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I hated to to delete the Christmas tree but.... Anyway, first a bit of an explanation. I'm just going to say 2014 was a very odd year for me without going into the gory details let's just say I was greatly distracted from photography by a number of things. That said, the good news is that things are getting back to "normal" and I plan on getting back to regularly updating my site (I've got plenty of material waiting to be edited because I still took pictures I just never got around to editing them!).

If you follow the Hiking The Bay Area section of my site or are a new visitor there, there is a slight disclaimer that has been added to the Calero County Park section. In a nutshell the County changed the names of some of the trails and, confusingly in one case, used the old name to rename a different trail. I'll be honest I don't know if I'm going to go back in and rename all the photos. Probably not, because like they say "a rose by any other name....".

Here's to a more productive 2015


My tree with a little extra trim added with Topaz Labs latest software, Glow.


Seems like lately I've just been posting once a month and once again that's the case. Well, at least I'm getting a Friday FreeBee up! This month is a retro treatment of a shot I got at the Mammoth Bluseapalooza Blues and Brews Festival in August. It's of Ana Popovic who was probably my favorite act (OK, tied with Taj Mahal and Buddy Guy). Just go to the FreeBee page to see and download it. Hopefully I will get the rest of the photos from the Festival up in the coming weeks (not making any promises the way things are going around here but....).


It's Friday FreeBee time again. Yes I know, I missed last month, sorry about that (see post below). Anyway things are slowly getting back to normal and I am hard at work on getting some photos edited and posted so keep your eyes peeled for that in the upcoming weeks. For the FreeBee this month I grabbed a shot I took at the Horse Races at the Santa Anita Track (a new experience for me). It's not the iconic shot I was hoping for but still pretty good for a first attempt at shooting this kind of thing.