By the light of the moon

By the light of the moon

On September 16th, 2016 at 3:43 am, the full moon was in place to illuminate the Ventura coast near the pier and surfer’s point. I marked the date on my Google calendar, dragged myself out of bed and drove to the beach. I had an idea what I might find: tide...
High tide at Ventura Lagoon

High tide at Ventura Lagoon

This new seascape image was taken July 29 during a period when the high tides were exceeding five feet. This meant sea water was breaching the beach, spilling into the lagoon where the Santa Clara river meets the sea. That these high tides nearly coincided with sunset...
Harvesting Salad

Harvesting Salad

On May 24, I was fortunate to come across two fields being harvested. The first was cilantro, which caught my eye because the boxes were arranged in neat rows with the mountains providing a lovely backdrop. I parked and shot the boxes, then moved in to focus on the...
VC Photos on CBS Late Show

VC Photos on CBS Late Show

In early February, producers from the CBS Late Show with Steven Colbert called to purchase some images for use on the show. The images, from our Conejo Valley Days section in Events, ended up in an animated background for the musical performance on March 16 by Brian...
One Oak in a Thousand

One Oak in a Thousand

People joke about the name Thousand Oaks, asking whether anyone actually tallied the real number in the city. My answer isn’t about the number, but the magnificence. Many pre-date the founding of the United States. They are tricky to photograph, mainly because...