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Costa Rica Critters

October 16, 2018 by
Costa Rica Critters

Today’s blog post is a bit of a laundry list. I’ve been meaning to post something about Costa Rica for a while now, but the trip was pretty big and diverse. Frankly, I mostly took pictures of critters and didn’t … Continue reading

Tags: beautiful birds costa rica exotic travel

Olympus Raptor Day – Up Close with Raptors

October 9, 2018 by
Olympus Raptor Day – Up Close with Raptors

I teach classes at Precision Camera and Video in Austin. That partnership has created some fun opportunities for me. Recently, Olympus Camera reached out to put on a bird photography focused event to let photographers try the great OM-D cameras. … Continue reading

Tags: birding birds photo workshop portrait raptor red tail hawk studio workshop

Alpaca Fun

October 2, 2018 by
Alpaca Fun

My wife has friends that like to knit. She has friends that like Alpacas. She likes pretty much anything fuzzy and warm even if it smells like hay. A friend pointed out that the San Diego Yarn Crawl was coming … Continue reading

Tags: alpaca day trip photography san diego yarn crawl

Back Yard Birds – San Diego

September 25, 2018 by
Back Yard Birds – San Diego

Our new backyard is up against a “canyon”. That sounds exotic, but there is a road at the bottom. Never the less, we have a steep hillside covered in brush behind our back fence. There are abundant rodents and snakes. … Continue reading

Tags: american kestrel birding birds cooper's hawk hawk photography red shoulder hawk san diego

La Jolla Shores Diving – The Main Wall

September 18, 2018 by
La Jolla Shores Diving – The Main Wall

I’ve had a few weeks and over that time, I’ve done a few dives. Pretty quick after the initial attempt, I hit the mark and found the main wall. I made two dives back to back and apparently had great … Continue reading

Tags: bat ray coral crab diving eggs fish la jolla octopus ray sand dollar scuba sting ray

Exploring Joshua Tree

September 11, 2018 by
Exploring Joshua Tree

Now that I live in San Diego, Joshua Tree National Park is only a few hours away so I’ve got the access to spend more time there exploring. Last weekend I set out to do some scouting for my upcoming … Continue reading

Tags: bird bobcat california camping eagle golden eagle hiking joshua tree map sheep spider wildlife

Sunset Surf Photos

September 4, 2018 by
Sunset Surf Photos

If I’m honest, today was my second day trying surfing photography. I played around once a week or two ago mid-afternoon with not great light. I’ve been waiting for an evening with appropriate weather and when I’m free to head … Continue reading

Tags: ikelite la jolla nikon scripps pier surf surfing water waves

Failing the Main Wall

August 29, 2018 by
Failing the Main Wall

New house, new city, new dive sites. I’ve started to look for actual dive sites here in the San Diego area instead of just falling off the beach (not that it’s bad). The first site (the one that seemed the … Continue reading

Tags: egg sack flounder ikelite la jolla main wall moon snail sand scuba shark underwater

Turtle Time at the Marine Room

August 22, 2018 by
Turtle Time at the Marine Room

Adrian and I try to go snorkeling regularly (waiting on her dive gear for diving regularly) and the spot we’ve been hitting is the shallow sea grass area just south of the Marine Room. Every time I’ve hit the water … Continue reading

Tags: green sea turtle la jolla sea turtle snorkeling underwater

Hot Times in Caprock Canyon State Park

August 16, 2018 by
Hot Times in Caprock Canyon State Park

Caprock Canyon State Park feels like somewhere I’ve spent a lot of time, but looking at my photos, I’ve only really been there a couple of times. That isn’t surprising since it is a 7 hour drive (each way) from … Continue reading

Tags: caprock canyon landscape milky way night photography red state park texas
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