Monterey Car Week Cometh

It is that time of year again, with the rumble of engines and smell of race fuel filling the air,  the automotive extravaganza known as Monterey Car Week is almost here. I will not be attending the various racing and vintage car show events this year, but I am honouring the occasion with the releaseContinue reading “Monterey Car Week Cometh”

Continental Monterey Grand Prix, May 1, 2016

  See more photos from the 2016 Continental Monterey Grand Prix held at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

San Juan Bautista, California

A lovely day-trip destination, San Juan Bautista delights with a blend of history, culture, small-town charm, and delicious culinary adventures.  After thoroughly exploring the mission, being sure to peek around corners into less-explored rooms and taking the time to absorb the architectural and historical details, stroll down to the adjacent and very walkable main streetContinue reading “San Juan Bautista, California”

Harbor seal mothers and their playful pups

On the sheltered beaches of Monterey, Carmel, and Point Lobos, one can catch a lovely glimpse into the lives of harbor seals.  This time of year, the cute harbor seal pups are beginning to explore their watery homes, and their mothers keep a watchful eye as they swim through the swaying kelp forests and quietContinue reading “Harbor seal mothers and their playful pups”

Spring Flowers, freshly-picked fine art photo prints

In honor of the green hills and blooming spring wildflowers I’m seeing every day now, I’ve released a gallery of selected springtime Fine Art Flower Photography Prints, freshly picked to brighten any room.  A perfect gift for mother’s day, these fine art prints are available in a range of print styles and sizes, offering aContinue reading “Spring Flowers, freshly-picked fine art photo prints”

Salinas Valley, winter into spring

“February in Salinas is likely to be damp and cold and full of miseries. The heaviest rains fall then, and if the river is going to rise, it rises then.” – John Steinbeck, from ‘East of Eden’ This past February did not bring much rain, and the Salinas River has barely risen from it’s meandering,Continue reading “Salinas Valley, winter into spring”

A quiet winter evening in Carmel-by-the-Sea

Recently I enjoyed a lovely walk through quaint Carmel, California.  At the height of the summer tourist season, the streets are overflowing with visitors, and it can be difficult to find a peaceful moment between the busy shops and bustling restaurants.  In the winter however, a sense of calm settles across our picturesque region, andContinue reading “A quiet winter evening in Carmel-by-the-Sea”

one truck, two treatments

Both of these photos were shot in the same hour, in the indian summer heat of an October afternoon. Sunlight filtered through the dusty rows of a seemingly endless walnut orchard, and this decaying old pick-up truck was interesting from every angle. The first image was an early attempt at creative lighting and a foundContinue reading “one truck, two treatments”

Still Life: Tulips in Blue Vase

Fresh and delicate signs of spring, captured in the tradition of still life imagery. Fading flowers in a second-hand blue vase, shot in the diffuse light of my kitchen window, these soft white and pink spring tulips become an elegant reminder to pause and enjoy the simpler moments in our busy lives.

Orchidaceae, oh my!

…, originally uploaded by A.p.K. With an estimated 20,000+ individual flowering species, the Orchid family of plants is considered one of the most diverse and highly evolved forms of life with roots, leaves and flowers. Orchids exist in every habitat except glaciers, and new species are still being discovered. My encounters with orchids typically takeContinue reading “Orchidaceae, oh my!”

Road-trippin’

Big Sur bound, originally uploaded by A.p.K. Having long believed that the journey is the destination, I’ve always been as much a fan of the act of traveling, as a I am a fan of actually arriving in a new place. Last weekend was a marathon road-trip though, through a landscape altogether strange to meContinue reading “Road-trippin’”

just another day in paradise

just another day in paradise, originally uploaded by A.p.K. Living in Monterey is pretty much like living inside a postcard. Every sunset has the potential to make the evening magical, as the lights of the squid-fishing boats come to life along a stormy horizon, and a few hardy souls brave the cold wind and wavesContinue reading “just another day in paradise”