Rare Cool Summer Weekend at the Cabin Usually trips to the cabin in the middle of summer are not in the cards due to high temps, 90s -100, but Lisa and I had our eye on the forecast as it was for high 70s and 60s at night. Perfect! We had to get creative to get by the typical holiday traffic jam through the Santa Barbara corridor which actually made the drive enjoyable. We were happy to see an out […]
Marine Layer Over the Valley I’ve spent the last couple of weekends at our cabin on Figueroa Mountain replacing some windows. This past weekend a condition started to develop that I haven’t seen for a while where the marine layer blew in covering the Santa Ynez valley but the ceiling of the layer remained below the level of the cabin. With the presence of the full moon I was hoping for an opportunity to photograph the moonlit clouds from above. […]
Gorgeous Light on the Mountain Spent last Friday and Saturday with James at the cabin with Lisa joining us Saturday midday. It was windy and kinda cold at times dropping into the 30s at night. Though the flowers are done for the most part, the scenery and lighting were exquisite as always. There are a few photos where I used a nuetral density filter to be able to slow the shutter speed down in order to capture the effect of the […]
After the Storm – A Walk Down Davy Brown Trail A very enjoyable hike into Davy Brown, just me and the camera. Enjoy! Hover over to change photos or even better, click to view larger photos. If you are interested in prints please contact me.
Storm on the Mountain A three day weekend at the cabin on Figueroa Mountain for some much needed rest and reset. And photography! It was an early bloom this year so most of the poppies are fading but the lupine bushes will be on our list to explore later this afternoon now that the sun is out. We arrived yesterday afternoon just ahead of a decent little rain storm. We listened to the rain on the cabin roof while stoking […]
A solo trip to the cabin with Guaco and Mole. It’s always a magical time at our place on the mountain. A very quiet weekend without much in the way of wildlife and birds stirring about but there’s always the dogs enjoying a free frolic. I did get lucky with the end of the day view from the lookout and was able to capture the full dimension of it by layering three separate exposures. The sunsets are always prime in […]