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Weather and photography, the perfect marriage

Tick, tick, tick….

It’s tick season. Several years ago I worked on a story about Pt. Arena High School’s basketball program.  After talking with some of the varsity basketball players I was told that a group would usually play hoops at a friends house after school, on a court that overlooks the ocean (Big Blue).  Great I thought; overlooking the ocean, a photo opportunity right out of National Geographic.  Picture perfect the site was and a simple photo to boot.  The only catch… Read More »

Cameraoscopy, tsunami and two coyotes

Colon cancer. It’s really not a laughing matter.  Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of death due to cancer for men and women combined. Nearly 50,000 people die every year in the United States, according to About.com.  Colorectal cancer is the most common but most preventable cancer. Last Saturday, the Sonoma County Oncology Nursing Society hosted an event at Coddingtown by bringing in a 20 foot inflatable walk through colon.  The Prevent Cancer Super Colon is shipped to all… Read More »

Ticks, Earthquakes and a Storm to Boot

I travel around quite a bit.  One day I may be in the City, the next I could be in Ferndale or Clearlake or Sacramento or Phoenix….It’s an adventure to say the least. One thing that I love to shoot is the coast.  Out near Big Blue, nature can be put in focus, sometimes up close and personal.  I’ve been chased by elephant seals- got a little to close with a wide angle lens- and have photoed deer from spitting… Read More »