Sonoma County Engagement Photos – The Beautiful Beltane Ranch, Glen Ellen, California and Muir Woods National Monument

In April, I was asked by a close friend to shoot his engagement photos. The friend and his fiancé live in Walnut Creek, near San Fransisco, and offered to foot the bill for me to come up there and give them some beautiful photographs. He told me about a couple spots that he had in… Continue reading Sonoma County Engagement Photos – The Beautiful Beltane Ranch, Glen Ellen, California and Muir Woods National Monument

The Art of Taking Breaks: Part 5, Digital Problems, Analog, and Doing What You Love

You’ll recall in an earlier post I wrote that when I purchased the Sony DSC-F707, and that it came furnished with a Sony Memory Stick with 128 megabytes of storage. Cards at that point in time hadn’t progressed too far into high capacity. In contrast, recently I purchased a compact flash card of 64 gigabytes… Continue reading The Art of Taking Breaks: Part 5, Digital Problems, Analog, and Doing What You Love

The Art of Taking Breaks: Part 4, Deployment and My First Digital Camera

I survived my second deployment to Alaska, and my first deployment to Alaska at sea. After seeing Alaska during the summer, I came to see it much differently; beautiful, green, snow-capped, and peaceful. I came to truly love being out at sea. It was June, so the weather was much more tolerable for a Southern… Continue reading The Art of Taking Breaks: Part 4, Deployment and My First Digital Camera