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.
12-17-2017 – Cazadero, Monte Rio, Forestville, Sebastopol
This was my first venture with the Light L16. On this day I explored 3 mile bridge, Cazadero highway and highway 116. There was a bit of fog coming off the mountains in Monte Rio.
Dakota Access Pipeline
I just found out that an oil company is going to create a pipeline to distribute oil to San Jose, CA! They are going to start drilling in Santa Rosa, and then create a pipeline that goes underneath the San Francisco Bay, through San Francisco and Colma, CA down into the south bay to San Jose….
Connections to my Guitar and my Aikido
As a requirement for my upcoming Aikido nidan (2nd degree black belt) test, I have been asked to write an essay. I have written about music and aikido previously but this exercise gave me a chance to look a bit deeper at how the two arts of music and Aikido have crossed paths and…
Before I started shooting with the Light L16, I shot with the Canon Rebel XT, and the Canon T3i.
Surrendering to the Art of Peace
I just checked the last time I posted something. It was in September of 2013. It’s been a really long time since I’ve written publicly but I have a few things on my mind and wish to share. I had a beautiful eye opening experience this weekend with my wonderful partner and it’s given me…
Do you have to be a good fighter to be a good martial artist?
My friend Lawrence Tan of Tandao Kung Fu posed the following question on Facebook: Question: Do you have to be a good fighter to be a good martial artist? I think that this is a good question to ask. I’ve thought about this question a bit today since he asked it and I think that…
O Sensei’s Calligraphy
On June 1st I caught the Saturday morning classes of a weekend seminar at Sophia University led by Robert Frager Shihan, a direct student of O Sensei. The two hours that I spent there was very lucrative. Sensei Frager is an energetic, joyful and very knowledgeable Aikido teacher and it was a sincere honor to…