Autumn Sunset at Natural Bridges
The autumn sunset light fills the sky along with a crescent moon ove Natural Bridges beach. The low tide helps create reflections in the glassy sand.
The elegant and delicate nature of jellies continues to capture my attention and interest while SCUBA diving the emerald green waters of the Monterey Bay. These gracefal cnidarians, the sea nettles, often come in to the near shore in numbers, drifting with the current.
Rugged Davenport Shores
The rocky shores near Davenport, California are a wonderful place to spend some quality outdoor time. Their rugged beauty mixed with the sights and sounds of the Pacific ocean make for some beautiful scenery.
Storm Over Natural Bridges
Well after sunset, the purple and blue hues of twilight filled the cloudy sky. The clouds flowed with the prevailing winds as the natural arch at Natural Bridges reflected in the sand.
While along the rugged and scenic central California coast, the storm broke at sunset. Streams of rain, or virga, lit up with colorful reds and oranges as wave from the Pacific ocean crashed onshore.
Simple Sunset by the Sea
Some evenings along the coast are simply spent watching the waves from the Pacific ocean wash ashore. The central California coast offers plenty of secluded and sandy beaches for enjoying the salty air and sounds of the sea.
Wharariki beach is at the extreme northwest end of New Zealand's south island. It features two amazing archway islands just offshore the long stretch of sandy beach. During sunset, the sky's reflections in the sand made for a beautiful photo.
The beautiful geology found in the Painted Hills of central Oregon are quite striking. The ancient remains of volcanic activity exhibit a smooth, painterly quality which makes them a very photogenic landscape and perfect for intimate detailed scenes.
The Lost Forest
The trees here will be gone someday soon. The Boardman tree farm will give way to cows and irrigation crops. I am grateful for being able to see it in its fall color beauty at least once in my life.
Golden Forest Lines
The Boardman Tree Farm will one day no longer exist. But I was excited to photograph its orderly rows of trees using ICM, or intentional camera movement, to create this impressionistic image.
Cannon Beach Storm Clouds
The iconic rocks at Cannon Beach along the Oregon coast are often photographed, but I had never been there until May 2016. Here, I used a long exposure to smooth the passing clouds at sunset.
Soft morning light at Asilomar State Beach in Monterey
The rugged shores of Asilomar State Beach in Monterey make for interesting landscapes. The long exposure softens the incoming waves from the Pacific ocean at sunrise.
The chaos of the repeating pier pilings silhouetted against a sunset sky caught my eye. I waited for the birds to fly and waves to crash to make this image.
The Pier at Sunrise
Nestled in the Monterey Bay, the smal tourist town of Capitola has a small, quaint pier. One colorful sunrise, I photographed this scene as the waves from the pacific washed onto the coast.
The Old Pier in Berkeley
Out at the end of the municipal pier in Berkeley, California, there is a view of an old pier. This old pier leads out towards Alcatraz, San Francisco, and the Golden Gate Bridge.
Gates of Autumn
The fall colors at the Boardman Tree Farm are a sight to behold, a beautiful scene to wander into.
Pleasure Point Sunrise
While walking along East Cliff Drive in the Pleasure Point area of Santa Cruz, the sky lit up with beautiful color at sunrise. The waves of the Pacific ocean and the Monterey Bay crashed along the coast as the day began.
Santa Cruz Wharf Sunrise Panorama #3
The Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf's lights reflect in the Pacific ocean at sunrise.
Santa Cruz Wharf Sunrise Panorama #1
Santa Cruz Wharf Sunrise Panorama #2
Cement Ship Panorama
A panoramic sunset image of the SS Palo Alto cement ship along Aptos' Seacliff State Beach.
Bonny Doon Sunrise Panorama
During the winter of 2009, I was photographing a lot of the coastal beaches between Santa Cruz and Davenport. One morning I made my way out to the north end of Boony Doon beach and photographed this panorama at sunrise.
Panther Beach Panorama
A panoramic image of the cliffs and ocean looking south along the coast between Davenport and Santa Cruz, California.
Panther Beach Sunrise Panorama
Sunrise panoramic landscape along the coastline between Santa Cruz and Davenport, California from atop the bluffs looking north.
Davenport Sunrise Panorama
A panoramic image of the coast south of Davenport, California taken at sunrise along the cliffs.
Shark Fin Cove Sunset Panorama
Despite the rain, I made my way up the coast towards Davenport and Shark Fin Cove. I created this panorama at sunset as the storm clouds let the sun through an opening.