A Simple Portrait: Candidate for HOA Board

Posted on Feb 17, 2024 | No Comments
A Simple Portrait: Candidate for HOA Board

My neighbor, Don Day, is a candidate for our homeowner’s association board. Needing a decent portrait, I made this image of him recently to use during his campaign. the image is simple. He sat on a stool just inside my garage door where he was illuminated by a large area of north sky. Shooting almost […]

Banning, CA: Bobcat in my Back Yard

Posted on Feb 8, 2024 | No Comments
Banning, CA:  Bobcat in my Back Yard

Look who I spotted in my back yard this morning. He was eyeing my cat through the screen and glass of the back door. I walked up to within 30 feet of him, his eyes moving from me to the door and back again, before he turned and jumped over the fence. I figure he’s […]

Banning, CA: Back Yard Beauty

Posted on Oct 25, 2023 | No Comments
Banning, CA: Back Yard Beauty

I worked in my yard yesterday, rehabbing a dry stream bed feature that had become clogged with weeds and invasive vines. I looked out this morning to see it was drizzling. So much for doing any additional work today in the yard. I grabbed a Nikon full-frame DSLR and a 105mm macro lens to make […]

San Bernardino, CA: Rendezvous Back to Route 66 Rolls On

Posted on Oct 8, 2023 | No Comments
San Bernardino, CA: Rendezvous Back to Route 66 Rolls On

Yesterday marked the tenth year of the Rendezvous Back to Route 66 in San Bernardino under the auspices of the San Bernardino Area Chamber of Commerce. The current classic car show is what has evolved following the demise of the former San Bernardino Convention and Visitors Bureau. It was a nice gathering on the streets […]

Banning, CA: Everyone Loves A Parade

Posted on Sep 9, 2023 | One Comment
Banning, CA: Everyone Loves A Parade

Banning celebrated Stagecoach Days this morning with a parade through the downtown area. Local businesses, education, municipal government, public service, service clubs and veterans were all enthusiastically represented. The annual event, celebrated since 1957, kicked off the night before at Dysert Equestrian Park with a PRCA rodeo and concert. A highlight of the parade was […]

Think Tank Photo: Introducing PressPass Series

Posted on Aug 10, 2023 | No Comments
Think Tank Photo: Introducing PressPass Series

Designed with input from professional photojournalists, the new PressPass Series from Think Tank Photo offers several carry options, including crossbody bag, shoulder bag, waist belt, and sling bag. Available in three sizes, all of the bags in the PressPass Series feature a wide aperture opening that allows quick and easy access to all your gear, whether […]

Seven Oaks Dam: An Engineering Masterpiece

Posted on May 26, 2023 | No Comments
Seven Oaks Dam: An Engineering Masterpiece

Yesterday I was able to join a tour of Seven Oaks Dam, a 550-foot high rock fill and clay embankment dam across the Santa Ana River in the San Bernardino Mountains. Built in response to major flooding in the mid-20th century, the dam’s main purpose is flood protection of the Santa Ana River Mainstem Project […]

Banning, CA: Mallard Momma Shows Off

Posted on May 16, 2023 | No Comments
Banning, CA:  Mallard Momma Shows Off

The periwinkle shrubs in back yard have become a bit overgrown this past month. A mallard hen has been sitting on a clutch of eggs in them. I discovered her while raking debris when she busted out from her hidden nest some weeks back. It’s been fascinating to watch her. Once or twice a day […]