Tag Archive: Feature

The Last Waltz

With winter’s chill in the air I made my last trip of the season to watch the sunrise Isenberg. Cold gray skies veiled in fog greeted my arrival as I had one last… Continue reading

Last light

December has arrived bring wind and clouds across the wetlands. Winter is near and soon the cranes will abandon this refuge to continue their migration journey. With a break between storm system I… Continue reading

Shades of grey

  The first winter storm of the season brought much needed wind and rain that helped clear the skies of smoke from wildfire burning in Northern California. A trip to the Isenberg Sandhill… Continue reading

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

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

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

Fresnel

On a trip to the Pigeon Point Light Station I got a close-up look at the fresnel lens system that once helped guide wayward ships through dangerous waters.   A common 150-watt projection… Continue reading

The road less traveled

To be honest the last thing I want to see on a hike is other hikers. I prefer the lonely less traveled trails. Today’s hike to Mount Diablo’s Olofson Ridge was just the… Continue reading

Pomp and pageantry

You really have to experience a Portuguese bloodless bullfight in person to┬átruly appreciate it. No amount of photos and video can convey the atmosphere of this tradition that has been handed down through… 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…