Sierra Sunrises, Solitude, and Sorrow

Sometimes the vacation you had imagined in your head doesn’t develop as you thought it would, and that’s not always a bad thing. This was meant to be a trip where the primary mission was photographing some of our natural wonders. Inspired by landscape photographer, Thomas Heaton out of the U.K., I wanted to slow down, look for compositions, set up the tripod, and take … Continue reading Sierra Sunrises, Solitude, and Sorrow

Little Italy Mercato – San Diego

It’s been a while since I last made it to the farmer’s market here in San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood, so I made it a point to drive downtown this morning to check it out again. The Little Italy Mercato runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday, rain or shine, on Cedar Street between Kettner Boulevard and Front Street.  There are dozens of … Continue reading Little Italy Mercato – San Diego

Riding the Rails

Today was spent riding the rails.  Why?  Well.. Years ago the National Park Service partnered with AMTRAK and formed the Trails & Rails program to give passengers an opportunity to learn more about a region’s natural and cultural heritage from NPS volunteers who ride the train on certain segments of very popular and scenic routes.  Earlier this year, AMTRAK and the NPS agreed to add … Continue reading Riding the Rails

Exploring Northern California

Dude!  California is f—ing awesome! Oops.  Inner voice escaping.  Let’s try something more appropriate… California’s natural beauty will make even the most calloused urbanite “ooh” and “ahh” at its diversity and splendor. Better? Okay.  I just returned from another road trip, this time to the opposite end of the state.  (This is one big-assed state, let me tell you.) It had been eons since I was … Continue reading Exploring Northern California