Whimbrel at Del Mar Beach

Walking on the Beach in Del Mar

We were vacationing in Del Mar, California last month, enjoying walks on the beach everyday and a few travels around San Diego. We spent one day in Pasadena to see the latest show our son was working on. Even though there were a few other things we did, this year our vacation was really about … Continue reading Walking on the Beach in Del Mar

Basic beach, no frills

Shop Images More pictures from this trip are posted here. Yesterday (Monday 11/21) my photo outing took me to Solana Beach. It's a basic beach. No frills, but a great walk. It was a break from our normal Del Mar vacation habit of going to San Diego at least once during the week. That's okay. … Continue reading Basic beach, no frills

Sea Otter eating

Having Lunch with a Sea Otter. Yummy Crustaceans

Buy Prints and More During our week in Santa Cruz last month, I was privileged to spend about an hour having lunch with Ms. Sea Otter and her nervous pup. They were modeling for me during an afternoon shoot. Ms. Otter was busy diving under the wharf to get her lunch, a mixture of yummy … Continue reading Having Lunch with a Sea Otter. Yummy Crustaceans

Sealion

Do not disturb the sleeping California Sea Lion

Buy Prints Last month we took a short trip over to the coast and spent a few days enjoying the beach climate in Santa Cruz. We strolled along the beach and on the wharf, did some shopping, stopped by the lighthouse and took in the view off the point. We also ate some great food, … Continue reading Do not disturb the sleeping California Sea Lion

Point Reyes

Point Reyes – Drawing Photographers for Years

It has been called a shipwreck, but I don't really know. I have also heard that it was simply abandoned. Whatever, the Point Reyes has been a draw for photographers for a very long time. And why not. It may be overdone, but is still a great subject and a fun shoot. I will probably … Continue reading Point Reyes – Drawing Photographers for Years

Glory, Majesty, and a Del Mar Sunset

Buy This image takes us back a few months to winter. Yes, winter. Southern California has some of the best winter weather anywhere, and a Del Mar sunset on the beach can be just incredible, especially in winter. It's the clouds. Everyone knows clouds are a rarity in Southern California, especially in summer, so we … Continue reading Glory, Majesty, and a Del Mar Sunset

Crop duster close-up

Dusting the fields of Lodi

Click on the images to view a larger version. Driving north of my long commute to work this morning I started to hear the opening theme from the movie Pearl Harbor. You know the piece, Tennessee, by Hans Zimmer. It plays as a crop duster is seen soaring over the fields of Tennessee during opening … Continue reading Dusting the fields of Lodi

Sitting on the beach watching surfers by a pier

Winter in Southern California Can Be Brutal

Winter in San Diego, CA. (Dec. 2013) Winter in southern California can be brutal. A sweat shirt is often needed to brave the cool breeze coming off the Pacific Ocean where daytime temperatures could dip down below 65 degrees. Ocean Beach is one of the most popular communities in San Diego. The historic pier is … Continue reading Winter in Southern California Can Be Brutal