Hurry - to the west
Out for a night photography shoot we rounded the bend following the Tuolumne River and happened onto this pretty sunset. This is when knowing exactly where my gear was came in handy.
A friend and I were driving to Tuolumne Meadows for some night photography when we passed this little pond…this is not the first time it's been picture worthy.
A beautiful sunrise on a cold January morning in the Alabama Hills looking west out to Mt. Whitney
Pastel Morning - Part 2
This image was take a few minutes after the similar image in this gallery. It was amazing how the light changed. I'm still not sure which image I like more.
Little Lakes Splendor
An amazing fall morning in October at Rock Creek. It's harder to imagine better conditions. For a full 5 minutes while the sun came up there was not a peep from anyone. Yes I am pretty sure there was also some celebratory pie after this shot.
This is a favorite fall location for me and it was another wonderful fall morning looking up the Middle Fork of Bishop Creek toward Lake Sabrina.
Inspiring view from the Buttermilks. I love this area especially when the rabbit brush is in bloom. I also like watching the sun creep across the landscape while you stand their shivering with your cup of coffee waiting for that sun to hit you.
Fall Color Spectrum
A well known vista for many. I love coming to this spot every fall and hitting it after a storm during the turn of fall colors is extra special. There was much high fiving after this morning session.
I was lucky enough to spend a week in the Palisades hiking out of Pine Creek. This is a fabulous area with more than enough lakes for everyone. Thankfully we had this lake to ourselves several mornings in a row.
Similar to the two photos taken in the Alabama HIlls. This photo in the Palisades was taken minutes after the previous one and once again highlights how magical changes in light can be.
Sabrina or Not to Sabrina
I drove up to Lake Sabrina around 5:30 AM after a snowy night in the mountains in early October. I had planned to shoot to the west until I turned around and I saw this view looking towards the Whites.
I loved this little spot where we turned off the side of the road. The water is inky and beautiful reflections of the lovely passing clouds.
This photo was taken on the Tuolumne River late afternoon...I love the intersecting lines and the afternoon glow on the water.
The Other Side
This was taken in July 2014 from Guitar Lake on the backside of Whitney. There are a few areas of solitude around the lake to watch a beautiful sunset from.
Peeping at Whitney
A classic arch shot many times and shot one more time by me. It's really a perfect spot with that view onto Whitney. This was shot in late January hence the nice dusting of snow.
Classic Twin Lakes shot which was taken after a great big bear siting. This was a beautiful morning as the mist lifted off the lake. The changing of some color around the lake and the lingering winter snow made this a wonderful spot to see the sun rise.
Such a pretty little lake & the reflections were spectacular this morning. There was also wonderful piece of ice sitting out on the lake that provided a nice break in the scene.
This picture was taken in January 2015 during another very warm January winter month in the Sierra. This is a favorite morning spot to watch the mountains light up as I have some coffee and listen to the birds getting restless.
I was actually done shooting for the day and coming out of Bishop Creek when I rounded a bend and saw what was happening in the sky. There were a group of ladies setup with their cameras and I joined in for the color show.
This picture was shot in the Gaylor Lakes area in Yosemite Natl Park. It was an amazing sunset and what you don't see was that it was storming in the distance - lightning and thunder.
Last Chance Light
This was a cold cold morning due to winter wind and incoming storm that would put some nice fresh snow on the slopes.
The Golden Minutes
The last evening of a 5 day base camp trip at Lake Ediza in July of 2014. I have rarely seen the light this color what a treat.