Friday, May 29, 2009



"It turns out that an eerie type of chaos can lurk just behind a facade of order - and yet, deep inside the chaos lurks an even eerier type of order." Douglas Hofstadter

Monday, May 25, 2009

Back on the Trail


Took a short hike out to camp at Island Lake up in the Sierras a little over an hour from where I live. It's amazingly beautiful up there, especially with all the snow right now, and I was glad to get in before it got too over-run with people.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

It's that time of year


I always look forward to my camping trips this time of year. I've been limited to car camping for quite some time, but here I am all packed up for my second backpacking trip of the season. This one is much more mellow, just a quick over night'r up to a small alpine lake called Penner Lake. Sounds like there is still quite a bit of snow up there, and the road in to the trail-head is still closed. The ranger seemed to think I can get at least half way down the last 2 and a half mile dirt road turnoff, so I'm figuring I'll leave my truck somewhere along there and hike in.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mothers Day


Wishing the happiest of days to all good mothers out there!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Eyes That Pop


One of the most striking elements you can add to a portrait is eyes that really pop. The problem is, nowadays people get lazy and try to do this too much in Photoshop, rather than with the camera using proper light. So my tip of the day is how to find that light.

Monday, May 4, 2009


We got an unseasonably wet weekend, so no new photos from me. I'm not complaining, I love the rain and thrilled that everything will get greened up one last time before the oppressive summer heat sets in. Felt like posting again though, so here is another older photo with a quote...


"If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children, I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life." -- Rachel Carson