This month’s gallery features photos of the Northern California coast, north of the Bay Area.
Spring is finally here in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada here in California; the birds singing, the hills are green, and the wildflowers are blooming. The foothills have three basic ecological zones: chaparral, oak woodlands, and pine/oak forest. These wildflowers are from the oak woodland area.
Spring is the time for desert wildflowers. Many think of the desert as a hot, dry, desolate place, with little more than a couple funny-looking cacti. In fact, the desert can have a spectacular display of wildflowers, especially in the spring. Among the four major deserts in North America, the Sonoran Desert is considered to have one of the best …
I’ve added 130 photos of Colorado to the website, although the photos aren’t new, strictly speaking: these pictures of Colorado were on my old website, but most have been re-scanned and touched up to get them looking even better.
The word “rainforest” often conjures up images of the tropics, but it really refers to a forest that—wait for it—get lots of rain. While the tropical rainforests along the equator are well known, an equally dense jungle of trees and plants occur in some temperate regions.
This month’s photo gallery features abstracts. Many of these images are close-ups from nature, including bark patterns, lichen, and fungi. The detail and complexity you can find when looking closely can be amazing; I often try to remember this when I find myself in one of those “there’s nothing good to photograph here” moods.
Pictures of dogs playing in the snow is the theme for this month’s photo gallery. Taking good pictures of snow scenes can be challenging if you rely too much on your camera’s meter, since the meter is trying to make everything 18% gray.
The wild mushroom season here in Northern California is picking up, so I thought mushrooms would be a good theme for this month’s photo gallery.