Mary and I spent the long July 4th weekend in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. We were looking for bears and flowers in Sequoia and we made our first trip through Kings Canyon to see the waterfalls. Here is what you might see. Continue reading
I bought a Fujifilm camera so that I could attend a Jack Graham and Bill Fortney Fuji X Workshop with Mary for Fujifilm camera owners in Mount Rainier National Park last year. I have had my Fujifilm X-T1 now for well over a year and my X-T2 for almost a year. Here are my thoughts and a short review: Continue reading
Mary and I went on a guided tour of graffiti/street art with Athen and Arden last month. We both walked around with our Fuji XT-2s and zoom lenses. As is the usual outcome, we came back with different points of view on what we saw. Not sure one is better than the other, but show the range of perspectives between us. Here is what we saw.
The last time we were in San Francisco, we had a great sunset, and the next day we did one of our favorite walks – through Chinatown, along the Embarcadero, Fisherman’s Warf, up to Lombard Street and back through Little Italy. Here are some of our favorite photos. Continue reading
When Mary and I were in San Francisco in February, we went to see the Diane Arbus exhibit at the SF Museum of Modern Art south of Market. We enjoyed seeing the early works of Arbus, AND, I fell in love with Serra’s giant metal sculpture. I had my Sony RX 100 and it was plenty of camera for these photos. Here is what you might see.
Big Sur has had a tough year with fires, rock and mud slides, and a condemned bridge. We were able to make it into Big Sur a few months ago just after it opened up after some of the mud slides were cleared. Several of our favorite shooting locations were closed, but we really came for the Calla Lilies. Here is what we saw. Continue reading
When in Tucson, Mary and I strongly suggest you check out this museum. It is not so much a museum, but a zoo, aquarium, and museum rolled into one. Here is what you might see: Continue reading
The California Poppy (Golden poppy, California sunlight, or cup of gold) is the state flower of California. One of the best places to see poppies in the world is the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve in Lancaster, CA. Here is what you might see: Continue reading
The Poppies and other wild flowers at Diamond Valley lake are terrific right now. The problem is the people are not. The wild flower trail is closed this weekend because people are “trampling” the flowers trying to get selfies and family photos, even after the being told “to stay out of the flowers.” It was appalling to see, Anyway, if they open up the trail again, this is what you might see. Continue reading
With the record rain fall in Southern CA, we are having a “every ten year” super bloom. Because we were in Big Sur last week, we missed the peak at Anza Borrego. We are planning on Antelope Valley next weekend. Yesterday, we did a quick hike at Chino Hills State Park. Here is what you might see. Continue reading