Lake Elsinore, CA: Wet Winter Results In Wildflower “Superbloom”

Posted by on Feb 27, 2019 in Destinations, Location Photography | No Comments
Lake Elsinore, CA:  Wet Winter Results In Wildflower “Superbloom”

I ventured down to Walker Canyon in Lake Elsinore to see the wildflowers blooming on the hillsides. Apparently the trails are only open on weekends, creating a mess as visitors traipse around the barriers and among the flowers to photograph themselves, trampling the delicate blooms in the process. Motorists often park along the side of […]

Studio Portrait: Connecting Past, Present & Future

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

Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Corona Division’s metrology and calibration mission expanded exponentially during Capt. Stephen H. Murray’s tenure. I thoroughly enjoyed his time at the helm and wanted to leave him with a special portrait, something other than the typical military portrait that so often makes leaders in uniform look like white supremacists out […]

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.