Seasons

 The nice thing about photographing The Huntington so often is being able to see all of the changes as the seasons progress. This was photographed about three weeks ago in the parking lot at The Huntington. We don’t have fall foliage around here til late November typically but there is always something to photograph if …

A Requiem for Iconic Landscape Photography

 Valley of Fire State Park is not exactly a household name amongst travel destinations at this point but over the past few years it has sort of become part of the “iconic landscape photography tour” within the nature photographer community. The Fire Wave is perhaps the most photographed landscape since being discovered a few years …

Rainbow Vista

 You could probably spend years exploring Valley of Fire and find new things every day. This place is amazing. Rainbow Vista reminds me of one of my favorite ice cream flavors, rainbow sherbet… See more of my Nevada photos.  

The Milky Way at Valley of Fire

 My friend, Don, was in Las Vegas attending a conference for most of the week so I drove up to meet up with him and hangout for a few days after the conference ended. He’s from Chicago and I met him at the same conference last year so I figured this would be a good …

Oak Glen Apple Picking

 Samantha and I went apple picking in Oak Glen for the first time yesterday. It’s a big attraction around this time of year so there were lots of people with the same idea as us. Our first stop was the Willowbrook Apple Farm to do some U-pick apple picking. The people at the farm were …

Space Shuttle Endeavour

 Anyone that has been in L.A. over the past several weeks has probably either gotten a glimpse of Space Shuttle Endeavour flying overhead or heard about it on the news. Today, they began transporting Endeavour on the ground from LAX to the California Science Center. Since driving through the area and parking would have been …

The Best Light for Landscape Photography

 When I first started off shooting photos a decade ago, I naively believed what I’d read in the photography magazines and how-to books about how the best light for landscape photography was during the “magic hour” around sunrise and sunset so most of my photography reflected that. After a while though, I realized how limiting …

Rainbow Over Pasadena City Hall

 I’ve long envisioned taking a photo with a rainbow over Pasadena’s City Hall but it’s not exactly an easy feat to pull off considering that the Los Angeles area doesn’t rain very often. Even if it rains, other factors include the positioning of the sun (assuming the sun is even visible during a storm), and …

Lake Mary

 Since our campground was located nearby, it made it really easy to just hop out of the tent on the last morning of the trip and head over to Lake Mary to shoot sunrise within minutes. There was another photographer that was already there by the time I had arrived but we stayed clear of …

Mono Lake Panoramic

 Right before we went for the fish tacos, we hiked this cool volcano trail adjacent to Mono Lake and got this panoramic view of the whole landscape. Mono Lake is much bigger than just the South Tufa area that seems to attract all the photographers. Click on the above photo to see a larger version. …