Walton Lighthouse in Santa Cruz, under a spectacular sunrise.
A lone tree peeks out from Crater Lake's harsh winter while Hillman Peak basks in morning light.
A fireball of a sunset burns over Bean Hollow State Beach, Pescadero, CA.
The sun rises over Natural Bridges State Beach, as massive waves crash on ledges.
Sea cliffs plunge 3,000 feet into the Pacific. What a backdrop for a beach! Kauai, 2016.
Light from Within
The setting sun pierces a thick mid-level cloud deck like a laser beam. Martin's Beach, CA.
P O W E R
A wave crashes over a sea stack on the Northern California coast.
Early morning light illuminates the ridges of one of the more dramatic peaks in the remote southwestern Sierra.
For a long time, I had been in pursuit of a combination a summer sunrise burn over the city with low fog flowing through. Both are uncommon for summer. It all finally came together for a few brief moments on the first of July, 2015. Single exposure.
Slippery When Wet
Rare and much-needed heavy rains create still reflections in the concrete jungle.
The Lost Sunset
Most of the bay area was covered in thick fog preceding a rainstorm, but this was one of the few spots that remained clear. San Francisco, CA.
A field of calla lilies near the Golden Gate Bridge. I was able to make this image by digitally combining nearby vantage points.
The Golden Gate Bridge vanishes into a sea of fog. San Francisco, CA.
Mesa Arch, Utah, 2016. This scene is iconic at sunrise, as the rising sun lights up the bottom of the arch. A couple years ago, I began to visualize an image of the Milky Way rising over the arch, with the moon rising down the center. Last year, I made plans to travel out here, but life got in the way of living, and I never made it out. This year, there were only two good chances for the lineup. The first of those was clouded in. The second one looked partially clouded in, but I rented a car and drove 15 hours out to beautiful Moab, Utah as part of a weeklong road trip. There was an amazing moonrise that night, but the Milky Way was no longer visible with such a bright moon in the sky. I had to combine two panoramas, one with the Milky Way arching and another with the moon rising, to fulfill my longtime vision.