New Orleans

My return trip from Florida in 2010 featured an impulsive detour to famous New Orleans! In the bar to the right, I shared the world’s supposedly strongest drink, a Hand Grenade, with my daughter! The humid heat set the scene for a lifetime memory.

Montalvo

Villa Montalvo, once the grand estate of Senator James Phelan, offers a peaceful environment set among formal gardens, including this compelling courtyard.

Cellarbration!

The Wine Cellar at Bernhard Winery displays this fascinating, nostalgic slice of history.

Magic Meadow

Yosemite Valley floods during the rainy season, leaving the impression that pools of water are permanent water features.

Roaring Champ

Roaring Camp Railroad is a historic 19th-century steam train located in Felton, California.

Roaring Champ

Roaring Camp Railroad is a historic 19th-century steam train located in Felton, California.

Table Mountain

We joined our close friends on what was my first trip to Table Moutain in April of 2017.

Garden Court

The Filoli estate offers this authentic English gardens surrounded by the imposing historical edifice that complements this Californi historic site.

New Orleans Street Scene

My return trip from Florida in 2010 featured an impulsive detour to famous New Orleans! This typical street scene is presented in an exaggerated artsy way to convey the ambiance.

Courtyard

Villa Montalvo, once the grand estate of Senator James Phelan, offers a peaceful environment set among formal gardens, including this compelling courtyard.

Geary Blvd.

This scene was captured more than 15 years ago. I was more taken by the fame of the spot than the actual shot. Years later I used this filter to re-capture the ambiance of that sunny day.

Flowered Fountain

The Filoli estate is no less than astounding: Gardens, pools, walls, and foliage, not to mention the estate itself, comprise this Californi historic site.

Alleyway

Placerville, California’s Quartz Alley reveals a medley of brick textures to delight the eyes.

Mission San Carlos Borromeo del Rio Carmelo

Mission San Carlos Borromeo del Rio Carmelo is located in Carmel, California. I shot this scene many years ago; probably over a decade. Beautiful Carmel is only eclipsed by the solace and solemnity offered by the missions like this dotting California.

Turnaround

The famous San Francisco Cable Car completes one of the numerous daily U-turns to continue shuttling eager sight-seeing passengers through a myriad of memorable scenes.

Dreamland

The Bernhard Museum in Auburn, California showcases a staged playroom containing dolls, a mannequin, and a train set from the era.

Fisherman’s Wharf

San Francisco’s pier and marina are personified in Fisherman’s Wharf, ranking as one of the most famous destinations worldwide.

Night Lights

With the Bay Bridge as a stunning backdrop, China Basin, in San Francisco, offers this beautiful night scene, shot from the vantage of the third-floor walkway of the Giants Ballpark. This is another artsy, finessed version. See other version.

Daffodil Hill

Daffodil Hill invites the uninitiated to embrace its seasonal wonder and charm. This finessed photo captures the essence of the famous destination just east of Sacramento.

Bourbon Street

A return trip from Florida in 2010 featured an impulsive detour to famous New Orleans! The humid heat set the scene for a lifetime of memories, including the celebrated Bourbon Street.