The great wide open

When the walls begin to close in a little too tight I always head for the hills and a hike on a remote trail. Hiking has become the glue that holds my sanity… Continue reading

The climb

I was sitting on the top of Mount Diablo’s Eagle Peak on Saturday looking across the canyon to my next destination.  Off in the distance Diablo’s North Peak and Summit waited under the… Continue reading

After the storm

A thunderstorm rumbled over Tracy today and amid the electrical display was lots of rain. After the first wave had passed I took a look around my parents yard to see what I… Continue reading

Where you find it

I was walking to my car after work today and just as I was about to open the door I noticed a curious thing.  Pulling in to the parking lot earlier in the day I… Continue reading

Wilderness walk

I was looking through some blogs the other day and I came across a curious posting  called 22 Things Happy People Do.  Among the list of feel good solutions to life numer 16 caught my… Continue reading

Night sky

I don’t think I would make a great storm chaser.  You know one of those guys that carries a camera and drives at breakneck speed towards the nearest tornado.  I don’t think so… Continue reading

Sunset hues

They say when life gives you lemons make lemonade, so when life doesn’t give you a view of a comet streaking across the heavens you might as well take some sunset photos. I was… Continue reading

The green season

Even though the official start of spring is more than a week away the last few days have been an early glimpse of the warmer days ahead. On the trail the breezes are… Continue reading

Homeward bound

On a drive back from the Santa Cruz area today I was passing along a lonely stretch of highway when the clouds filling the March sky screamed for a picture. I know it’s… Continue reading

Celestial season

The past few nights the full moon rising over Tracy has been spectacular and I couldn’t resist it any longer.  I put the 300mm f.4 lens with a 1.4 extender on my 5D… Continue reading