Andy Howell explains how to use color filters to achieve cool black-and-white effects. Won’t turn you into Ansel Adams but it will be helpful if you have expensive cameras and high-end editing software like Photoshop.

Adam Paul caught some great bird shots at Coyote Hills the other day.

Alert reader Ron Williams sends a Picasa album showing just how green it is at Almaden Quicksilver County Park at this time of year.