For just a moment this past summer I was blessed to be able to visit the Grand Canyon. It truly does take your breath away the first time you see it. You're not prepared for just how vast it is. One day, perhaps, I'll get to go back. Until then, I'll keep living in the moment.
There's nothing like shooting down at Montana de Oro, always a challenge and always a complete journey into something other worldly and "jurassic". The most strange and uncanny coastline there is, and a complete blast! This is, not TO FAR off the trail. Went down to a small cove and explored a region I hadn't been to before. As usual, I wasn't disappointed. The 3/4 moon was rising above the cliffs and I thought I would include it in this shot, made sure to get some water flowing back toward the beach to add a little bit of movement and character to what would have been a very "still" picture.
Nikon D5100 18mm f/ 16 8 seconds ISO 100 Cokin Grad SLIK 500HD Tripod
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.