Category Archives: Environmental Issues

Impressions along the Gualala River

(Click on any Image to Enlarge) Several weeks ago, I posted a photo essay of landscape abstracts where I used camera motion as an artifact in creating rather impressionistic images.  Well, I’m back at it again, and this time I … Continue reading

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Some Spring Color Along Black Point Bluff

I shot these images back in April when the profusion of ice plant and poppies and many other plants were first coming into their own.   I always hesitate a little bit when it comes to showcasing invasive species like ice … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day from Black Point

  Ordinarily I would be a bit hesitant to glorify an invasive, non-native plant like ice plant, but sometimes you just have to take a breath and enjoy what’s right in front of you.  I also thought that it would … Continue reading

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A Few of the Local Ladies

We use a sheep flock here at Sea Ranch as a way of managing our fuel load (dry grasses and other natural combustibles).  Once a year they make their way around to our meadow and munch away for a couple … 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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Winter Along the Gualala

  The New Year brought some beautiful bright days here along the north coast and I was lucky enough to be able to get out and capture some nice warm afternoon light.  I headed east toward the Gualala River near the … Continue reading

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Isolated Landscapes

In my previous post, “Intimate Spring Landscapes,” I showed how using an ultra-wide angle lens (14mm) can be used to create an up-close and personal view of a subject. The optics of this lens offers the ability to also capture … Continue reading

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Low Tide Adventure

Recently we learned that there has been a disease spreading through both east and west coasts called Sea Star Wasting Syndrome.  This disease, the cause of which is unknown, particularly affects the common sea star Pisaster ochraceus and causes lesions which … Continue reading

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Gualala River Estuary

It felt great to get out with my camera today after having been down with the flu for a few weeks.  We had rain on and off throughout the day, so when we had a break in the storm I … Continue reading

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Baby Seals…Need I say More?

This is calving season for Harbor Seals here in California.  I captured these mom and pup pairs at one of Sea Ranch’s seal protection areas.  Harbor Seals, and all marine mammals in US waters, are protected under the Marine Mammal Protection … Continue reading

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Who Helps Keep Sea Ranch Fire-Safe? …Just a Few of their Woolly Faces.

I’m Baaaaack!  It’s been a while since my last post, due to a lingering flu-turned-bronchitis.  While I was recuperating our local sheep flock passed through our meadow.  These little guys (and ewes), along with some goats, are part of two … Continue reading

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As Promissed, Back to the Fall Color

Well, as promised, more of that autumn color.  These images were taken from the same location  as those taken about three weeks ago (See my post on October 21st), about 10 miles east of Sea Ranch along Annapolis Road.  The … Continue reading

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