Photo Essays

Thomas Fire, Ventura, CA

So I made it up to Ventura today, Dec 23, with the Thomas Fire still burning and only about 60% contained. Downtown Ventura is no longer in the path of flames and is just now starting to cope with the …

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Trona Pinnacles – Martian landscape in southern California

Trona Pinnacles up close

So it turns out that southern California has its own Pinnacles natural area in the Mojave desert just a few hours northeast of Los Angeles. I’d been to the Pinnacles National Park in northern California before …

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Sony A7s low light stills test

Thanks to lensrentals.com I finally got my hands on Sony’s A7s mirrorless, low light wonder-camera (note: A7s, not the newer A7s II). Aside from the fact that it only has 12MP (which is actually a big plus in my book) …

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Those weird blue things on the beach

Valella valella
Valella valella

This is what’s been washing up on California beaches lately.

The other day I was lying out on the beach near San Luis Obispo, CA, enjoying the hot sun, when I noticed what looked like some girls wristbands floating the …

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Downtown Napa, CA – 1 week after the quake

I took a drive through the Napa Valley on Saturday August 30, just 1 week after the 6.0 earthquake that hit this region on August 24, 2014. Apparently this was the largest quake to hit northern California in 25 years.  …

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Photo Essay: A little bit of San Francisco in LA’s Angelino Heights

Not far above winding and bustling Sunset Blvd., which snakes its way through LA’s eclectic Echo Park neighborhood, the few blocks around Carroll Avenue boasts “The highest concentration of Victorian era homes in Los Angeles”.  Actually located in the little …

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