Fog came to the city. Usually July-August are the most foggy months in Bay Area. That’s when photographers rush to local mountains and Golden Gate area to shoot pictures of the city and bridges blanketed with fog. Combinations of light and fog are unlimited and unique. If you’re lucky you may catch one of those moments that nobody shot before. I’ve not been lucky yet, but hunt is on and camera is ready. :P

Golden Gate in Fog


We’ve finally fixed the comments menu in the gallery. Now, if you’re a registered user, you can add and view comments under albums and individual photos. Sorry, for inconvenience.

We’re also moving DNS to new host. Site may be unavailable for few hours or so. Stand by.

Aloha from Maui

Posted by admin
In Gallery Update
28May 09

Good memories from Hawaii… These pictures were taken an year ago, but still new in our memories. :)

Lady with a Stick

Maui Sunset

Off the Rock!

Wild Flowers Blogs

Posted by admin
In External Links
3Apr 09

Flowers Closeup

Wild Flower blooming reports and other related resources I recommend to check out:

Wildflower Hotline by Theodore Payne Foundation

Central California Wildflowers (Nature Alley by Nature Ali)

Carrizo Plain Wild Flowers Report

California Vernal Pools

Of course, Carol Leigh’s blogs

Flowers continue blooming in California. Get your gear and take pictures of them. ;)

P.S. Our gallery has obvious issues with comments. Old comments are not showing under pictures anymore by default. We’re trying to figure out why it happened after the upgrade. Sorry for inconvenience.

Spring in the Sierra

Posted by admin
In Gallery Update, News
28Mar 09

Poppies along Merced River Canyon were spectacular this year. Last year fires might contribute to this phenomenon. Michael Frye said it was the best poppies show in 25 years! Last couple weeks 140 Hwy was packed with people watching and photographing flower carpet covering canyon slopes.

Hite Cove trail was spectacular as well. It’s probably still at its peak. If you’re planning to visit Yosemite or Merced River canyon, you don’t have much time. Hurry up. If poppies were abundant last weekend, shooting stars and lupins were just picking up. Red buds were not at the pick either. Snow fall covered Yosemite valley floor on Saturday night. Hope it will not spoil spring and early summer flowers in the valley.

Poppies along Merced River Canyon

Some more pictures from Hite Cove Trail were uploaded in the New Stuff folder here:

Carpet of Flowers

As always I recommend Carol Leigh’s blog for last flowers blooming reports.

Site Upgrade

Posted by admin
In News
1Feb 09

We did a huge update to the site. We had to update WordPress and, as result, all other parts of the site had to be updated as well. Hope everything went well. Let us know if you see any glitches.

We are currently doing blog reorganization as well. Some old posts were removed or temporary unpublished.

Happy Holidays!

Posted by admin
In News
27Dec 08


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Californian Fall Colors

Posted by admin
In News
13Oct 08

   In case if you are going to look for best spots with fall colors in California, I recommend to check out Carol Leigh’s blog. Arguably the best tracker of fall colors in California (and beyound).

Sony A900 Announced

Posted by admin
In Gear News, News
1Oct 08

A900 image

Since I started tradition of posting news from Sony/Minolta world, omission of such a big news would not be excusable. Here it is, long awaited Full Frame Sony. Check out dpreview’s preview (sorry for the pun).

As always, David Kilpatrick gave a good a look at the new gear. His insightful articles could be found at

I personally like the headline picture from dpreview showing both A700 and A900. Look at those 50/1.4 Minolta branded lenses! Minolta is still alive!


It’s interesting to compare A700 and A900 side by side (click on the image to zoom it in). Essentially, A900 looks like an upgraded and scaled up A700. As many reviewers noticed, A700 users will feel home while handling A900 body. Funny enough, huge pentaprism housing on top of the camera drew the most attention and became a subject of jokes from Canikans. Well, if you buy camera to be fashionable, then you better spend your money on Louis Vuton and Prada. Real photographer does not care how his camera looks. Right? :)

Featured by Dreamstime

Posted by admin
In News, Uncategorized
14Jul 08

Dreamstime stock photos site featured one of our photos in its blog.

Thanks Dreamstime! :)


Here’s the link to the article:

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