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The shore is not the horizon


I spend a lot of my time photographing on the water and near the water. As such there have been a few things I’ve had to learn- water reflects light, water is bad for your camera, your feet get wet … Continue reading

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Approaching wild animals, without walking towards them


The key to approaching wild animals, is to remember that they are wild. Profound isn’t it? Well, for this lesson, it boils down to this- if you walk directly towards an animal, that is an aggressive form of behavior. In … Continue reading

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Finding scale in New Zealand


So often when taking photographs, we see something amazing, raise our cameras, take the shot, and walk away very pleased with ourselves. Until we get home and review our pictures. We were so impressed with how much larger or smaller … Continue reading

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Bobcats: An essay in photos


Over the years I have come across many bobcats. The most meanigful encounters I have had were while kayaking. Most of my photographs of bobcats were taken in the Point Reyes National Seashore. Here are some of those images- And … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a photo #22: Bobcat stalking the shores of Tomales Bay


This image was in a recent photo essay that I posted, and due to its popularity, I am going to write a little about what went into capturing this image. First of all this photo was taken from my kayak. … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a photo #16: Morning lily pads


I made this image in my early days of digital photography, before I knew all the ins and outs of modern cameras. It didn’t really matter though, as many things such as exposure, compensating for bright light, focus, composition- all … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a photo #15: Frosted Fence


This early morning picture of a frosted fence illustrates the affect that aperture can have on a photograph. The closer you focus to where you are standing, the shallower your depth of field will be. For this photo I had … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a photo #13: Sunlit waves


This image highlights the importance of being willing to head out for pictures, even when the weather is crappy… or even because of bad weather. I took this picture during a break in a storm at a nearby beach. The … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a photo #5: Bubble Jelly in Drake’s Estero


This is a picture I took while kayaking in Drake’s Estero, a body of water lying within the Point Reyes National Seashore, one of my local parks. This one was simple to take. I have a small, digital point and … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a photo #42: Finding the invisible sheep


Out here where I live lambs are born in December or early January. This means that if you head out with your camera in February and March you can get photographs of playful, joyful lbs gamboling through the fields and … Continue reading

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Winter lambs


A new year has begun, and so the fields in this corner of pastoral bliss in which I find myself are filling up with the winter lambs. Birds have lost their breeding plumages, and all the hatch years are now … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a photo #51: Oyster Mushroom


We are now getting into our hot summer days, and I cannot help but day dream about last winter’s wild mushrooms. It was not as stellar of a year for chantrelles as I had hoped, but it was decidedly a … Continue reading

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