Monthly Archives: April 2014

San Gregorio, California

Back when I was living in San Mateo, Jenn and I would frequently visit the coast for photo shoots. One of the beaches that we found of particular interest was Pomponio South, which was located just south of Pomponio State Beach. The access to this stretch of sand however was not as easy, so it became a prime place for some art nude images.

This is an older image, from May of 2007, when we decided to take a morning drive out to this beach to make use of the softer light and the expansive beach provided by the low tide. Here we see Jenn kneeling on the beach facing out into the vast Pacific Ocean.

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Novato, California

After a good Easter dinner with the family, I went out in the yard for some more night sky images. This time using my 50mm prime lens for the wider aperture and putting my plum tree at the bottom of the frame to have a grounding element.

The tree seems to be reaching for the stars as it stretches up past the light pollution lower in the sky and the longer shutter speed managed to capture a few shooting stars passing through the atmosphere.

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Novato, California

Took this a while back when I was testing my manual lens and have been playing with the image for a while. I like the movement in the clouds that resulted from the longer exposure time. My first thought when starting the edit process of this was that it looked like passing spirits in the sky, and I continued that thought and theme when doing the various edits required to get this end result.

No pre-set filters, just some manual adjustments to exposure and hue in select areas. The cloud/tree was lit by street lights and I quite like the erie color.

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Novato, California

April 15th, 2014, the evening haze that had been lingering for hours as the full lunar eclipse, or Blood Moon, began finally cleared up at about midnight. I got my gear ready and set up shop in my back yard for about an hour until I finally got this image at about 12:45am PDT.

I just love witnessing these full lunar eclipses and the resulting images scattred about the internet. Such a mind boggle to think that so many people were all looking at the same thing for a period of time tonight, and it wasn’t a TV or computer screen!

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Novato, California

Pacheco Valley, located on the southern end of Novato offers up a short nature hike at the terminus of Pacheco Creek Drive. The trail to the lower falls is well maintained and easy to navigate but becomes quite steep and narrow going above the lower falls.

This image was taken just above the lower falls, which had a bit too much overgrowth for a decent image after the heavy rainfall this past month. As with most of the Marin County waterfalls, Pacheco Creek Falls are heavily reliant on sustained rainfall and we’ve been lucky recently with a couple storm systems rolling through town.

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