Paul Brewer was in Jenner when he spotted this Bald Eagle flying over the Pacific Ocean. Beneath the big eagle was a Harbor Seal.
Nice catch by Paul! He also got the mated pair standing on the beach - two beautiful, mature Bald Eagles.
Thanks to Paul for allowing me to share his photos with you here. To see much more of Paul's nature photography, here is his website: http://www.capturingnatureswonders.com/
These late season heat waves make everyone nervous as we wait for the rains to begin in. Before the last hot weather enveloped the coast, Paul Brewer was on the Jenner Grade when he saw this beautiful sight.
You can see the full moon peaking up over the ridge as fog rolls in from the ocean.
Thanks to Paul for allowing me to share his photo with you here. Would you like to see one of my favorite Paul Brewer photos? Paul caught the setting sun shining through the sea tunnel just as the blowhole went off at Hearn Gulch.
Paul sells his work at the Dolphin Gallery in Gualala and other art galleries on the coast. You can see much more of his nature photograph at this site: http://www.capturingnatureswonders.com/
Paul Brewer photographed this beautiful Monarch resting on a geranium.
The winds shifted a bit yesterday, bringing smoke to the coast. Not as bad as a week ago when Paul took this eerie photo of the sun.
Thanks to Paul for allowing me to share his photos with you here. To see much more of Paul's nature photography, here is the link to his website: http://www.capturingnatureswonders.com/
We are doing our best rain dance. Want to join in?
Paul Brewer photographed this majestic sight - the Milky Way. See the setting moon on the right.
We are lucky to have a lack of light pollution on the Mendonoma coast. May it ever be so!
I asked Paul how he photographed this. He wrote, "Simple answer, long exposure (20-30 seconds) at high ISO and maximum aperature available on a wide angle lens, with tripod."
For those interested in a more detail explanation, Paul wrote, "Two parts to the answer. To shoot the milky-way like this you need to gather light for an extended time. The time depends on the aperature of the lens. Fast lenses with F 2.8 or faster is preferred. Mine is only
f/4 and would benefit with a faster lens. The faster the lens the
shorter the exposure or lower the ISO to obtain good results. Low ISO
and short exposure time both reduce the noise in the photo. The wider
the lens the longer you can expose without the stars becoming streaks
instead of points. Rule of thumb is divide 500 by the focal length of
the lens. In my case 500 divided by 16mm allows a 30 second exposure
which is what I used. My settings were ISO 4000 F/4 for 30 seconds.
You also need to be locked down on a tripod for those long
exposures, preferably shooting with mirror up on a DSLR to reduce
vibration. It is also helpful to shoot with long exposure noise
reduction turned on."
Thanks to Paul for allowing me to share his photo with you here, and for the photography lesson. To see more of Paul's nature photography, here is his website: http://www.capturingnatureswonders.com/
I can't resist sharing such beauty with you. Photographer Paul Brewer was in Jenner when the sunset looked like this.
Breathtaking, don't you think?!
We had some welcome rain yesterday morning. We had .17 inch in our rain gauge. Not much, that's true, but September rain is always a boon.
Thanks to Paul for allowing me to share his photo with you here. To see much more of Paul's nature photography, here is his website: http://www.capturingnatureswonders.com/