I had this roadside location in my mind when I went to the Sierra Mountains last week. Within minutes of pulling off the road, other photographers with tripods pulled over to marvel and create their own composition, awestruck! In this photo we are looking at some of the high peaks on the Sierra Crest.
I love the low clouds over the lake below. Another day, I would love to capture this scene with the addition of high high clouds reflecting the pre-dawn.
Last week I was driving around in the mountains in search of autumn color along a river. I passed this spot and didn't think much of it. That night, I went online looking for fall color locations and saw this exact location posted from a day or so before. I decided to go back and am glad I did.
I took a few days in the Eastern Sierra last week taking photos of fall color in the mountains. This shot was taken just before sunrise at a lake with an elevation over 9,000 feet. What you don't see in the photo is the other 30 or so photographers lined up on the shore. I had to cross the outlet stream and hike along the distant shore to find a spot to set my camera. It was a Saturday morning. I returned on Monday and Tuesday morning to find only handful of photographers. Bonus: met some nice people! #autumn
This is one of my favorite viewpoints near my home. You get here by hiking about 3 miles up a steep dirt road and trail. What a great day to sit in the warm temps and enjoy the view.
Reflecting on a trip to the top of Half Dome in June 2017. That is a friend surfing the rock on the edge above Yosemite Valley. I tried to match his daring stance after him, but was unable to go as far.
Last April, I spent two weeks in Nepal and almost always had my camera dangling around my neck. This day I went out to dinner without my camera. As we sat eating pizza at a streetside cafe, I saw the sky ignite with color. I rushed to finish my pizza and headed to the nearby lake shore. The scene at sunset was spectacular! This photo was captured RAW with my phone camera.
Just around the Bend
I love the way the light reflects and leads you in a slot canyon.
The waves come and go. One is about to pound. Another is withdrawing.
The weather cooperated with scattered clouds. Earlier, I had been standing at the edge of the rock below. A few waves crashed into the front of the rock and flooded over the edge creating some excitement as I was standing in knee deep water.
Another night under the Milky Way in the Utah desert. I was fortunate to travel with others that took me to such amazing places and helped set up the shots.
A lonely tree sits under the Milky Way, contemplating the journey. To the right, peaceful Jupiter looks on.
I spend a few days photographing northern Arizona along the border of Utah. An ancient castle stands under the stars.
This was one of my favorite nights this year. The temperatures overnight were comfortable. I had the mountain to myself. There was a calm and peace. Looking at the stars and milky way left me feeling so small in the grandness of our universe.