2-2-2018 – St Coleman’s Church, Cazadero

I took the day off work and took my partner on a photo expedition today.  St Coleman’s Church was our first stop.  When weather permits, St Coleman’s Church celebrates Catholic mass in an outside cathedral.  The church is tucked away behind a fence right next to the Cazadero Highway.  It sits nestled in a redwood…

1-25-2018 – Aikido of Sebastopol

I’m taking a slight detour from my normal bout of nature photos.  Aikido is an important part of my life but since I moved it is hard to get to Petaluma during the weekdays.  So on Thursdays, I attend class at Takemusu Aikido of Sebastopol.  I was anxious to try the L16 out in indoor…

1-21-2018 – Cazadero, and all the Little Things

On Saturday I ventured out with my Light L16.  The morning was cold, the sun was out and there was spectacular fog on the Russian River.  There’s a spot I like to stop at and it looked just as I’d thought it would: Blue sky, green forest, white layers of fog on top of the…

1-6-2018 – Fern Falls on Austin Creek Road, Cazadero

I’m finding that the earlier I leave Saturday mornings, the more time I have to take in the breathtaking beauty as I drive along the road to my weekend destinations.  It’s rained the last couple of days and this has allowed the water to flow a little more in Cazadero.  Down the street from where…

12-31-2017 – On my deck, Cazadero

It’s New Years Eve.  My partner calls out to me to look at the moon.  It’s a beautiful night in Cazadero on this last day before 2018.  Being here with her, having the moon rise to say good bye to this year, I can’t think of a better way to spend the new year. And…

12-30-2017 – Cotati, Occidental, Monte Rio, Austin Creek Road

Saturdays I attend an Aikido school in Petaluma.  To get there I wind through Occidental, then down Valley Ford Rd into town.  Coming down 116 just before Monte Rio, there was amazing fog that I stoppe for.  On the Bohemian Highway, there was some beautiful light at one stretch that I was happy to find….

12-26-2017 – Sunset Beach, Duncans Mills

Found Sunset Beach Regional Park. This is a small regional park near the Korbel Winery.  Later this evening I went to take pictures at the stores in Duncans Mills.  Lots of Christmas lights were up.  Part of my process is to see progress.  I wasn’t too happy with the night shots, but found that if…

12-25-2017 – Jenner

I had a feeling that this evening would have a spectacular sunset so I headed up to Jenner to try and catch some of it.  The evening was breathtaking!

12-23-2017 – Austin Creek Road

As I was coming home from some errands, I decided to take a slight detour and drove up Austin Creek Road where it intersects with Cazadero Highway at 3 Mile Bridge.  I found this very serene spot on the creek right next to the road.