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Just posted the first shots taken with my new camera and I'm pretty impressed! Did some low -light shooting at an indoor concert by San Diego based guitarist Peter Sprague. Check this out by clicking Here. Also got some bird shots from a recent walk on the Silver Strand Bikeway including a shot of a Little Blue Heron which I didn't even know was a species. Click Here to check that out. 


A little bit of re-org for the site and new photos in the Imperial Beach gallery , the Downtown gallery and a new gallery for Victorian Houses in San Diego (only one photo so far but more to come as I come across houses that fit the bill). Also some new shots in the La Jolla gallery of some crashing surf from a storm during the  winter 2017 and a few shots from around my New Neighborhood here in San Diego


W0W! I can't believe its been over two years since I last updated my site. I've been taking a haitus from photography that was mostly imposed by external forces that I have mentioned before. Well those things are now cleared up, I've got a new tricked out iMac so editing is, maybe not lightning fast, but pretty darn close. I also got a new camera and stepped up to the FX format so I'm looking forward to taking some new shots.

I am also going to get caught up on some backlog stuff that I have done in the past two years but haven't yet posted. Today was a series I started when I moved to San Diego called "Scenes From My Back Porch". I get a pretty good view of the sunset and two palm trees from my porch. You'll find it in the "Projects " Section (or click the link above).


Just posted a fun gallery in the "Projects" area of some of the "Beer Shots" I have taken in the many years I have been a Craft Beer taster/drinker. To be clear these are shots of the actual beers not shots of people drinking beer. These shots are pretty much all taken with my iPhone and edited with mobile apps. Check it out by clicking here!


I guess it's time for me to admit that I will be temporarily suspending any kind of regular activity here. This unfortunately includes the Friday Freebee feature. While this is probably fairly obvious to any regular visitors by my lack of input to the site for, well let's be honest, quite a while, I felt it necessary to actually state the fact. Truth is I'm going through a rather long stretch of what I can only call the photography equivalent of 'writers block'. Hopefully I'll figure out a way out of this malaise sometime soon, but till then thanks for visiting my site and I hope you enjoy the photos already here. If anyone has any suggestions on ways to rouse my creative juices shoot me an email on my 'Contact Me' page.



OK, I know it's been way too long since I have done much of anything here on my site, but I'm all settled in here in my new digs in San Diego and I have had my fill of sitting around being just plain lazy so today starts a new phase.

First up is a bit of re-organization. Since I am no longer living in the San Francisco Bay Area, I have grouped all the photos of that area into a single category in the menu, appropriately enough called "San Francisco Bay Area".  Clicking there you will see the links that used to be in the menu like "Hiking the Bay Area", "Bay Area Tourist" and "Day Trippers" (with the slight modification to "Bay Area Day Trippers").

I decided to carry this format over to my new location in San Diego so there is also a menu item called "San Diego Area". There you will find links to the various categories for my San Diego photos. Since I'm no longer traveling to San Diego I have moved the "San Diego Travel" photos to this new spot.

The best news in all this is that I will be posting photos on a much more regular basis. Even though I haven't done much editing and posting I have been carrying my camera around as I explore my new environs so keep an eye out for that.



Wow! I can'r believe it's been 4 months since my last post (and even more than that for my " monthly"  Friday Freebee posts). Well I'm finaly settling  in to my new location in San Diego and am posting not one, but two Friday Freebees! Both are sunsets from a recent sunset (last night) at the Imperial Beach Pier. Check them out by clicking on Imperial Beach Sunsets

You can also check out these two sunset shots, along with all of my favorite sunset/sunrise shots, in my Sunrise, Sunset Collection.


As you may have noticed, in addition to not posting much of anything recently, I also missed this months Friday FreeBee. Truth is I'm in the middle of a major relocation. After almost 40 years in the San Francisco Bay Area I am packing up and heading south to the San Diego area. I've always been a "beachy kind of guy" and decided it was time to pursue my final career in life as a beach bum (and photographer of course). That said, the next couple of months are going to be very hectic so my presence here may be a bit sketchy. Have no fear, I will return once things settle down.


Well, a day or two late but I'm still calling it a Friday FreeBee! This month's Freebee is a nice sunset shot I got in a small town in the North Coast area of California last spring. We stayed at a little motel called the Surf Motel that was right on the edge of the bluff overlooking the beach (great breakfast buffet too!). They had a wonderful patio with a perfect view of the beach so, equipped with camera, tripod and an excellent brew I'd never tried before that I found at the local liquor store, I settled in and watched the show. Check it out on the Friday FreeBee page.