Point Lobos is a pristine locale on the Big Sur Coast of California a few minutes south of world-famous Carmel-by-the-Sea.Point Lobos includes the Point Lobos Natural Reserve as well as two adjoining federally protected marine environments: The Point Lobos State Marine Reserve and Point Lobos State Marine Conservation Area.If not for the foresight of engineer Alexander Allen, who purchased a large parcel of Point Lobos in 1933, it would have been subdivided and ruined for posterity,... continue reading
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Since moving to California seven years ago it has been my mission to visit as much of the coastline as possible.“Every weekend’s a vacation!”My love for the beach, the ocean, the birds and fish that live there, the flowers and plants that grow there, and the sun that rises and sets there, has enticed me to walk barefoot in the sand, splash in the waves, share my picnic with the birds, relax with the yellow and orange skies, and to stop and smell the roses. But to be able to capture it all... continue reading
My name is Jason and I would like to share my experience with wildlife photography.I have enjoyed taking pictures growing up with film cameras but it wasn’t until digital photography came on the scene for common people that I took an extreme liking to photography.I started out with a Canon point and shoot camera in 1999 of which worked great at the time.It was a basic camera but very expensive!I took pictures of all kinds of things - landscapes, animals, wildflowers.However it was short... continue reading
This last Spring we were able to take the trip of a lifetime to the Cook Islands in the South Pacific - and it was paid for entirely with photography money.It wasn't all stock money (not even close), but it was sports teams, High School Seniors, Family Portraits and fine art sales.It took a year of savings, but with the goal of this trip in mind, it gave us the energy to keep going.The Cook Islands is a remarkable location, poised as Hawaii was 50 years ago.They are not kidding... continue reading
Sometimes light has its own ideas and abandoning preconceived ideas of a trip can have a big pay off.A few weeks ago I headed over to North Stradbroke Island (Straddie) with a tent and my camera gear.The idea was to shoot star trails over the weekend of the new moon.The skies had other things in store for me.On the ferry over clouds started appearing.By the time I'd caught the bus from the ferry terminal at Dunwich over to Point Lookout the heavens had opened up - I didn't even have... continue reading
Since my original post on wild birds of Bend, Oregon, more of my bird photos have been accepted on Dreamstime.For starters, this photo of a House Sparrow (Passer domesticus, actually a member of the Weaver Finch family) is one of many I took in a shopping center parking lot on January 2nd, 2009, in front of (what else) a wild bird supply store.Other recently accepted bird photos include these shots of Gray Jays (Perisoreus canadensis) begging for food at Swampy Lakes Sno-Park, up Century... continue reading
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