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Subject Subjective

January 23, 2016 - January 23, 2016 Afternoon Photography is about conveying a message from the creator to the viewer. In my work, I...
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Time and Progress

August 14, 2015 - August 14, 2015 Afternoon It is amazing how fast time rolls by. Recently I have not had the energy to craft a well...
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Flowers and the Groove

March 17, 2015 - March 17, 2015 Afternoon Spring is right around the corner! That is really only based on actual calendar dates, sp...
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The Best of 2014

December 31, 2014 - December 31, 2014 Here are the 10 photographs from 2014 that I consider to be the best of the year. Each one will hav...
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F-Stop Effects

November 22, 2014 - November 22, 2014 Morning Just thought I would share a technique that creates an interesting effect. Point Source...
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Inspiration from the Unexpected

November 09, 2014 - November 9, 2014 Night I have been contemplating a lot about the nature of photography, mostly topics about drive,...
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Random Bits

May 25, 2014 - May 25, 2014 Afternoon Here are some random images I just finished editing, they are from the last couple of month...
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Transitions

May 20, 2014 - May 20, 2014 Evening There are some places in this world that just move a person; maybe it was due to childhood me...
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Forest Floor

May 09, 2014 - This is what I imagine when the redwoods are mentioned.
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Survival

May 04, 2014 - May 4, 2014 Afternoon While hiking around Bidwell Park, I see things that make me wonder about life. For example w...
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Boundaries...

April 09, 2014 - April 9, 2014 Night A couple of images not of my general style. Boundaries pushed: Editing... Physical..
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On Cliches...

March 18, 2014 - March 18, 2014 Night It was Isaac Newton who said " If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of...
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Pushing Boundaries

March 03, 2014 - March 3, 2014 Night Recently I have been taking images that fall outside my normal nature photography. I decided t...
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Of Silence and Footfalls...

January 27, 2014 - January 27, 2014 Evening I stopped by a National Wildlife Area today, while on my way home for the evening. I have...
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Winter Light

January 22, 2014 - January 22, 2013 Night Winter is seems to be a time for nature photographers to look within, and catch up. The lon...
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Wired World

January 18, 2014 - The human strangle hold on nature? Just a idyllic ranch scene? Metaphorical Mysteries!
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Snow on the Peaks

November 27, 2013 - November 27, 2013 Morning To every person there is a special place; it may be physical or imagined, urban or natur...
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Different Takes

November 19, 2013 - November 19, 2013 Evening Perhaps the most interesting aspect of nature photography, as opposed to studio photogra...
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Last of Lassen

November 17, 2013 - November 17, 2013 Night Took a quick jaunt to Lassen National Park this afternoon to make one last pass along the...
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The Photographer Pt. 8

October 29, 2013 - October 29, 2013 Night I have been reconsidering the content and arrangement of the images in my galleries. I have...
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Butterfly Valley Autumn

October 27, 2013 - October 27, 2013 Night Dalynn and I went on an Autumn adventure today. We traveled to Quincy to meet our good frie...
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The Shutdown

October 06, 2013 - October 6, 2013 Night Initially I was going to write a rant about being shut out of all of the national parks. The...
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From the Archives X

September 16, 2013 - September 16, 2013 Noon Here we are with another installment of from the archives. This time it is of an image I t...
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The Allure of Water

August 10, 2013 - August 10, 2013 Afternoon Sometimes I get trapped in photographic ruts. It happens in every aspect of life I suppo...
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What Flowers Leave Behind

August 07, 2013 - August 7, 2013 Evening Anyone who frequents my blog knows that flowers take center stage. Flowers are by far the m...
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Devil's Kitchen - LVNP

July 28, 2013 - July 28, 2013 Morning Yesterday Dalynn and I hiked a trail that we hadn't been on for a number of years. It's a sh...
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From the Archives IX

July 20, 2013 - July 20, 2013 Afternoon The July heat is oppressive. It is good at killing the desire to shoot shoot shoot. Conseq...
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From the Archives VIII

July 15, 2013 - July 15, 2013 Evening Tonight, while catching up on my friends wonderful blog, I read a statement about all poppy...
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And Now For Something Completely Different...

June 10, 2013 - June 10, 2013 Night Got through some editing from the weekend trip to Quincy, but didn't finish. Here are a couple...
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Oopoomoo Post

May 28, 2013 - May 28, 2013 Noon, Hello all! I have a blog post and image on a website called Oopoomoo. It is run by two professi...
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Table Mountain - Across Seasons Part 1 - Spring

May 11, 2013 - May 11, 2013 Noon This is a multi-part series, with the intent of building a body of work on Table Mountain culmin...
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Walking with the Ghosts

May 10, 2013 - May 10, 2013 Night Change has come again. Table Mountain had a different feel. The air was warm, almost hot, my bo...
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Feather Falls

May 05, 2013 - May 5, 2013 Afternoon, Yesterday my father and I went for a hike to Feather Falls. It was a perfect day for this h...
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On Landscape Photography

April 09, 2013 - April 9, 2013 Evening I reached a turning point in my photography recently. It came subtly, over time, and with gr...
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Fritillary Duel

April 02, 2013 - April 2, 2013 Night I often go through my galleries and review my own work. I like to see how my critique of them...
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Creative Contemplations

March 25, 2013 - March 25, 2013 Mid-Day Sometimes when contemplating compositional challenges, flashes of insight strike. The local...
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Musings on Luck

March 14, 2013 - March 14, 2013 Night Where does one draw the line between luck, skill, and experience? As a photographer of the na...
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The Photographer Pt. 7

February 11, 2013 - February 11, 2013 Night There are always struggles with every endeavor we partake. Photography is no exception; 20...
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Books of Influence

February 04, 2013 - February 4, 2013 Afternoon There are times as an artist, when thinking about what the next step, phase or project...
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From the Archives V

January 16, 2013 - January 16, 2013 Night Yesterday, while browsing my friend Joe Willis's blog, I saw an image that very much remind...
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Road Trip Part 2

January 10, 2013 - January 10, 2013 Night We carried on our trip by venturing into Arcata where we had arrange to stay for the night.
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Road Trip Part 1

January 09, 2013 - January 9, 2013 Evening So we took a road trip! We started by heading to Ashland, OR via I-5. To be honest, after...
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It sure feels like winter

December 13, 2012 - December 13, 2012 Night It was cold this morning, frost on everything, the chilling bite in the air. It was a wint...
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Failures... Re-imagined #2

December 10, 2012 - December 10, 2012 Night So I am finally getting around to the next remixed image. I took some stylistic cues from...
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Failures... Re-imagined #1

November 29, 2012 - November 29, 2012 Night Well, after much discussion with family and friends about 3 images I posted, I have come u...
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On the Subject of Photoshop

November 27, 2012 - November 27, 2012 Night Photoshop. The word is about as divisive as religion, politics and class, all put together...
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Failures...

November 20, 2012 - November 20, 2012 Night Well I have officially been called out; Joe, you have done it again. You have given me a c...
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Categories

November 17, 2012 - November 17, 2012 Afternoon It is raining. And it will continue to do so for the better part of two weeks. Or so t...
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The Photographer Pt. 6

November 13, 2012 - November 13, 2012 Night I am a photographer. I remember the first time I said those words to a person that was not...
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Chambers Creek

November 11, 2012 - November 11, 2012 Night The air was cold, very cold. I had a baselayer, midlayer and outerlayer. I had gloves, bea...
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Change Has Arrived

October 27, 2012 - October 27, 2012 Evening The ground was different this time. So was the air. There was a certain clarity, a freshn...
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Casting a Long Shadow

September 09, 2012 - September 9, 2012 Afternoon Mankind has had quite the effect on our planet. Mostly, in my opinion, for the worse....
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Truth in Imagery

August 20, 2012 - August 20, 2012 Afternoon Just got home from sitting through the jury selection process. And what a process it is!...
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Change

August 08, 2012 - August 8, 2012 Evening Change is coming, friends. I am moving on from my 5.5 years of employment at Mary's Gone Cr...
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Passing Thoughts V

August 03, 2012 - August 3, 2012 Night Why is it that the images that are beautiful are not the ones that move people to protect and...
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Dog Days of Summer

July 29, 2012 - July 29, 2012 Evening The dog days of summer are here. This is always a time for me to look forward, think about t...
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From the Archives III

July 18, 2012 - July 18, 2012 Evening Summer in the foothills always allows for time indoors due to the oppressive heat. Although...
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The Photographer Pt. 5

July 17, 2012 - July 17, 2012 Afternoon Previously I have written about photography, flowers, conservation, and the expression of...
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Bumpass Hell

July 16, 2012 - July 16, 2012 Evening Bumpass Hell is one of those places. One that must be seen to be fully understood and apprec...
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Passing Thoughts IV

July 10, 2012 - July 10, 2012 Evening I wonder what the world looked like pre-civilization; before the roads, before the houses, s...
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Cropping

June 30, 2012 - June 30, 2012 Afternoon Sometimes all one has to do to complete and image is change it's shape. The photograph is...
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The Photographer Pt 4

June 16, 2012 - June 16, 2012 Afternoon The world is a beautiful place. This has been known for some time, by a great many people.
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On Nature and Composition

June 08, 2012 - June 8, 2012 Late Afternoon It would seem that nature, at first glance, would be a mass of chaotic lines, forms, s...
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From the Archives II

May 26, 2012 - May 26, 2012 Morning Yesterday I posted one from way back in 2009, a reflection of brightly colored trees in the s...
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From the Archives

May 25, 2012 - May 25, 2012 Evening It is always interesting to go back into old image files and see how much progress has been m...
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Learning to Be

May 11, 2012 - May 11, 2012 Afternoon It seems in life that people, mostly adults, turn them selves off to the horizons of their...
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The Photographer Pt 3

April 28, 2012 - April 28, 2012 Late Afternoon I was wandering around Chico today, observing all the people at the farmers market a...
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Dreams the Size of Mountains

April 27, 2012 - April 27, 2012 Evening The weather is warming up, the flowers are blooming, and the valley is browning. With each...
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Portfolio Images

April 22, 2012 - April 22, 2012 Late Afternoon The making of a portfolio image is a special thing. Each one is a surprise. I set ou...
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Yellow & Purple

April 16, 2012 - April 16, 2012 Evening Went on a wild flower hunt this afternoon on a local BLM trail that only seems to be used b...
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Local Oversights

April 15, 2012 - April 15, 2012 Morning Yesterday I stopped at a location that I have known about for years, but never really paid...
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Passing Thoughts III

April 04, 2012 - April 4, 2012 Afternoon How does one define success as a photographer? I suppose that depends on the goal. My ulti...
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Passing Thoughts II

March 28, 2012 - March 28, 2012 Late Afternoon Photographers have a propensity to get wrapped up in equipment, editing and techniqu...
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Spring Color

March 25, 2012 - March 25, 2012 Mid-Day Everybody always goes crazy for fall color. This is understandable, the colors are fantasti...
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The Photographer Pt 2

March 23, 2012 - March 23, 2012 Late Evening A few days ago I posed a question: Does it all matter? I have thought about this for s...
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Going Without

March 22, 2012 - March 22, 2012 Evening For the past couple of weeks I have not had my camera with me. I have not taken a single pi...
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Faustian Bargain

March 18, 2012 - March 18, 2012 Morning (Snowy!) What damage am I causing by revealing little known items to a public audience? I onl...
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Passing Thoughts

March 15, 2012 - Editing is always done, no matter how you shoot. Do you want the camera to edit, or yourself? I am confident that I am m...
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The Photographer

March 13, 2012 - March 13, 2012 Late Evening It is always interesting encountering people while imaging, the things photographers are...
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