archives: outdoors

Birds in Flight: Part II


A special thanks to Donna from Garden Walk, Garden Talk for taking me to task on never having continued my Birds in Flight series, since it is a topic that I really enjoy. Flight is such an integral part of … Continue reading

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Fall migration


I look outside, and I see new faces. I paddle the waters of Tomales Bay, and I begin to see species that weren’t here a few weeks ago. When I kayak at night, I begin to hear the whistle of … Continue reading

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Chickadee in a 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 of these thick spiderwebs around, and several chickadees, but only … Continue reading

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Moonfire on the beach


I went kayak camping the other weekend, and the tides were especially high. The small, remote beach we were camping on had a fire ring built by previous occupants. Normally, the pit would have been usable for a normal fire, … Continue reading

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Photographer’s dream


I just found out that Air New Zealand and NZ’s D.O.C. have come up with the Great Walker contest, and it sounds like a photographer’s dream. Nine weeks to walk New Zealand’s Nine Great Walks, all paid for. All you … Continue reading

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Silhouettes: An essay in photos


I was feeling a little inspired by my post of a few days ago- Silhouettes on the water, and thought I would post some of the silhouettes I’ve photographed over the ages. And if any of you would like to … Continue reading

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Silhouettes on the water


Creating a silhouette can be a quick, yet powerful way of making a dynamic image. They cut out the extraneous details, bringing the photograph down to a simplified field of light and dark, to outlines and shapes. The fine details … Continue reading

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In honor of the Golden Gates 75th


Today there were many celebrations for the Golden Gate Bridge’s 75th anniversary of its opening up to the public. While I was not able to attend the celebrations, I thought I would post some of the photographs I have taken … Continue reading

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Photographing the common in preparation for the uncommon


One of the greatest aids to becoming a good photographer is to create images of what you find around you. Photograph what interests you, what you can find easily in your day to day life. We are used to seeing … Continue reading

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Photographing a skunk… sort of


I sometimes wonder what it says about me, that when I see this- I do not turn my own tail and head the other direction. Instead, if it is not already in my hand, I grab my camera and set … Continue reading

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Long-tailed Weasel… at last!


For years I’ve been trying to get photographs of a Long-tailed Weasel, but all I’ve ever seen was a frozen figure an instant before it disappeared or a dead one on the side of the road. I’ve had a couple … Continue reading

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Oysterscapes: An Essay of Photos


Water seems to be a central theme here in this bucolic stretch of northern California. With Tomales Bay and Drake’s Estero, here in my lap, I find myself hardly able to escape aquaculture during my many paddlings. Millions of visitors … Continue reading

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