Sunset on the Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park. The rocks of the racetrack mysteriously move across the playa leaving a trail behind them.
I've driven by this old barn many times and always thought it would make a good subject under the right conditions. I awoke early one morning and immediately drove to this location in the hopes of catching the barn through the fog before it burned off.
The waves were 14' or larger this day and Keyhole Arch in Big Sur, CA put on quite a show. This was my second trip to the Arch in 2014, so I decided to mix things up a bit and shoot all of my pictures this day in portrait (vertical) orientation. It worked out well and I like many of the images I was able to capture this day.
Spirit Falls on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge is a spectacular site. Standing on the rocks beside the Little White Salmon river the cool mist from the falls was a welcome break from the heat of this July day. While the falls are certainly beautiful, the hike and climb down to the falls can be quite treacherous and should only be attempted with the right safety gear.
Getting Better with Age
Northern California is well know for it's many excellent wineries and this winery in the hills above Napa Valley is no exception.
Storms over the Bristlcones
High in the White Moutains of California is the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest. The Bristecone Pines are among some of the oldest living things on earth, with the oldes tree in th grove being approxingg5,000 years old.
White Moutain Sunset
The rotation of the earth is evident in this star trail image captured from high in the White Mountains of California. This image is a composite of roughly sixty (60) 4-minutes exposures.
Tuolumne River Falls
Half Dome Refelctions
The majestic and iconic Half Dome of Yosemite National Park reflects in the Merced River shortly before sunset.
El Cap Reflections
El Capitan in Yosemite National Park reflects in the Merced River.
Mono Lake Sunset
Sunrise at Greenstone Lake
Out to Sea
The waves receed into the sunset on beach near Santa Cruz California.
Cars travel the iconic Bixby Bridge on California's Pacific Coast Highway.
Sunet at Tioga Lake
Swanson Creek Falls
Driving home from work one evening I spotted this cloud above the ridge to the east of town. The sun was low in the western sky and starting to light up the hills so I ran home and grabbed my camera and tripod as quickly as I could, returning to this spot just in time to capture the setting sun turning the hills a brillant gold.
Mono Morning Glow
San Francisco Moonrise
Sunset at Little River
A rainbow, or mistbow in this case, formed at the base of Bridalveil Fall in Yosemite National Park. Given the drought conditions in California the flow over the falls was relatively light compared to prior years.
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