landscape

Photographing the Golden Gate

January 20, 2010

4-526-27  stock photo of California, San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge from Baker BeachBeneath the gnarled pines of the headlands of the Golden Gate, rank upon rank of whitecaps roll in across the Pacific Ocean. With a muffled roar they spend themselves in a surge of foam on the rocks and sands….

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California State Parks Funding Initiative

January 18, 2010

4-701-99  stock photo of California, Marin County, Mount Tamalpais State Park, Hiker on ridgeCalifornia’s 278 state parks are in trouble. Funding has been cut several years in a row. Now several citizens’ groups have joined together with a proposal for the November 2010 ballot to raise money for the parks from an annual $18 surcharge on vehicle license fees….

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Bad Weather makes Good Pictures

November 20, 2009

9-579-50  stock photo of California, San Francisco Bay, Storm clouds over Bay
Do you put away your camera when it starts raining? You don’t need to. Some of the most dramatic scenery comes when the heavens open up and the storms roll in.

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To the Summit of Pico de Orizaba

October 13, 2009

1-15-17  stock photo of Mexico, Rope team on the Jamapa Glacier, Pico de Orizaba
Step, breathe, breathe. Step, breathe, breathe. Silhouetted against a clear dawn sky a fragile filament of climbers slowly makes its way up a steep icy slope…

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The Lesson of the Crossing of the Sands

October 2, 2009

4-387-4  stock photo of China, Dunhuang, Camel caravan, Mingsha sand dunes
This is the lesson of the crossing of the sands. Remember it…

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Fertile Ground

April 4, 2009

proto magazine, solitary oak tree

This oak tree image from Getty Images Photographers Choice collection was used in a creative composite image introducing a story called Fertile Ground

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Chimborazo Sunset

March 1, 2009

2-25-4  stock photo of Ecuador, Whymper Refuge at 16,400 on Chimborazo

Late in the afternoon at 16,000 feet on Ecaudor’s Chimborazo Volcano, a drifting mist covered the mountain. The warm glow of light in the climber’s hut contrasted with the dim distant glacier…

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San Francisco from Mount Tamalpais

February 28, 2009

2-236-11  stock photo of California, Marin County, San Francisco and hills from Mount Tamalpais

While working on my book on San Francisco Bay I wanted to get an early morning vista of the bay from the summit of Mount Tamalpais in Marin County…

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Pew Oceans Commission

June 4, 2007

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Golden Gate Fog

January 23, 2006

9-593-35 stock photo of California, Marin County, Golden Gate Bridge from Marin Headlands

One of the signature landmarks of San Francisco is the Golden Gate Bridge. When photographing for my book on San Francisco Bay, I wanted to cover the movement of the fog which sweeps in off the Pacific many summer afternoons…

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