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.
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.
Moeraki Boulders Sunset
The southeastern coast of New Zealand's south island includes a stretch of coast with unique rocks, the Moeraki Boulders. These almost perfectly spherical rocks balance nicely against the soft glow of sunset.
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.
Motukiekie Wild Sunset
Motukiekie beach is a rugged coastal wilderness. I visited three times while traveling in New Zealand and never saw another person. On thie evening, the sunset grew in intensity as the waves ferosciously raced past me.
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.
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.
A Fall Evening in Big Sur
The season for great clouds along the California coast typically falls between October and March with much of the year being clear or foggy. This November sunset along Big Sur's shores had plenty of nice sky to compliment the coastal landscape.
Big Sur Portal
A tight composition of the iconic sea cave at Pfieffer Beach in Big Sur. I used a monochrome conversion to draw attention to the mix of light and shadow as well as the texture of the weather rocks.
Pfeiffer Beach in Monochrome
A long exposure shows the clouds movement over the famous rock formation which contains the oft photographer sea cave. Knowing there would be no sun light streaming through the portal, I focused on a wider scene.
Garrapata Stacks and Storm Surf
Using a telephoto lens, I zoomed in on these two sea stacks and timed my images with the incoming waves along the coast of Big Sur.