• 25th Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic (2)

    This is the second post from the 25th Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic. In my previous post I showed images from the dawn patrol. The only balloons that got up that day were the tethered balloons, and they only made it to 30 feet above ground.   As the saying goes, the show must go […]


  • 25th Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic – Dawn Patrol

    When I got up last Saturday morning, I didn’t had any special plans. I checked the news and looked through my Facebook feed to see what my friends were up to. One post from Jin caught my attention: images of hot air balloons from a festival in Sonoma. Wow! So cool! As some of you […]


  • Backup plan: Golden Gate Bridge!

    I haven’t been posting images on my blog for a while but this doesn’t mean I haven’t been out shooting. My backlog of pictures waiting to see the light of the day is steadily growing. I have to got to do something about that. Let’s start with last nights photos: Yesterday, I aimed to capture […]


  • Half Moon Bay at Sunset

    Saturday night we met with friends for dinner at one of our favorite sushi places in Half Moon Bay, Sushi Main Street. I had my camera with me so I could capture images of the sunset before going to the restaurant. While walking along the Pacific Coastal Trail, I found this spot with the putting […]


  • Pillar Point Harbor Fishing Pier

    I really got used to the gorgeous weather we had lately and when I ventured out this afternoon, I didn’t check any web cams to see if fog was in the air. Maybe that’s a good thing, otherwise I might have stayed home. Since I wasn’t thinking of fog, my original plan didn’t work. Still, […]


  • Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep

    During my recent trip to the White Mountains, I was happy to finally spot the Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep. I knew that the previous day, some visitors encountered a flock midway up the Silver Canyon Road*. Since this was the route I had planned to take, I was hopeful to find some as well. Indeed, […]


  • San Francisco City Hall Shines in Blue and Gold

    San Francisco illuminates its local buildings in different colors throughout the year to celebrate special occasions. I already captured some of them in the past: San Francisco in red and gold San Francisco basks in orange Festive San Francisco City Hall A few days ago, I drove by the City Hall all lit in blue […]


  • Yosemite Falls at Night

    These two pictures were made last weekend in Yosemite National Park, just two days before full moon. Since the moon was already big and high up in the sky, it nicely illuminated Yosemite Falls and the rock face. But we were not alone out shooting. Some other photographers were doing some light painting in red/orange […]


  • Postcard – Bernal Heights

    This morning I posted some images of a gorgeous sunset in Bandon, Oregon [link] and now we get the same treat tonight here in San Francisco! What a coincidence! I just stepped outside to capture the glowing read sky with the silhouette of the top Bernal Heights with its trees and antennas. What a start […]


  • Bay Bridge with full moon

    On Friday night, I went location scouting in San Francisco for Saturday’s full moon. I didn’t find what I was looking for, so Saturday I went to my backup location on pier 7 near the Ferry Building. One reason to go to there was to avoid taking the same images I took back in 2011 […]


  • Bodie – Part 1

    This post is part of my Bodie blog post series. Bodie is a ghost town located in the eastern Sierra not far from Mono Lake. The few buildings and structures remaining are preserved in a state of “arrested decay”. Since 1962, the town and the surrounding hills and mines are part of the Bodie State Historic Park. We […]


  • San Francisco Waterfront with Holiday Lights 2

    A few days ago, I took some evening pictures from the San Francisco waterfront. This is the blog entry in case you missed it. Today, I went back but went past the Ferry Building to Pier 5. When I arrived at the end of the pier, I immediately knew that only a panorama could capture […]


  • Pier at Lake Tahoe shore

    For sunset, we went down to the Lake Tahoe shore after a day of skiing. It was really cold, but the scenery made up for it.