Forest fog | Big Sur, California

Mysterious, dark, quiet; a grove of trees in the coastal mountains of Big Sur, full of mist and morning light. I’d arrived at the campsite after dark, chasing the sunset down the winding curves of Highway 1 and setting-up camp as stars appeared overhead. During the night, fog gathered along cliffs and settled into valleys,Continue reading “Forest fog | Big Sur, California”

Perchance to Dream | San Francisco, California

Most of the photographs I collect when visiting Fort Point, San Francisco are of the architecture and magical spaces between shadow and light created by the repeating motifs and angles of the Fort itself. Climbing the steep stairs to the top of the structure, one is rewarded with a spectacular view of the Golden GateContinue reading “Perchance to Dream | San Francisco, California”

Small Yellow Songbird

As the days gradually become shorter and the season shifts to cooler temperatures, autumn is turning the leaves a lovely golden color before they fall. I am reminded of a little yellow songbird perched high in the branches of a tree on a cold winter morning. It calmly watched the sunrise, warming it’s wings asContinue reading “Small Yellow Songbird”

Monterey Bay Morning

From a recent Saturday morning in Monterey – went whale watching on a particularly windy, bright day. Only two whales were spotted, and due to the pitching rise and fall of the relentless ocean swell, I only managed a few photos of whales. However, sunny moments like this stern sunbathing seagull perched on a rustingContinue reading “Monterey Bay Morning”

California Drought & Wildfires

Lake Shasta, 07.14.08, originally uploaded by A.p.K. In California, where drought is a seasonal cycle as well as a condition that often affects the landscape for years at a time, it was big news earlier this week when the Governor declared the most recent period of drought to be officially over. This shot was takenContinue reading “California Drought & Wildfires”

weather, light

northern nevada, originally uploaded by A.p.K. Two of my favorite photographic ingredients – some fleeting condition like fast-moving clouds and rain, and the slanting rays of the sun. Even two images shot within seconds of each other can be remarkably different in tone and balance when captured under these conditions. This was a lucky shotContinue reading “weather, light”

A Very Patient Dog…

You know that moment, caught out of the corner of your eye, that seems to perfectly sum up a story or feeling, and then as quickly as it appeared, it vanishes into thin air? This is one of those moments, and perfectly illustrates why, at all times I feel compelled to have a camera withContinue reading “A Very Patient Dog…”