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

Picture perfect

You wouldn’t think shooting a portrait could be all that hard but I have seen more simple head shots ruined by bad lighting and busy backgrounds than I can shake a monopod at.… Continue reading

Shadows on the hill

Today’s hike was all about the light.  Climbing along the ridge lines along Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park was a study of light and shadow dancing along the trail today. I headed to Pleasanton Ridge for a quick… Continue reading

Welcome to the viewfinder

Seven years ago I took a bold step I thought and began a blog for the Tracy Press newspaper.  Snapshots has been a way to talk about photography, photojournalism and some of the… Continue reading