Now available: 2023 Landscape & Nature Calendar

Escape Into Infrared

Graceful Coast Live Oaks line the Green Valley Truck Trail at the Blue Sky Ecological Reserve, Poway, California; November 2022. (infrared photo)

Recently, infrared fine art photographer Rain Hayes talked about her work and techniques to our photo club and it was highly enjoyable. With her complete dedication to infrared photography, she has made it her own in a way that I had not seen before. Rain described looking into the electronic viewfinder of her converted mirrorless camera like peeking into a portal to another world and a form of escapism.

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2023 Landscape & Nature Calendar

Twilight on the salt formations of Devil's Golf Course, with the Panamint Range and snowy Telegraph Peak in the distance. Death Valley National Park, California; February 2022.

I am happy to announce that my photo calendar for 2023 is now available. I picked some of my favorite landscape and nature photographs from 2022 for this year’s edition, and the happiness for the most part comes from having been able to make up my mind and finalize the selection! Also, in a funny coincidence, this announcement is on the exact same day as last year: November 20th! :D

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The Struggle Isn’t New

Allium praecox (Early Onion) with open flowers and unopened buds, San Diego, California; March 2019.

“There are certain pictures I can never take. We turn on the TV and are smothered with cruelty and suffering and I don’t need to add to it. So I just photograph peaceful things. A vase of flowers, a beautiful girl. Sometimes, through a peaceful face, I can bring something important into the world.” (Edouard Boubat)

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November 2012 Throwback

Oak-dotted pastures of hazy Pamo Valley, Ramona, California; November 2012.

With the early sunsets as Daylight Saving Time ended once more (and perhaps, hopefully, for the last time) I feel like I’m in some sort of time crunch — where do the days and hours go? It is the middle of another month already, and thus, time for my monthly throwback, to photos from ten years ago, and their stories.

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