Category Archive: feature

Hazy arrival

Smoke from the devastating Camp Fire that burned through the city of Paradise in Northern California has left much of the Central Valley blanketed in a layer of smoke and haze. I set… Continue reading

Paint the sky

Cool winds and clouds bring the first hint of winter coming to the Isenberg wetlands outside Lodi. The calendar still says fall but the colors in the sky hint of things to come.… Continue reading

En Masse

There is a saying, “go big or go home.” The sandhill cranes sunset arrival to Isenberg this past Saturday in the fading light included an en masse departure from their grazing field across… Continue reading

Sun up

Technically sunrise or sun up is described as that moment when the upper limb of the sun appears on the horizon in the morning. At Isenberg it is that moment when the color… Continue reading

A decade at Isenberg

It has been 10 years since I made my first trip to the Woodbridge Ecological Reserve just west of Lodi. Standing in the gathering darkness thousands of sandhill cranes trumpeted their arrival to… Continue reading

Days of Thunder

Mather Airport in Sacramento celebrated 100 years of history with the three-day California Capital Airshow featuring the United States Air Force Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron. America’s Ambassadors in Blue, the Thunderbirds perform flight… Continue reading

Light Station

First lit in 1871, the Pigeon Point Lighthouse sits on a rugged outcrop of rocks along the California coast.   The 115-foot-high brick tower has weathered through the years and has been closed… Continue reading

Just outside your front door

I have to admit, the view from my front yard was pretty spectacular as another storm system blew through town. I guess I should think about finding something else to photograph…  

Starlight

As another storm system blew through the Central Valley I was struck by the juxtaposition of the clouds under the stars. A first quarter phase moon illuminated the clouds casting a pale glow… Continue reading

Heaven’s Gate

A spring storm rolling through the California Central Valley brought wind rain and bounty of clouds. Out and about I tried to capture some of the more dramatic cloud formations with the iPhone… Continue reading