The Great Southwest

In October we visited several national parks and monuments in Utah and Arizona. The images shown on the blog feature Capitol Reef National Park in Utah and a grey fox in Monument Valley, Arizona. Our trip was arranged and led by Kara Patterson, one of the most popular Emeritus instructors at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo.  View images from the trip in the Potpourri...

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Summer turns to Fall

August was marked by the celebration of life for our daughter Patty, who died August 1st. Support from family and friends was generous and comforting. We loved Patty more than words can...

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Little Cayman Delights!

A late April trip to Little Cayman Island combined great diving and socializing with cousin Amy Fields and good friend Elizabeth Wagner. Fair weather, calm seas, and excellent diving all week! See photos from our diving adventure in the “Undersea” album in the Gallery...

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Mission Beach in San Diego

Surrounded by family, a mid-April weekend beach house was a great spot to celebrate Carolyn’s 70th birthday! See new photos from the weekend in the Family album in...

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February Visit to “The Land Down Under”

Our February trip to Australia was entertaining but geographically challenging. Carolyn and I visited Sydney, Perth, Margaret River, and Tasmania during our two week stay. We found Australians to be a welcoming population. The western coastline was stunning for its...

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Yearend Travels 2015

Our fall and winter 2015 travels took us to Santa Fe, New Mexico and Kona, Hawaii. We enjoyed the company of George and Bette Harper in Santa Fe and other New Mexico destinations, including Bosque del Apache and White Sands. In December Carolyn and I visited Kona, Hawaii with daughter Patty, her husband Mike and their children Evan, Dylan and Jake. It was a very special time to be with the Heimann clan! See more photos in the Potpourri...

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San Clemente Pier

Living near the beach has advantages. Like being able to drive down to San Clemente and photograph the pier at sunset. When the clouds are right, it is a spectacular setting! See photos from the pier collection in the Potpourri...

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Summer Subjects

  Summertime brings sports and hummingbirds to the southland. New images have been posted to the hummingbird gallery from a recent trip to Ramsey Canyon, Arizona, and the sports gallery has been expanded to include images from the Hurley Pro at Lower Trestles in San Clemente, California and swimming from the Fran Crippen Invitational in Mission Viejo, California.   See more photos in the Sports...

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Winning Image at the OC Fair!

    Late July brought pleasant news that my photo of surfer Kelly Slater won 1st prize in the Sports category at the Orange County Fair photography exhibit.  This is my seventh year in a row getting a placing ribbon in a county fair photo competition.  The awards include 4 first place ribbons, 3 second place ribbons, and 2 third place awards.   Recent photography outings include travels to Chino, CA and Hillsboro, OR for air shows and a local visit to Soka University.  Check out updated galleries in both the Landscape and Potpourri...

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Africa Safari delights

In February this year, Carolyn and I took a trip to Tanzania and Kenya for a photo safari with professional photographer Paul Renner as our guide.  We went with good friends George and Bette Harper who shared the wonderful adventure with us. The opportunities for wildlife photography are unrivaled in this area of Africa.  It is home to the “great migration” of wildebeest herds and abundant with predators that follow the herd.  Better still, our safari took place during the birthing season, so we had the opportunity to see the young offspring of many species. Safe to once again call another safari the trip of a lifetime! See more photos in the Africa...

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Autumn Trip Through France

This Fall, Carolyn and I had a great driving trip through the Normandy, Brittany and Loire regions of France.   We flew in to Paris to spend a few days at the start of our trip and enjoyed the art galleries and dining. People were friendly everywhere.  Our favorite spot was Brittany for the unspoiled beauty throughout the countryside. See more photos in the Potpourri  Collection....

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Spring photo tour of northern California

Carolyn and I took a Spring trip to northern California with several members of our camera club. We photographed landscapes and attractions from Point Arena to Monterey. Visit the northern California photo assortment in the Potpourri...

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