Category Archives: California

Death Valley 2020

Early in March, along with a group of my camera club friends, I visited Death Valley National Park. Rather than give a detailed account of our trip, I thought I would share a few of my favorite photos along with … Continue reading

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Joshua Tree Sunrises

I have to admit that I’m not an avid early-riser. However, if I have something specific planned, I really don’t have a problem getting up at 4:00 am, say, to drive out to Joshua Tree National Park for a sunrise … Continue reading

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Route 66 – California (Part 2)

Barstow marks the boundary between the “sparsely populated” and “heavily populated” sections of Route 66 in California. And it marks a visible shift from businesses that are just hanging on (or have long gone) to businesses that capitalize and thrive … Continue reading

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Route 66 – California (Part 1)

I don’t know why I have this “thing” for Route 66. As a Canadian, my interest may seem a bit odd. After all, it is a US highway and a decommissioned one at that. And much of it doesn’t even … Continue reading

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Eye Opener

This past winter I had the opportunity to take a photo workshop, actually more of a photo tour, with Sandi Wheaton http://sandiwheaton.com of the Salton Sea and area. I had met Sandi a year earlier when I took a Route … Continue reading

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Joshua Tree Sunrises

Sometimes its fun to return to the same spot on different days to take essentially the same photo in different conditions. Last December I drove up to Joshua Tree National Park on four different mornings to take sunrise shots. On … Continue reading

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Yosemite NP November 2017

Now that we are a few days into 2018, I should finish off 2017 with a posting about a trip to Yosemite National Park in November.  Along with a band of photographer friends from my camera club, we enjoyed the … Continue reading

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Best laid plans …

For part of this winter I made plans to camp and photograph in the Big Sur area.  I had my campsite booked and was looking forward to 5 days of exploring the coast.  Then the rains came. The result was … Continue reading

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Potpourri

Over the winter, here in the desert, I haven’t done a lot of “big” photo trips.  I still have had lots of opportunities to capture the beauty that surrounds us.  So here is a sampling of some of my favourite … Continue reading

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Julian – Pie and Beyond

In late November I went with members of my camera club to Julian, CA.  After a 2 hour drive through the Anza Borrego Desert and up a winding road into the mountains, we arrive in this picturesque town in San … Continue reading

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