In every dance step and every ceremonial drum beat, Native American culture, heritage and tradition were on full display during this weekend’s 32nd annual Morongo Thunder & Lightning Pow Wow. More than 900 tribal dancers and 20 drum groups from across the U.S. and Canada are were expected to attend as vendors outside selling Native […]
On Saturday afternoon I ventured out to CSU San Bernardino to see the annual San Manuel Pow Wow. Since 1996, the San Manuel Pow Wow has been a celebration of Indigenous cultures featuring Southern California performers, traditional North American and Canadian dancers and drum singing groups. Perfect conditions, the lingering marine layer made for some […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
My panorama image, “Mountains Majesty,” was awarded a first-place ribbon during last night’s Yucaipa Valley Art Association monthly meeting. The image, created from four frames stitched together using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, shows snow-capped San Bernardino Mountains towering over the San Gorgonio Pass in December 2020.
Built for extended days of travel, Think Tank Photo’s new the FirstLight+ backpacks are designed for traveling outdoor photographers. The packs is carry-on compatible, making it easier to get to your destination. The FirstLight’s contoured, 11-point adjustable torso harness fits most men and women. The packs also offer ballistic nylon bottom panels for durability, ample […]