Almost 5 years I've been driving by this spot and every time I pass by I see a fleeting composition. The pool in the foreground with the winding stream toward the mountains. The problem is that I'm usually driving somewhere with a purpose and unable to stop. Mentally I was preparing for sunrise light but just last week on a drive back to the north shore I pulled over and turned around. Why not give it a go. The sun was popping in and out of the clouds creating awesome dappled light. I took a number of exposures including some panoramas but this was the first I worked on.
Look for more work from this spot or similar as I do a study of the light over the seasons. And maybe I'll even get permission to shoot from inside the fence
As the sun was setting for the last time of 2011, I was privileged to shoot one of the best sunsets I've seen in my life over the rocky shore of Asilomar State Beach which is on the Monterey Peninsula in California.
Golden rays of light burst through a unique doorway carved by time along Pfeiffer Beach, Big Sur. Truly one of those beautiful moments where the elements combine in your favor. Winter solstice is the time at which the Sun is at its southernmost point in the sky. During this brief period our sun lines up directly with this portal and allows us to witness a unique phenomenon.
An extremely windy sunrise on our 3 day backpacking trip to Thousand Island Lake, California in the Ansel Adams Wilderness. Low, fast -moving clouds obscured the peak of Banner but still offered a beautiful display of light. Thank you for taking a look!
I got a chance to visit Yosemite last weekends. The last light over El Capitan was great. I did some manipulation to add fog and Bridalveil Fall shots that I took back in 2010 in the evening in December to fulfill the scene.
P.S. I didn't get the firefall shot. There was almost no flow on the horsetail when I was there.
The 10,911 ft (3,326 m) Cathedral Peak towers over Upper Cathedral Lake and much of Yosemite National Park like an ancient sanctuary. During a colorful late August sunset the western slope picks up the last light of the day, as seen from the granite blocks 130 feet above the lake's surface and a deer browsing in the meadow to the left of the lake.
While in the distance the peaks of Matterhorn Peak, Twin Peaks, Camiaca Peak (most distant, right behind Fairview Dome) and Sheep Peak (left to right) loom just as majestically over Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada range.