Picture of the Month – August 2013
Most often when I go out for motorcycle rides or for taking pictures, I tend to travel east or south from Ferndale as I can literally be on great roads or have great scenery 1/4 mile from my driveway.
I don’t tend to explore in the northernly direction much because it means I have to drive through Eureka before I get anywhere fun. But recently I’ve been making a point of traveling up that way more often.
On a recent weekend I wanted to go to a beach to fly a new kite I bought. My first thought was to go to Clam Beach because I had never been there. So I looked it up on the web and it didn’t look very interesting so instead I planned to go to Trinidad State Beach which is much prettier.
Good thing to, because as we left Ferndale it was a gorgeous day. Just as we got to Clam Beach it was terribly foggy. But surprise, on the other side of Clam Beach, the sun was out and it was just as gorgeous as it had been in Ferndale.
We had a great afternoon flying the stunt kite, then went for a hike up on Trinidad Head. We had a bit of time to kill before sunset, so a great steak and prawn dinner at Seascape fit the bill. With out tummies happy, we returned to the beach and waited for the sunset.
This shot used a 15 second exposure which turned the waves silky.
Picture of the Month – May 2007
Memorial Day weekend was spent with my buddy Blake, riding our KLR650s through the boonies in Humboldt County. Some locations for the ride were names pulled off of maps, such as Hell to Find Lake (it was) and Blake Mountain. Other locations were some of my favorite places to ride and photograph, and on the top of this list is a little pond that I haven’t been able to locate a name for. Even though it is very remote and a three hour drive from my house, I’ve returned to it many times because I always find something interesting to photograph there. This trip I concentrated on different rock forms I found in one of the tributary creeks that feed the pond. This particular rock really grabbed my interest for the graphic nature and repeating lines that it presented.