Sunday, October 17, 2010

My New Blog

I've bounced around this idea for a while now and decided it's time to go forward with my second blog. I've been inspired by the photo blogs of "My Optic Life", "The Florida Fotographer", and "A Year On The Fly" although Joel's are paintings instead of pictures.

Yesterday I launched "California Dreaming".

When I was coming back from the lakes, I was in awe of the beauty of the area in which I live, it being Fall and all. Many of you have commented about this as I've posted photo's with my reports. When I take pictures during a trip, I generally take a bunch and only post one or two. I wanted to have a venue to share with you, the rest of the shots (that I consider of value) I take. So here it is.

Please keep in mind that I don't have one of those cool Nikon cameras with a huge telephoto lens that takes wonderful shot each and every time. You know, the kind you see on the sidelines at a football game. I was at a Kenny Rogers concert many years ago and I remember a remark he made about a guy in the front row with one ot those types of cameras. he said "That guy in the front row is taking pictures of the hair in my nose". Not going to be those types of shots. Besides, who want to look at someone elses nose hairs?

Since I carry the camera with me all the time, I should be able to keep up a good selection of shots of Northern California for your enjoyment. I hope you'll come visit California Dreaming .



  1. You are so lucky to live where you are and have all the beautiful scenery to photograph. Just being outdoors there is a plus!!!!

  2. Very nice Mark. I'll be sure to follow. California is so beautiful.

  3. Great Stuff Mark! Looking forward to seeing more of your wonderful state!

  4. Mark, fear not. As a shutterbug who has had his share of cool (Canon) cameras with lenses that could be used as down payments on cars, I can say this: great photography is more about the set of eyes behind the camera than the lens that is in front of it.

  5. Hi Mark, go on then, count me in. Looking forward to the development of your new blog, I'm still trying to get my own pictures into some sort of focus.

  6. Just hit the "follow" button. Can't wait to see where this takes us.

    The Average Joe Fisherman