Desert Detail

I was walking around the desert and saw this design with windblown plants in the late afternoon sun. The dunes are part of the Mojave Desert in Baker, California. I used a borrowed Leica M4-P and Agfa 25 black and white film.

Last hours of Autumn

Happy Winter Solstice! This morning around 3:30 am after a bed turn, I glanced out the kitchen window and saw the moon amongst some clouds. I rushed to get my camera and lens. The moon was dancing back and forth through the clouds and I shot several photos hoping for something interesting. I used my Canon 5D Mark IV at 32000 ISO and my 70-200 ƒ/2.8L II lens at 200mm @ 1/100 second with Image Stabilization on. I uploaded the images into Capture One Pro 12 and after tweaking it, I prepped the image in Photoshop CC 2019.

Yosemite National Park: Vernal Fall

The hike up the trail to Vernal Fall is quite amazing, and it will take you longer as you stop to take photos along the way. This is a photo of the base of the fall with Kodak HIE infrared film loaded in my Leica M6 with an 87C filter attached.

Lighthouse in Sequim, Washington

A short photo story on the trek to the Dungeness Lighthouse in Sequim, Washington. The time of year was late Fall, and the air was crisp. The walk to the lighthouse is six to eight miles along the Dungeness Spit. Water surrounds the spit with the ocean on the north and a bay on the south. I used my Canon EOS1-N camera with Agfa 100 black and white film. A Leica M6 with Fuji Velvia.






It’s Fall

Autumn in Silicon Valley. Back to the grind motif in San Jose, California. Canon 5D Mark III with 70-200 2.8L II. Processed in Capture One Pro using Capture One Styles B&W series. A final tweak in Photoshop.

This Fall I discovered a classic book by André Kertész “Paris, Autumn 1963” at a Barnes and Noble bookstore. The photos he selected for the book. The images are amazing!  A week later I found an old BBC interview on YouTube that I saw years ago. The program was great to see again.

Fall window washing motif in downtown Seattle. Leica M6 and Kodak HIE infrared with 87C filter.










It’s Fall!

It’s been awhile since my last post! I will hopefully plan more postings going forward. This year has gone quickly.
Fall is one of my favorite seasons, and what way to showcase it with infrared and color images.

This photo of a Giant Nolina is captured with a Leica M6 on Kodak HIE infrared film with an 87C filter. This location is in Joshua Tree National Park, California.

A dramatic sunrise at King on his Throne butte in Monument Valley, Utah. Canon EOS 1-N camera and 200mm ƒ/2.8 lens and Fuji Velvia film.

A bountiful trip to Yosemite.

Bridalveil Falls with some snow dusting and cloud burst makes for a crisp feeling photo.


Looking back to a trip to Yosemite on Memorial weekend in 1980 proved to provide some amazing images. Several of the photos are appearing after debuting on Instagram a little over a week ago. The negatives stored in archival binders in archival sleeves.

I was a photo student when I took these landscapes. I attended Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California. Their Photography program was one of the best, comparable to university photography programs. The equipment manager at OCC, Dick Knox loaned me a Mamiya 645S camera and an 80mm and 150mm lens. I packed black and white film, but also shot color negative and chrome film.

That weekend OCC invited Ansel Adams to speak in the Auditorium, so going on this trip made me miss the opportunity to meet the landscape icon. John Upton who headed the photo program arranged talent in the field to lecture at OCC.

The roads entering the Yosemite National Park were icy. The weather that evening changed overnight, and it snowed that morning leaving the valley covered in fresh snow! Most of my post contain snow in the photo. I hope you enjoy the series.

This view is from Inspiration Point at Yosemite National Park.


Pastoral view on the valley floor showcasing a majestic tree.


Along the Merced River in Yosemite Valley with snow-capped mountains in the background. The puffy clouds provide some visual interest.


This view was the first scene I photographed after waking up. I walked from Camp Curry to this vista. I call it “W is for Winter.”


Hiking up Yosemite Falls is quite an undertaking especially when you get to the switchbacks toward the top. This snow covered scene was just incredible. I call this photo “Tree Relationship.”


Icicles were everywhere. This detail I thought was interesting.


At the top is Yosemite River that feeds into Yosemite Falls. The fog was waxing and waning, so I took many exposures. This image seems to work for me.


At the top of Yosemite Falls looking down shows the water continuing to the right toward the Lower Falls and Yosemite Village to the left. The sound of the waterfall was incredible.


Sentinel Dome from the valley floor shrouded in clouds and dusted with snow produces a dramatic vista.


A close-up of Sentinel Dome from the valley floor. The snow and clouds embellish this beautiful scene.