4th Annual Humboldt Bay Marathon

Exactly one year ago today I ran my first full marathon here in Eureka, California- Today I was in Old Town Eureka; photographing the art festival going on this week, when I remembered it was Marathon day!

Of course I headed down to the finish line to check it out.  While awaiting a time-lapse to finish; I got in some photography practice on the Canon 1dx MkII.  These are many of the early finishers from both the full, and half marathon.  Feel free to download, share, or print these at your leisure!

Files are named according to bib number where applicable. Click to view in the gallery, then right click, open in new tab to see the full resolution 😉

Unfortunately, my schedule today did not permit me to stick around and get everyones photo. ( I know I missed the first place finisher, among many many others)  Make sure to check out the official finisher photos; taken by 6 River Running Club’s Yoon Kim; a much more organized and professional photographer than I!


A huge congratulations to everyone involved today!

Of course I always appreciate credit where applicable, but more importantly; if you or someone you know needs a photographer, drop me a line at seimkuruc@gmail.com!




What’s New?

Hey folks, it’s been a while and I want to update everyone about what I’ve been up to..

Recently, I invested in a Canon 1DXmk2 and a 50mm prime lens.  It was super smooth to pick up and learn as far as controls go, I found all the menus quite intuitive and now I’ve just been getting used to the expanded control I have for different situations.

Happy Independence Day!  -Arcata California 2018

I photographed my first wedding last weekend, and I have also picked up some social media marketing and portraiture projects for a few friends.  Overall quite a busy month, and my summer is only about to get more hectic!

Big news coming soon; I’ll be spilling the real beans next week in the first YouTube vlog in weeks.  Head over and subscribe to keep informed. 🙂
In the meantime, Thank You all for being here and checking out my photography projects!
I sincerely enjoy meeting and interacting with the community, and I’d love to photograph your next project or event!   Please reach out at: seimkuruc@gmail.com


Best of Humboldt 2018

Two of my absolute favorite local entities are among many fantastic local businesses represented this year in the North Coast Journal’s Best of Humboldt contest.

Fatbol is nominated for Best Local Clothing Brand and I can’t think of a better brand to represent the true spirit of Humboldt through music, art, and apparel. Brian Swislow founded Fatbol back in the early 2000s and consistently built the brand around giving back to the community and promoting local talent on all levels.  Now it’s time for the community to show a little love back!  Let’s vote for Fatbol as Best Local Clothing Brand every day!

Fatbol Store Arcata, CA



Link HERE    (you will need to briefly register your email address to vote) 


Object Heavy is nominated Best Local Band and man, do these guys get down!  Check out the website at http://www.objectheavy.com/  and watch their latest music video on YouTube to get a feel for the funk.  Brian Swislow of Fatbol is the man behind the keys in the band coincidentally 😉

The Man, the Legend; B-Swiz!
Object Heavy

Please consider taking a few minutes to get out the vote at the link above, and thanks for checking out a few of the fantastic local brands and sounds of Humboldt County California.

Farmer’s Market

A few interesting snaps from today’s jaunt to the farmers market here in Arcata, CA.


Earl Thomas
Earth and Hands Pepper Sauce
Udderly Bubbly Goat Milk Soaps
Spring Hill Farmstead Goat Cheese

Rainstorm in the Garden

I caught a break in the rain yesterday to go outside in the garden and capture some photos of water drops..    Stay dry out there everyone!

Heavily processed low exposure from a tripod
A spider drinks from a drop suspended beneath blades of grass
Darlingtonia Californica or “Cobra Lily” preparing to bloom

Graffiti Shack

On a brisk yet sunny November day, I stopped along the road to investigate an abandoned structure that has caught my eye for years as I commute to and from work. It appears to be related to the decades of thriving lumber industry here on the North Coast; however I can’t be sure. The only recent mention in the local press simply states:

“Vance Avenue Shack

Not much left of this shack on Vance Avenue near Samoa — a bay-front property strewn with broken glass and a revolving graffiti tableau.”


I love the intricacy of graffiti street art, contrasted against the grit and texture of the canvas and the location’s atmosphere. I’d love to reach out to some artists and gain access to film a time-lapse video of graffiti in progress one of these days…  seimkuruc@gmail.com if you’re reading this and throw tags 😉


View from the road
Much of the roof is missing, ensuring it remains unoccupied for most of the year


Sometimes I simply can’t resist custom filtering in PS 

Perigean Spring Tides

Exceptionally high tides, coupled with exceptionally sunny weather led me to the beach this weekend. Local media have warned beachgoers away from the water this week; due to the waves overtopping areas normally high and dry.

around a 1 sec. exposure shot- waves pouring over the north jetty at the entrance to Humboldt Bay on Sunday, Nov. 13 2016.

These next two are dramatic shots to anyone familiar with the north jetty:




And finally some artistic shots from my morning around Humboldt Bay:




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October Surprise

It’s that time of year again. Pumpkin spiders have taken over my garden and set elaborate traps for me to walk into. There’s nothing quite like doing the high-speed macarena in the dark, whilst dropping your keys in the grass when you’re late for work.


Have a happy October everyone, and a safe Halloween!

Ma-le’l Dunes in Springtime

These magnificent dunes are only a 10 minute bike ride from home- I often get distracted on the commute from work and stop for a brief stroll across this piece of surreal, ever-changing landscape.




The lush green pastures and fluffy clouds give away the fact that these photos were taken much earlier this year in the springtime. Humboldt County has some of the most diverse landscapes of anywhere for photographing, and I feel truly lucky to call this place home.