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Mayacama Golf Course Photos

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

Had a once in a lifetime opportunity to golf on this private members-only course, where even those who could afford it, would still have some trouble getting a membership to. The course was not only difficult, it had a beautiful wine-country feel to it, which of course made sense since it wasn’t too far from Napa.

// Jacob

Hawk Photos from Hawk Watch 2009

Monday, April 20th, 2009

A few months ago I attended Hawk Watch 2009 (a few times in fact), which is a short event put on by the Wildlife Research Institute, during the late winter months, after of which they are back to their usual work tagging hawks, caring for them and working with various entities to improve the safety for these birds and their habitats. I took some photos which, it’s my hope, you’ll be able to see some of the beauty I witnessed in person. I think the below photos tell the story of the operation. If not, shoot me an email ;) Hope you enjoy them. 

// Jacob

New High-Res Textures: Moss

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Posted some new textures — mostly mossy wood and rock. I included the camera raw (CR2) files as well if you want to re-work the raw values. You’ll need to re-crop a bit, but you get what you pay for there ;)

Here are a few samples:


// Jacob

Owls (*Updated*)

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

A few shots of two different owls that I took last year while at the SF Zoo. Also, a small update to the second pic thanks to the San Francisco Zoo who provided me with a link to the story on the beautiful second owl, named Athena.


This is Athena — an Eurasian eagle owl who was smuggled into the USA disguised as a decorated easter egg. Read the full story here, thanks to SF Zoo for helping me put a name to this owl. What was funny — I had been taking photos of the other owl shown in the photo above this one, and Athena was actually hiding under a bush and I almost missed her — she’s actually a REALLY big owl, yet I almost missed her — glad I hadn’t.

Oh, and follow SF Zoo on Twitter — they are really hooked-in to social media.

// Jacob