Category Archives: Birds

Pelican Day at Sea Ranch

(Click on any image to enlarge) I was out at Del Mar Point here at Sea Ranch a week or so ago and I made a mental note of all the pelicans I had seen that afternoon.   Although I had … Continue reading

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What the Eye can’t See: “Gray-scapes” at Smuggler’s Cove

  (Click on any image to expand) We had a pretty overcast day a couple of days ago and I decided to head out to a rocky area just north of Smuggler’s Cove here on Sea Ranch.  I like this … Continue reading

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Black Point on a Lazy Spring Afternoon

(Click on any image to enlarge) Yesterday the weather was kind of in and out foggy and misty with a little spotty sun here and there.  I decided to head out to the very end of Black Point as I … Continue reading

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A Return to Black and White

The beach is a wonderful place to experiment with black and white photography.  As much as I love the vibrant colors here along the Sonoma coast I’m still drawn to the challenge of creating different moods using black and white … Continue reading

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Couple More Sea Ranch Locals

I’m still engaged in the shop these days but I thought I’d share these two images of frequent fliers along our coast here at Sea Ranch.  The large heron in flight is a Great Blue Heron and we see them … Continue reading

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Cormorants and More!

I’ve been a bit busy in the shop these days so it’s taken me a while to get back to my blog.  Back in the end of May I took an afternoon to scout out some cormorants during their nesting … Continue reading

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Circle of Life

It’s seal pupping season on the north coast so I thought I’d head down to Tide Pool Beach here on Sea Ranch.  There’s a nice spot on the bluff from which to photograph moms and pups without disturbing them too … Continue reading

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End of the Day

Before all the really big storms hit the north coast here I spent a few late afternoons and evenings capturing some nice light.  These images were captured along several Sea Ranch beaches, including Black Point and Walk-on beaches.  There’s quite … Continue reading

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My New Best Friends…Two Bald Eagles!

  Over the last week or so we have started to see a couple of new visitors to Sea Ranch, namely two adult Bald Eagles.  I publish these images here primarily because this is my first “out-of-the-zoo” encounter with these … Continue reading

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In and Out of the Fog

 I love the weather here on the north coast.  Some days it’s clear and crisp and some are foggy and rainy; and sometimes you get all that in a one-hour walk on the beach.  I was checking out the tide … Continue reading

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Wave Patterns

In several of my previous posts I mentioned that I’m more than a bit of a wave junkie.  Waves are a major component in shaping beaches, through erosion and deposition waves move sand to and fro, and transform beaches throughout … Continue reading

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Walk-On Beach with the Pelicans

It was a windy afternoon and my friend Robert was hot take a walk on the beach with his camera.  So I thought an afternoon at Sea Ranch’s Walk-On Beach was just the thing.  I wasn’t expecting much in the … Continue reading

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