Mid-century Classic Architecture

When we moved to Sausalito, California, I came to realize my intense love affair with mid-century classic architecture. I had always had it, but it was somehow hidden from my conscious awareness. We bought a mid-century classic, originally built in the 1950’s, that had been taken down to the studs and a significant amount of living space was added in… Continue reading

Serenity Expedition Now in Progress…

hat’s the best thing to do when you’re totally stressed out? Exactly! Go shoot something. And that’s exactly what I did! The fog was crazy; so, I grabbed my new Canon 5D Mark IV and headed for the hills—literally. I’m still very much learning the nature of this camera. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m in shock over it’s low light… Continue reading

Bitten By Bodega Bay Bug

We spent this weekend up at Bodega Bay. I’ve always thought Bodega Bay was a nice place, but on this trip we found Bodega Head. It’s gorgeous! A mini headlands that is every bit as dramatic! Now, as a result, I’m way into Bodega Bay: headlands with gorgeous hiking trails, whale watching, a lovely calm bay, a thriving fishing industry… Continue reading

Hwy 1: Northern Explorations

Friday evening, after Steve got off work, we headed out for an adventure. First stop: Bodega Bay. Lovely evening. Very nice lodge. First thing the next morning, after breakfast and a quick photo or two with the iPhone, we started up Hwy 1 along the coastline of the Pacific Ocean. I just don’t think I’ll ever get tired of this… Continue reading

Sunday Hike: Coastal Trail

I love hiking the Pacific Coast trail! Yesterday was a great hike. The weather was perfect! Over 5 miles and up 49 floors-worth of steps! While you will probably not be able to see it in the small pictures below, they do show the Golden Gate Bridge in the far left. Below is the map of our hike. We started… Continue reading

Heaven Is Just a 4 Mile Roundtrip

Sunday we walked to Tennessee Valley Beach. We’ve walked there several times in the past. I’ve even biked there once (thought I was going to die—so out of shape!). What made this last jaunt special was that we hiked up to a 100+ year old lookout along the ridge. According to my new Fitbit, it was the equivalent of walk… Continue reading

Why We Need Big Bird

This post isn’t about US politics and has nothing to do with Mitt Romney‘s position to kill off funding for PBS. This post is about why we need a PBS. Old World, First Growth Forests (Huh?) I recently returned from a trip to Vancouver Island. While there I took a tour to the Pacific coast of the island with a… Continue reading

Another Pano from Mount Tamalpais

I absolutely love the views from the top of Mount Tamalpais! The fog below adds a very unique ambience. As far as you can see in any direction: no development, just mountains and gorgeous rolling hills. This pano was short further north along Ridgecrest Blvd.… Continue reading

Ansel Adams (Me) at Work Atop Mount Tam

Steve took a picture of me today (right) while I was setting up to shoot a panorama. He published it to Facebook. A friend of his said I looked like Ansel Adams. (I’ll take that compliment though completely undeserved.) Another friend of his thought I was setting up to shoot (kill) some poor living creature (called a pano?). No, no,… Continue reading