Nuts, Lavender & Alpacas – A Day in Valley Center

Nuts, Lavender & Alpacas. Sounds like a strange combination, doesn’t it. It was one day in the life of a So Cal Explorer. The meetup started at Bates Nut Farm. Turns out they don’t grow their own nuts anymore, but they have a store, petting zoo and fields to explore. They also hold weddings and Read more about Nuts, Lavender & Alpacas – A Day in Valley Center[…]

Photographing The Flower Fields

Photographing The Flower Fields in Carlsbad, California is a funny concept to me. A ranch overlooking the Pacific ocean plants 50 acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus in every color imaginable then charges an admittance fee to admire and photograph the results:) Only open for a few weeks a year, it gets a big crowd wanting Read more about Photographing The Flower Fields[…]

Heritage Flight

Photographing the Planes of Fame Airshow

The challenge of photographing planes with propellers is that you need a slow enough shutter speed to capture the blur of the propeller, but not so slow that the rest of the plane is a blur. When photographing the airshow at Planes of Fame, I put my camera in shutter priority mode and selected a Read more about Photographing the Planes of Fame Airshow[…]