Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Foggy redwood lookup, Muir Woods

Enjoyed a hike amongst the redwoods during our last visit to SF. I was hoping that we would be engulfed in fog while we were here to get some nice misty shots but it was a bit higher than anticipated so I shot straight up into it. The late morning sun lit the fog giving this a high key effect. Nikon D750, Nikkor 14-24, f/4, 1/50 sec, ISO-1000

Friday, April 12, 2019

Los Angeles and snow capped Baldy at twilight

Don’t forget that the reason we are having such a crazy spring bloom is because we had such an epic winter. The rate things are going I suspect summer is gonna be hot AF.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Mt. Tam fog flow at twilight

Fog season is around the corner. Looks like the bay area is already getting a taste of it. Here’s one from my last outing up there shooting above the fog on Tam at twilight. 

Monday, April 8, 2019

Walker Canyon poppy hills

Hard to believe that all the orange splashed along the hills are poppies. Going on a super warm day was brutal having to hike in the heat, but having all the poppies open along the hills makes a huge difference. It honestly doesn't look like much when they are all closed, but once they open and you get the right light on the scene the hills explode with color. 

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Firefall finale close up, Yosemite National Park

If you are lucky enough to see the Firefall finale, this is when the color really intensifies to almost look like a stream of lava flowing down El Cap. I shot this one at 300mm to frame out everything but the falls to show some of the intricate details.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Spring lupine at sunset

This year seems to be all about the lupine and I’m glad as it is one of my favorite wildflowers. I went hunting to find some close to home and stumbled upon this perfect coastal patch overlooking the ocean. I framed this lone tree and waited for the backlit setting sun to cast some warm light on the flowers, giving them that nice glow. I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a nice coastal patch. Shot is focus blended for optimal sharpness and exposure blended for maximum dynamic range. This is my favorite spring shot to date.