San Francisco and Sausalito, California

Photo conditions in San Francisco have been rough so far this holiday season.  The low fog continues to be MIA, and good old fashioned rain has put the kibosh on a hefty share… Continue reading

Sand Dunes Power Rankings

Thought I’d try something different this post…  Sand dunes are one of my favorite things to photograph, and I’ve been fortunate enough to walk on some of the most amazing dune fields in the… Continue reading

San Francisco, California

The stretch between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day is my favorite time for San Francisco photos.  The sun rises and sets farther south on the horizon, so when there’s color in the sky… Continue reading

Columbia River Gorge, Oregon and Washington, Part 2

My second day at the Columbia River Gorge started with another drive across the Bridge of the Gods.  I was heading to Panther Creek Falls, a little-known but strikingly beautiful waterfall tucked away… Continue reading

Columbia River Gorge, Oregon and Washington, Part 1

The most amazing waterfall photos on Flickr and 500px always seem to be from one of two places:  Iceland or the Columbia River Gorge.  I’d already been all the way to Iceland, but for some… Continue reading

Redwood National Park, California and Cape Perpetua, Oregon

My last two roadtrips centered on the southwest – all rock and desert, sun and heat, orange and yellow.  I decided to change directions this time.  I’d drive north along the California and… Continue reading

Imperial Sand Dunes, Salvation Mountain, and the Salton Sea, California

Interstate 10 cuts through the southern edge of the Imperial Sand Dunes.  The dune field is huge, stretching more than 40 miles north from the Mexican border.  I couldn’t pass it without stopping,… Continue reading

Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas and Saguaro National Park, Arizona

At the risk of hurting the parks’ feelings, I have to admit that Guadalupe Mountains and Saguaro are two of my least favorite National Parks, right up (down) there with Cuyahoga Valley, Hot Springs,… Continue reading

White Sands National Monument and Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico

I may have been even more excited to visit White Sands than I’d been to see the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.  I love photographing sand dunes, and the dune field at White Sands National… Continue reading

Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona and Albuquerque, New Mexico

I left the Grand Canyon after sunrise and drove towards Albuquerque.  At around noon I reached Petrified Forest National Park and made a quick stop.  I’d been to the park once before, but… Continue reading