Sand & Gravel Grimes Canyon

Sand & Gravel Grimes Canyon

Something about the way the road forms a ribbon as it works its way through the hills of Grimes Canyon reminds me of Italy. I had passed up this shot many times because the gravel mine is an “unnatural element” in the composition. Well, so is the road and...
Sunset framed by Palms

Sunset framed by Palms

These two images show the sun setting behind the towering palm trees near Ventura Harbor. Anyone traveling toward the harbor on Los Olivos Park Drive has probably noticed how nicely they frame the sky. One evening in July I was close enough to sunset to wait for the...
Two More Wet Ones

Two More Wet Ones

Here are two more seascapes. The first was taken early in the morning at low tide at the beach adjacent to Ventura Harbor. The shallow pools formed by the retreating waves caught my eye and I captured the moment. The other image was taken on a brief stop after a...
Lupine Mania

Lupine Mania

The rains returned to SoCal after a long dry spell. That has every nature lover and photographer outside hunting down the latest blooms before the all-too-soon mid-April die off. Here are two images of a vast bloom of lupines on a hillside nestled up against the...
Making hay while the snow shines

Making hay while the snow shines

With California’s extended drought there have been precious few chances to capture the beauty of the Topa Topa mountains dusted in snow. The chance came this week after 2.5 inches of rain fell in Thousand Oaks and much more in the mountains. The snow usually...