A Simple Portrait: Connecting Past, Present & Future

Posted by on Jan 13, 2019 in Environmental Portrait | No Comments
A Simple Portrait: Connecting Past, Present & Future

During Capt. Stephen H. Murray’s tenure, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Corona Division’s metrology and calibration mission expanded exponentially. I thoroughly enjoyed his time at the helm and wanted him to leave with a special portrait, something that linked his Navy career and his lasting impact on the command’s past, present and future. When Murray […]

Forest Falls, CA: Expecting Rain And Snow This Week

Posted by on Jan 12, 2019 in Location Photography | No Comments
Forest Falls, CA: Expecting Rain And Snow This Week

I woke up earlier than usual this morning, courtesy my cat. I got to enjoy hearing the expected rainstorm as it started. There’s rain in the forecast for much of the next week. I expect we’ll get scenes like the above, captured some years ago, during a morning snowstorm in the local mountains, a short […]

Redlands, CA: Memories Of Palms and Groves Live On In Artist’s Work

Posted by on Jan 10, 2019 in Environmental Portrait | No Comments
Redlands, CA: Memories Of Palms and Groves Live On In Artist’s Work

While visiting a friend earlier this week I recognized an etching on her wall. The work, a small piece by Redlands artist Janet Edwards, depicted rows of palms over a citrus grove on the northern edge of the city. It reminded me of this environmental portrait, made of Edwards in 2005. I recall meeting Edwards […]

Highland, CA: Looks Like Winter From The East Valley

Posted by on Dec 9, 2018 in Destinations, Location Photography | No Comments
Highland, CA: Looks Like Winter From The East Valley

I took a short drive this afternoon to see what San Bernardino Peak and Mt. San Gorgonio looked like covered in snow following the recent storm from various locations around town. I made photos of a new housing development with the snow-covered peaks in the background, and along Base Line at various vantage points. It […]

Big Bear Lake, CA: It’s About Time We Started Getting Some Snow

Posted by on Dec 7, 2018 in Destinations, Location Photography | No Comments
Big Bear Lake, CA: It’s About Time We Started Getting Some Snow

Going back through more old pictures, I found this one I really enjoyed from 10 years ago. A late May snowstorm surprised everyone, including this carved bear at the entrance to a business in Big Bear Lake. I wouldn’t mind being pleasantly surprised by a healthy snowfall this year, it’s about time we started getting […]

Running Springs, CA: Clouds Cling To Mountainside

Posted by on Dec 7, 2018 in Destinations, Location Photography | No Comments
Running Springs, CA: Clouds Cling To Mountainside

I drove up to Running Springs and Snow Valley yesterday to check on conditions. Returning to the flatlands, I stopped and grabbed this view, showing clouds clinging to the mountainside and Hwy 330 snaking in and out of canyons. The communities of Redlands and Mentone can be seen in the distance.

Prescott, AZ: Courthouse Lit Up For The Holidays

Posted by on Dec 2, 2018 in Destinations, Location Photography | No Comments
Prescott, AZ:  Courthouse Lit Up For The Holidays

A Facebook post by Les Stukenberg, photographer at The Daily Courier, reminded me of the picture above I made a few years ago during a quick road trip to Prescott, Arizona. Yavapai County decorates the courthouse every year for the holidays and makes a big deal out of turning the lights on. See the story […]

George H. W. Bush: A Life Of Public Service, 1924-2018

Posted by on Dec 1, 2018 in Events | No Comments
George H. W. Bush: A Life Of Public Service, 1924-2018

Bush’s 40-year career in public service included serving as envoy to China and head of the CIA under Ford. From today’s The New York Times: “George H. W. Bush was the best one-term president the country has ever had, and one of the most underrated presidents of all time,” James A. Baker III, the former […]