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8"x12" Metal Prints - $50
Hot Creek - IMG#3555
Hot Creek is an active geothermal area and, until recently, it's springs were open to the public for swimming and wading. The backside of the day before's storms lit up nicely for me during this sunrise shoot. I especially like how you see the first light of an alpenglow upon Mammoth Mountain.
Trials and Tribulations - IMG_7655
At 282 ft. below sea level this dry alkaline lake bed is home to the lowest point in North America. Badwater Basin's huge salt flats stretch over 200 square miles, making it one of the world's largest protected flats. Here salt crystals expand in the extreme climate and push the crust of the Death Valley into rough, chaotic forms. Often times resulting in these famous polygonal patterns.
Mt. Whitney - IMG#8216
At 14,505 ft. this summit is the highest point in the continental United States. Every morning the eastern slope of Mt. Whitney gets hit by the sun's first rays, sometimes creating dramatic apenglows like seen above.
The Long View - IMG#8507
This less popular view of Bridalveil can be found along the Big Oak Flat Rd. coming into Yosemite National Park from the North. This was taken after a significant spring snowstorm. I was trying to get to Tunnel or Valley View for the best light of the day but decided that I wouldn't make it and opted to set up here instead. Glad I did because the warm late afternoon glow on the cliffs and the low hanging clouds in the valley below gave this scene added interest. And, in the end, I got a more "original" shot.
Panther Beach, CA - IMG#1209
After living in California for over three years and drooling over the many picture perfect vistas along our coast, I finally got a chance to spend a few days doing nothing but shooting along the central coastline. My first stop was the popular stretch of coastline north of Santa Cruz. This scene is found at Panther Beach, I think..., a couple of hours before sunset. Having never been here before I really had no idea what to expect or how the conditions would be, so I spent an hour or so walking the beach and familiarizing myself with the beaches until I settled on this comp, where I used a newly acquired big stopper to take this image.
Tufa Gardens - IMG#6344
While spending a few days shooting the eastern side of the Sierras, I managed to get back to Mono Lake. This was my fourth or fifth attempt at shooting here and the first time I got any kind of reflections out of the lake. I had never seen such a big body of water sit so still. The surface was literally as smooth as glass. I got some really good shots showcasing the reflections but at the end of the day, I think this was my favorite. I like the perspective and the way you feel like you are surrounded by tufas in the middle of the lake. (which I pretty much was) It took some work to get into this spot and I had to get my feet wet - burrr
Tower of the Fall - IMG#8509
While visiting Yellowstone, I was frequented with bright blue and lifeless skies most of the days. However when we visited The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone a few large puffy white clouds were hanging around. I set up my composition and waited for the sun to get dimmed by a passing cloud creating a nice even light and eliminating any underexposed shadows in the scene. I was going to stick around and try to catch the infamous rainbow that appears in these falls on some mornings when conditions are right, but after the third tour bus full of travelers filed onto the overlook and keeping people from bumping me or my tripod became impossible, we opted to move on to some less popular spots in the park.
Crown of the Continent - IMG#9882
Positioned on the East side of the Canadian Rockies in Montana in the "Many Glacier" area of Glacier National Park, Swiftcurrent Lake is a sunrise shooter's dream. Every morning warm light from the rising sun washes across the peaks and ridges of Glacier in a beautiful display of pinks, reds, and oranges. With the lake's calm water and abundant foreground possibilities, one could shoot here many times and come away with something different each time.
Bonsai Rock - IMG#2143
Here you see the well known "Bonsai Rock" framed in it's cove and some nice soft colors in the sky. Although not the "explosive" sunrise I tend to prefer, I really like the pastel palette in this shot!
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