2-2-2018 – Fort Ross Road

For the second leg of our photo adventure we drove west on Fort Ross Road.  There are some breathtaking spots along the way to Highway 1.  We followed the road all the way to Fort Ross, and then headed back home by way of Jenner, Duncan’s Mils and finally Cazadero Highway.  We found the Black…

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!