| May 30, 2010
A pair of professional arborists, licensed to climb and care for trees, were perched high in the branches of a 110-foot Monterey cypress in the Presidio park of San Francisco. Secured by harnesses and a web of rock-climbing ropes used for rappelling...
| Apr 4, 2010
Last year, in the middle of the recession, my husband, Paco, and I pondered our fall vacation, weighing an ever-growing travel wish list with an ever-growing urge to save. Instead of Greece or the Great Barrier Reef, we chose a California road trip. By...
| Sep 26, 2010
I wouldn't call it a vacation, exactly. Any time you have three pet llamas and a 3-year-old and you're covering 30 miles in less than a week, it's like, well, let's call it an adventure.
My wife, Amber, and I and our high-energy daughter Ediza spent a...
| Oct 17, 2010
Your sense of humor and intelligence. Most people forget there are more than 3 million visitors to Yosemite National Park each year. Many have traveled long distances by air, car and bus to reach this amazing destination. During peak summer season, be...
| May 22, 2011
Richard Steinheimer, a master of railroad photography whose poetic images documented a half-century of trains and the landscape of the American West, has died. He was 81.
Steinheimer died May 4 at his Sacramento home of Alzheimer's disease, said his...
| Dec 4, 2011
The Art Nouveau movement covered it all — decorative arts, architecture, fashion, dance, advertising and more — and this book seeks to restore the movement's prominence in the discussion of modern art....
| Jan 8, 2012
"Great shot," my friend said. "Yeah, my Canon G10 is really smart." After two years of mumbling, "Shutter speed, ISO — I don't know," as I put my camera in auto (or "idiot-proof") mode, it seemed time for me to know as much about photography as my...
| Jan 8, 2012
To learn more
For information on photography classes offered by the Ansel Adams Gallery, go to http://www.anseladams.com.
The free photo walks are offered at 9 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and are limited to 15 people. The...
| Sep 18, 2011
A few of the 60-plus shows have already opened, but "Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980" officially gets launched Oct. 1 and 2 with a trio of major surveys opening at the Getty, MOCA and LACMA. Here's an annotated list of some of the more...
| Mar 4, 2012
Eleanor Callahan, whose ever-changing image became a sensitively nuanced chapter of photography history — composed of pictures taken over more than 50 years by her husband, Harry Callahan — died Tuesday in an Atlanta hospice. She was 95....
| Nov 6, 2009
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For many, landscape photography need proceed no further than the majestic idylls of Ansel Adams, but in 1975, an exhibition titled âNew Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscapeâ presented a new approach to landscape that has quietly...