Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Malibu foggy sunset afterburn

This is one of my favorite spots to view the fog roll over the mountain as you are up close and personal. Problem is that this area is usually fogged out so coming here is a gamble as you could be shooting good one minute and engulfed the next and end up missing some killer conditions. I’m loving how green all the hills are from this past winter.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Sunset lupines on the Palos Verdes coast

My wildflower hunt this season led me to this sweet gnarled tree just starting to sprout new leaves. There wasn’t a ton of lupine surrounding it but I found a nice patch and framed it as the sun went down. The golden hour clouds seemed to frame the tree perfectly. Shot is both focus stacked and exposure blended which seems to be the norm with most of my spring wildflower shots.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

May Gray in Malibu above the fog

When you literally don’t know where the sea of clouds starts and ends. It’s May Gray and therefore fog season but this season started mid-april and I already made a good 5-6 trips out to Malibu before May rolled around.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

California poppy superbloom, Walker Canyon

The moment of the trip where I climbed to the top of the hill, looked out and said this isn’t even real. This is THE most poppies I’ve ever seen blanketing any location. It looked like a river of poppies flowing down the mountain. I spent quite a bit of time up here just taking it all in.