A Real Simple Photography Blog

I’ve changed the design of this site many many times. So often, I stopped posting here because I kept wanting to “finish” it first. Screw that. This site is for my personal photography, and an occasional random thought – a real simple photography blog. I do on occasion sell and license prints, if you’re interested please contact me. But for the most part, this site is just for fun. Please enjoy 🙂

Social Media

How do you use Social Media? Most people don’t think about this much on a personal level. I am/was a huge fan of G+, and with the recent announcement that it’ll be retired next year I’ve seen a massive wave of posts about where to move to next. Many of these people...

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Turkey Vulture | Cathartes aura

Turkey Vultures ( Cathartes aura ) are both creepy and cool birds. Being scavengers, they have featherless heads and a very strong sense of smell. Last year the Smithsonian published a story about a study that shows they may have the...

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Donnell Fire

On the 1st of August a fire broke out just above Donnell Reservoir in the Stanislaus National forest. Normally this would not be a big deal, the spot of origin is rocky with scattered brush and trees. But at the time there were many large wildfires burning in the West...

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Mule Deer Fawn Portrait

A couple of weeks ago I was on my back deck and noticed something tiny out of the corner of my eye. At first I thought it was a squirrel, but looking closer it was a tiny, wobbly little mule deer fawn. I don't think it was more than a few hours old. I went inside to...

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Cow Appreciation Day 2018

Isn't every day Cow Appreciation Day? It's not a secret that I love cows. There's so much to love - they're funny, curious, expressive, and let's face it, they're tasty. The even help reduce the severity of wildfires! They are magnificent! I wanted to take...

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Happy Canada Day

Happy Canada Day to all my friends up north! I don't have any sugar maple photos, so I went with the next available substitute. This is a leaf from a Vine Maple (Acer circinatum) . I WAS waiting for a Canadian when I photographed this in Oregon a few years...

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