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11-04-18 – Red Rock Canyon



Red Rock Canyon State Park features scenic desert cliffs, buttes and spectacular rock formations. The park is located where the southernmost tip of the Sierra Nevada converges with the El Paso Mountains. Each tributary canyon is unique, with vivid colors. After wet winters, the park’s floral displays are notable.

02-10-18 – San Francisco Day Trip

I flew to San Francisco for a day trip with some friends to play tourist. We visited Sutro Baths, The Golden Gate Recreational Area, and The Painted Ladies.

The Sutro Baths was a large, privately owned public saltwater swimming pool complex in the Lands End area of the Outer Richmond District in western San Francisco, California. Built in 1896, it is located near the Cliff House, Seal Rocks, and Sutro Heights Park.

The mile-long Baker Beach lies at the foot of rugged serpentine cliffs west of the Golden Gate. It provides panoramic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Marin Headlands and Lands End.

One of the most photographed locations in San Francisco, Alamo Square’s famous “postcard row” at Hayes and Steiner Streets is indeed a visual treat. A tight, escalating formation of Victorian houses is back-dropped by downtown skyscrapers, providing a stunning contrast.

01-27-18 – Anza Borrego



Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is a California state park located within the Colorado Desert of southern California, United States. The park takes its name from 18th century Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza and borrego, the Spanish word for sheep.

05-24-14 – Subway Cave


A short drive from Lassen Volcanic National Park is the Subway Cave, in Lassen National Forest. Subway Cave is actually a lava tube, formed about 20,000 years ago. It’s also a great place to cool off and explore.

05-24-14 – Lake Tahoe


On my way to the National Parks to the north, I decided to take the scenic route around Lake Tahoe.

05-24-14 – Mono Lake for Camelopardalids




I raced out to Mono Lake after work to set up to try to capture the Camelopardalid meteor shower. While the meteor shower didn’t quite live up to the more optimistic projections, I was treated to a lovely sunrise, and as I headed north, I saw a hot air balloon practicing in a nearby field.

05-24-14 – Lassen Volcanic National Park




A visit to Lassen Volcanic National Park for a scenic drive-through, stopping at every vista point.

05-24-14 – Long Beach at Night




After gathering with some friends for a belated birthday dinner, I spent some time doing long exposures at Long Beach Harbor.

10-06-12 – Victoria Beach Sunset

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10-06-12 – Victoria Beach, a set on Flickr.

Victoria Beach is located south of main beach and is known for its white sandy beach, beautiful blue-green waters and unique residences (old and new). But the main attraction is the tower that stands tall at the north end of the beach. The 16th century looking Victorian turret or lighthouse type structure, built as a spiral staircase access to the beach from the towering residence above, was built in 1926. The castle like tower is a most see for tourists and photographers.

09-22-12 – Mono Lake

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09-22-12 – Mono Lake, a set on Flickr.

My recent trip to Bodie Ghost Town for a night shoot gave me a chance to briefly visit the ever-lovely Mono Lake.