Photo Gallery

Phil and D810shrpcrop2Photography for me, like woodworking, is a journey. Mine began decades ago in the 70s when I got my first Nikkormat FT2 manual film camera. I quickly got interested in wildflowers while living in Texas and stayed primarily focused on macro photography. As my work life soon overtook my free time I left photography behind until I retired in 2004. It took some time to adapt to digital photography and processing, but I feel like I’ve finally returned to my journey. Living here amidst the rugged beauty of the north coast I soon began to focus more on land and seascapes as my primary canvas.  But as you can see below the occasional wildflower still catches my eye.

I’ve organized some of the photos from my posts into general catagories in order to make finding a particular image or type of image a little easier.   Many or most of these images were taken in or around Sea Ranch, CA, while others were taken along the broader Mendonoma coast.  I hope you enjoy perusing my photos, and if you wish any additional information on an image you can email me at:  Comments are also always welcome as well.


Cover Shot by Phil Wendt for the Fall 2014 Issue of

CA Modern Magazine

CA Modern Cover Shot

Here’s a link to see the on-line version of this issue.  The home captured on the cover is the Hubbard House, designed by renowned Sea Ranch architect Obie Bowman in 1992.



Destination Mendonoma 2014 Photo Contest

Winning  Cover Photograph by Phil Wendt

Mendonoma Reflections

This image was taken at Salal Cove on the Sea Ranch using a Nikon D3s and a Nikkor 24-70mm f2.8 lens at 24 mm, f8 and 1/250sec.   © 2014



Cover Shot by Phil Wendt for the Summer 2014 Edition of

Create Inc.

the Magazine of The Int’l Association of Creative Arts Professionals

Chris Smith Quilt, Photo by Phil Wendt

This quilt is called “Promontory Point”, and was created by Chris Smith, of The Sea Ranch, CA.  You can see more of Chris’s quilts at:  And here’s a link to Create Inc. Magazine:

Outdoor Photographer Magazine

“Photo of the Day”

Redwoods along the Gualala River

This image was selected by OP Magazine as “Photo of the Day”, on March 28, 2017.

Tamales Bay

This image was selected by OP Magazine as “Photo of the Day”, on June 29, 2016.


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