Author Archives: Tim

On Fear

Paul Atreides came so close! But like so many others before him, Frank Herbert’s protagonist from the awesome Dune series (the Muad’Dib himself) looked into the abyss, then entirely missed the point. I’m referring, of course, to one of the … Continue reading

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Island Paradise

Shot in February 2007. Pentax K10D with DA 18-55mm

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Backpacking to La Jolla Canyon – Point Mugu State Park, CA

Point Mugu State Park Directions: Head 21 miles north from Malibu along the Pacific Coast Highway (Highway1), or South 15 miles from Oxnard along the same. The official address of the Point Mugu State Park is 9000 West Pacific Coast … Continue reading

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What Does it Mean to be “Religious”?

The religious mind is something entirely different from the mind that believes in religion. You cannot be religious and yet be a Hindu, a Muslim, a Christian, a Buddhist. Continue reading

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Backpacking to Munsen Oasis – Joshua Tree National Park, CA

Backpacking in Joshua Tree National Park┬áhas been a personal dream of mine for some time now. Though I’ve camped and hiked there a couple times in the previous year, I had never been able to work out the logistics for … Continue reading

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Fire Photography Series 3 – Spruce Grove Campground

On a recent rip to Spruce Grove Campground in Angeles National Forest, I tried another attempt at Fire Photography. I’m not proud of this series and I don’t think the photos came out very well at all this time around, … Continue reading

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Badwater Basin Photos – Death Valley National Park

These pictures of Badwater Basin were taken during a Photography tour through Death Valley National Park on Thanksgiving Weekend in November of 2009. Out of all of Death Valley’s incredible tourist sights that I visited, including Zabriskie Point, Dante’s View, … Continue reading

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Camping Spruce Grove in the Angeles National Forest

I was all set for another exciting weekend of backpacking with the usual suspects, when at the last second- everyone else bailed out. Fortunately, I’ve spent so much of the past year traveling, backpacking, and camping by myself that this … Continue reading

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