Monthly Archives: August 2011

Discovering A Special Ecosystem

I find the chaparral a fascinating ecosystem to visit and photograph. Last week, I put up an exhibit of my images of the chaparral at the visitor center for the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. I am one of … Continue reading

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Lens Choice for Nature Photographers

Just so I am not leading anyone on, I am not going to list the 10 best lenses for nature photography or anything like that. I don't think there is such a thing. Lenses are best for specific purposes and … Continue reading

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Camera Gear and Cat Toys

Often new gear makes us act like cats. Okay, bear with me (and the low-angle tidepool shot above will also make sense shortly). Have you ever watched a cat? The cat will sit there peacefully, happy with the world (or … Continue reading

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GoPro Video Camera and a Redwoods Adventure

My daughter, Sammi, now works for Humboldt State University in Arcata, California, which is in the far northwestern corner of the state, right up by the redwoods. There is a nice park of mostly second-growth redwoods in the city. There … Continue reading

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