UC Santa Cruz Arboretum

A couple of weeks ago, I got a chance to wander through the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum. They have an incredible collection of plants from all over the world, many of which were in bloom. One of my favorites was the plant that produced this incredible flower. While the photo gives no sense of scale, […]

More Rainy Succulents

I photographed water droplets on these succulents last weekend in Monterey. I’ve been experimenting with using a wide aperture to get a very narrow depth of field, and these droplets provided a perfect opportunity to try it out. I think they turned out pretty well, and I’m looking forward to doing more photography this way.


At the beginning of last month, I got a chance to explore Oregon with two of my best friends. Our ultimate goal was to see Crater Lake in the snow, which we proudly accomplished. Our first day, we drove up to Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park in far northern California. We explored Fern Canyon, which […]

Duck Portrait

My dad and I were doing some photography (me from the ground, him from a drone) at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco yesterday. I was just experimenting with camera techniques, and this duck portrait turned out far better than I expected. Here are a couple of other bonus bird shots I got […]

Another Tam Sunset

The East Peak of Mount Tamalpais is one of my favorite places in the bay area to catch a sunset, and I found myself back up there one evening in late August after a day of hiking with a friend. It had been an incredibly hot day inland, so we fled west for some relief. […]