Review: WD My Passport Wireless Pro

One of my goals for this year is to figure out how to stop taking a laptop on trips with me. Literally the only reason I carry one -- unless I'm doing my job while traveling -- is so I have something I can load the day's SD cards onto to review and back up. I simply...

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The Elephant Seals of Piedras Blancas

I first visited the Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal rookery in 2011, and have been photographing them ever since. I try to visit every year or two, usually in January at the peak of the activity. Why? I find them a fascinating and complex species with a lot of...

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2019 Photography goals

I've been trying to figure out how to write about what I want to accomplish in 2019 with my photography, but I have a challenge: my primary goal in 2019 is to think less about accomplishing things with my photography, and actually do more photography instead. I've had...

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The 2018 Twelve Days of Photos: Hibiscus Macro

Welcome to my 2018 Twelve Days of Photos, where I look at one of the images I chose to include in my best of year selection and talk a bit about it. To see the entire list of images I chose and learn more about my year in photography, please check out my 2018 Best...

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2018 Best Photos of the Year

The time has come to reflect back on the past year, and it's traditional to reflect back on it, and for photographers, to look through the images of the last year and start selecting favorites for the annual showing-off of your best/favorite images. For me, I...

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Bird Photography on the Fly….

The last few months have been chaotic, to put it mildly, with multiple trips to SoCal to be with Susan during her illness and finally for her services -- all while trying to keep work on track as best I can, and the rest of life and what it tosses at you, such as our...

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Susan Collage

This is different from my usual work, but at the time this is being posted, I'm in southern california for my sister's internment and final services. For the services, as the owner of the family photography archives since dad died, I put together a poster to be on...

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New Video: Geese and Cranes (Refuges in Winter)

I'm taking a fresh try at my ongoing project of trying to show the special nature of the wildlife refuges, and so I have a new slideshow/video that I did as a bit of an experiment. I've long thought images simply couldn't bring the refuge to life in a way I wanted,...

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Photo Friday: Firehole Spring

I've been meaning to reboot posting a weekly photo out of the portfolio and discuss the image and the story behind it. I'm starting with this image because it has been the most popular image I've published to date by a wide margin. This photo came out of a trip to...

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Selfies

In a group I participate in, everyone was challenged to produce a selfie. My immediate response was typical -- I don't shoot people; I don't shoot portraits. I shoot landscapes and nature and birds and wildlife. I especially don't shoot selfies. But... this was a...

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First experiences with the Fuji X-T3

In and around everything that's been going on, my Fuji X-T3 body arrived. Since I was about to head down to SoCal again, I unpacked it, powered it up and made sure it worked, added a memory card and set it to RAW+JPEG (because at the time Adobe hadn't released the...

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