An Ancient Redwood Forest
Preferred View Full Size View As you wind up California's Highway one just north of the Golden Gate Bridge you'll begin to relax and feel relief from the hustle and bustle of the city and freeways. Soon you take the turnoff towards Muir Woods and descend in to a deep ravine where suddenly the sky disappears and is replace by the small grove of Redwoods known as John Muir National Monument. So close to the city parking might be a bit hard to find but other than that you'd never know you were…
Happy New Year!
Please press L to view in LIGHTBOX Here is another from the fireworks show over SF. This is a bracketed composite of 2 exposures shot with the FA31Ltd. 7 of us rang in the new year under the Bay Bridge. What a great night! Thanks to Matt, Miguel, Jean, Mark,Calvin, and Alan for participating in the covert operation. Here is one of the last fireworks shots I got before my camera inexplicably froze up...it may have fallen victim to the Y2.012K bug. :) Thanks to Matt for having the idea to do…
This is a 3 shot HDR image of the lighthouse on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco. The main jail house can be seen behind the light house. Please visit my website here if you would like to see some of our other images. Visit my blog here My Facebook page is here
A view of Yosemite Falls from across Cook's Meadow during an overcast spring morning in the Yosemite Valley. With a total drop of 2245 feet (739 meters) Yosemite Falls is the sixth or seventh highest waterfall in the world, depending on who does the counting. It is fed by a relatively small watershed and will often be dry in the late summer and fall.
Sunrise Over the Port of San Francisco
In San Francisco to work on a proposal and staying at the Hyatt Regency on the Embarcadero, I had a great view of the Ferry Building and Bay Bridge. On this particular day I got up around 4:30 AM, showered and went to get some breakfast. From the street level, I could see that the sunrise was going to be spectacular. I went back to my room, grabbed my camera, tripod, ExpoDisc and off camera shutter release. From there I headed for a secret balcony that I had discovered a few years ago on…
The Palace of Fine Arts
"The Palace of Fine Arts in the Marina District of San Francisco, California is a building originally constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition. It was designed by Bernard Maybeck, who took his inspiration from Roman and Greek architecture. The sculptured frieze and allegorical figures representing Contemplation, Wonderment and Meditation were created by Ulric Ellerhusen. It was one of only two buildings from the exposition not to be demolished (the other being the Japanese Tea…
head in the clouds
El Cap must have been feeling shy one morning and hid behind some fluffy clouds while making their way up the Yosemite valley. Reflection courtesy of the Merced River. Three exposures blended (not HDR'd) in Photomatix. I couldn't figure out a proper way to use a GND in this situation. bigger 1st Place KARMA Nominated Photo Contest 11/21 - Thank You!