Seasons at Purisima Creek Redwoods

I thought it would interesting – at least to me – to compare some images from the same location taken at different times. The two images here were taken from almost the same place about a year and a half apart. If nothing else, it tells us why it’s good to return to places many times. You never know what you’re going to get. Both pictures were taken with the same camera(Fujifilm X-T1) and lens(18-55mm) not to mention the same photographer.

Purisima Creek Redwoods

The rain took a break this week so I decided to head down the San Mateo Coast. I started out thinking I’d go to Pigeon Point. The Chronicle reported whale sightings around the Lighthouse.

However, I got distracted thinking about Purisima Creek on the way and so went there instead. It was a good call. I think there was more water in the creek than I’ve seen before; at least, more than I’ve seen recently where “recently” is defined as the past five years. The small cascade in the picture is seasonal; I had never seen it before.

Most of the time there, it was overcast. I even started to wonder if it would be a good time to try black and white but, as you will see in the gallery from the shoot, I went with color. Two of the pictures in the gallery are HDR images – I’ll let you decide which ones.

See here for more about Purisima Creek Redwoods.

Website Move

My website has been moved to here. While the old will continue to function for the time being, you should update your bookmarks to the new site location. In addition, my blog has been moved also. But you know that if you’re reading this, right?

One (unintended) side effect of this is that many links in my blog have been broken. I’ve used extensively and those links fail. I’m in the process of fixing the broken links but, if you are looking at a post older than July, 2016 you might encounter one of the broken links. You can find what you are looking for by examining the URL that fails, then substituting for Sorry.


Went back to black and white – well, sort of – last night on a trip around Chinatown and North Beach. And, once again, not everything in the gallery from last night is in black and white. Sometimes, a picture just says it needs to be in color. After all, that’s the real world for many of us. The scene is Caffe Trieste in North Beach.

South Rodeo Beach

20161103g-7334There was a high wave warning for our coast Thursday and Friday so I went to South Rodeo Beach – again – to see if I could catch some wave action. The waves were large but not that large right where I was. Mile Rock Beach might have been a better choice or down the San Mateo Coast. At any rate, I stayed for sunset and that was worth the trip. Check out the gallery from the evening.