Secret Valley
Secret Valley

Attempting to take a bad 4WD road to a photographic destination, we found the way impassable due to mud and snow. We took a side road 70 miles into an unmarked valley and were greeted with this view.

Glowing Glyphs
Glowing Glyphs

2000+ year old petroglyphs of the Kumeyaay Indians are illuminated by a digital sunset (read the light of a smartphone photo). 26 minute exposure. Little Blair Valley.

Bowling Ball Beach
Bowling Ball Beach

Stones stand unperturbed in the Northern California surf, Mendocino County.

El Rey Fire
El Rey Fire

A large wildfire engulfs the backcountry of Santa Barbara County. Thankfully, property damage and injuries were kept at a minimum thanks to the efforts of firefighters.

Moonlit Tryst
Moonlit Tryst

A couple bathed in the Southern California Moonlight, Ledbetter Beach, Santa Barbara.

Down The Coast
Down The Coast

Looking Westward towards California's Central Coast. Taken from La Cumbre Peak, Santa Barbara.

Santa Barbara Meteor
Santa Barbara Meteor

A rare and bright meteor falls into the frame of a long exposure photograph in the Santa Barbara, California mountains. The multicolored tail denotes a strong and fiery meteor. The earthbound object lit up the ground, and left a strong smoke trail in it's wake.

Dante's View
Dante's View

The famous vista in Death Valley. Atop the 7,000 ft. peak, one can gaze down 7,220 feet to the lowest point in the United States, Badwater.

California Gull
California Gull

A california gull cleans it's feathers in the waters of Lake Los Carneros

A Walk In The Clouds
A Walk In The Clouds

A hiker is framed by clouds in Death Valley.

Tecopa
Tecopa

An ageing laundry facility and vehicle sit languidly in the desert of Tecopa, near the entrance to Death Valley. Temperatures here in the summer routinely exceed 120 F (49 C).

The Dolphins
The Dolphins

Santa Barbara's famous dolphin statue framed under moonlight. The statue has run dry the past years due to the extreme drought conditions.

Elwood Monarchs
Elwood Monarchs

Monarchs nest for the season on the Central Coast. During peak months, tens of thousands of the butterflies can be seen at this location.

Fiesta History
Fiesta History

A tableau-vivant recreating a famous painting during Santa Barbara's annual Fiesta celebration.

Joshua Tree Stars
Joshua Tree Stars

A Joshua Tree in the park after which it is named is framed by the clear night sky. Orion can be seen above the tree.

Sundered
Sundered

A boulder in Joshua Tree National Park is split cleanly by forces unknown. The hot midday sun forces it's way through the crack.

Los Padres Sunset
Los Padres Sunset

A yucca tree stands tall during a beautiful sunset in the Los Padres National Forest.

Knapps Castle
Knapps Castle

A traveler embraces the sun at historic Knapps Castle. The large mansion was built in the 1920's and was sadly consumed by a wildfire less than a decade later. Only the sandstone frame remains.

Faux Fire
Faux Fire

A fire created by LED lights and a long exposure ignites the ageing fireplace of Knapps Castle in the mountains near Santa Ynez.

Lompoc Walnuts
Lompoc Walnuts

Sunset frames a grove of walnut trees near Lompoc on the Central Coast.

Joshua Tree Sunset
Joshua Tree Sunset

The Moon rises above the Joshua Trees during a clear nigt in Joshua Tree National park.

Traveling Photographer
Traveling Photographer

A close friend during a long photographic journey into remote areas of the Mojave Desert.

Death Valley Rainbow
Death Valley Rainbow

A rare rainstorm creates a vivid rainbow over the mountains near Death Valley National Park. 

Poppy Bloom
Poppy Bloom

Brilliant orange California Poppies, the state flower, bloom on a ridge in the Los Padres National Forest.

Mojave Windmills
Mojave Windmills

A morning storm creates a rainbow behind the countless windmills in the small town of Mojave.

One In The Hand....
One In The Hand....

A brave Monarch butterfly alights on the photographers hand in the monarch grove of Elwood.

Montecito Moonlight
Montecito Moonlight

The wealthy enclave of Montecito is illuminated by a full moon.

Sunset Drummer
Sunset Drummer

A street performer in Santa Barbara is backlit by an orange sunset.

The Road Home
The Road Home

Taken at the end of a long photographic road trip, the road back to the photographer's hometown of Santa Barbara is lit by a passing vehicle.

Mission Santa Barbara
Mission Santa Barbara

The famous Mission building in Santa Barbara on a clear night. One of the 21 Catholic mission buildings of California.

Tecopa Lake
Tecopa Lake

Winter storms created a temporary watershed in the desert of Tecopa.

Nightfall
Nightfall

Clouds rush over the city lights of Goleta and Isla Vista

Pacific Reflections
Pacific Reflections

The city lights of Santa Barbara create strong lines on the waters of the Pacific.

Santa Ynez Fog
Santa Ynez Fog

A blanket of fog envelops the Santa Ynez Valley on a summer morning. The area pictured was consumed by a wildfire later that year.

Long Road
Long Road

Often, travel to a destination allows for more impressive images than the destination itself.

Santa Ynez Sunrise
Santa Ynez Sunrise

A 26 image mosaic captures sunrise over the Santa Ynez Valley.

Stearns Wharf
Stearns Wharf

Taken at an extreme focal distance of 500mm, the tourist wharf of Santa Barbara is shown in a new perspective.

Secret Valley
Glowing Glyphs
Bowling Ball Beach
El Rey Fire
Moonlit Tryst
Down The Coast
Santa Barbara Meteor
Dante's View
California Gull
A Walk In The Clouds
Tecopa
The Dolphins
Elwood Monarchs
Fiesta History
Joshua Tree Stars
Sundered
Los Padres Sunset
Knapps Castle
Faux Fire
Lompoc Walnuts
Joshua Tree Sunset
Traveling Photographer
Death Valley Rainbow
Poppy Bloom
Mojave Windmills
One In The Hand....
Montecito Moonlight
Sunset Drummer
The Road Home
Mission Santa Barbara
Tecopa Lake
Nightfall
Pacific Reflections
Santa Ynez Fog
Long Road
Santa Ynez Sunrise
Stearns Wharf
Secret Valley

Attempting to take a bad 4WD road to a photographic destination, we found the way impassable due to mud and snow. We took a side road 70 miles into an unmarked valley and were greeted with this view.

Glowing Glyphs

2000+ year old petroglyphs of the Kumeyaay Indians are illuminated by a digital sunset (read the light of a smartphone photo). 26 minute exposure. Little Blair Valley.

Bowling Ball Beach

Stones stand unperturbed in the Northern California surf, Mendocino County.

El Rey Fire

A large wildfire engulfs the backcountry of Santa Barbara County. Thankfully, property damage and injuries were kept at a minimum thanks to the efforts of firefighters.

Moonlit Tryst

A couple bathed in the Southern California Moonlight, Ledbetter Beach, Santa Barbara.

Down The Coast

Looking Westward towards California's Central Coast. Taken from La Cumbre Peak, Santa Barbara.

Santa Barbara Meteor

A rare and bright meteor falls into the frame of a long exposure photograph in the Santa Barbara, California mountains. The multicolored tail denotes a strong and fiery meteor. The earthbound object lit up the ground, and left a strong smoke trail in it's wake.

Dante's View

The famous vista in Death Valley. Atop the 7,000 ft. peak, one can gaze down 7,220 feet to the lowest point in the United States, Badwater.

California Gull

A california gull cleans it's feathers in the waters of Lake Los Carneros

A Walk In The Clouds

A hiker is framed by clouds in Death Valley.

Tecopa

An ageing laundry facility and vehicle sit languidly in the desert of Tecopa, near the entrance to Death Valley. Temperatures here in the summer routinely exceed 120 F (49 C).

The Dolphins

Santa Barbara's famous dolphin statue framed under moonlight. The statue has run dry the past years due to the extreme drought conditions.

Elwood Monarchs

Monarchs nest for the season on the Central Coast. During peak months, tens of thousands of the butterflies can be seen at this location.

Fiesta History

A tableau-vivant recreating a famous painting during Santa Barbara's annual Fiesta celebration.

Joshua Tree Stars

A Joshua Tree in the park after which it is named is framed by the clear night sky. Orion can be seen above the tree.

Sundered

A boulder in Joshua Tree National Park is split cleanly by forces unknown. The hot midday sun forces it's way through the crack.

Los Padres Sunset

A yucca tree stands tall during a beautiful sunset in the Los Padres National Forest.

Knapps Castle

A traveler embraces the sun at historic Knapps Castle. The large mansion was built in the 1920's and was sadly consumed by a wildfire less than a decade later. Only the sandstone frame remains.

Faux Fire

A fire created by LED lights and a long exposure ignites the ageing fireplace of Knapps Castle in the mountains near Santa Ynez.

Lompoc Walnuts

Sunset frames a grove of walnut trees near Lompoc on the Central Coast.

Joshua Tree Sunset

The Moon rises above the Joshua Trees during a clear nigt in Joshua Tree National park.

Traveling Photographer

A close friend during a long photographic journey into remote areas of the Mojave Desert.

Death Valley Rainbow

A rare rainstorm creates a vivid rainbow over the mountains near Death Valley National Park. 

Poppy Bloom

Brilliant orange California Poppies, the state flower, bloom on a ridge in the Los Padres National Forest.

Mojave Windmills

A morning storm creates a rainbow behind the countless windmills in the small town of Mojave.

One In The Hand....

A brave Monarch butterfly alights on the photographers hand in the monarch grove of Elwood.

Montecito Moonlight

The wealthy enclave of Montecito is illuminated by a full moon.

Sunset Drummer

A street performer in Santa Barbara is backlit by an orange sunset.

The Road Home

Taken at the end of a long photographic road trip, the road back to the photographer's hometown of Santa Barbara is lit by a passing vehicle.

Mission Santa Barbara

The famous Mission building in Santa Barbara on a clear night. One of the 21 Catholic mission buildings of California.

Tecopa Lake

Winter storms created a temporary watershed in the desert of Tecopa.

Nightfall

Clouds rush over the city lights of Goleta and Isla Vista

Pacific Reflections

The city lights of Santa Barbara create strong lines on the waters of the Pacific.

Santa Ynez Fog

A blanket of fog envelops the Santa Ynez Valley on a summer morning. The area pictured was consumed by a wildfire later that year.

Long Road

Often, travel to a destination allows for more impressive images than the destination itself.

Santa Ynez Sunrise

A 26 image mosaic captures sunrise over the Santa Ynez Valley.

Stearns Wharf

Taken at an extreme focal distance of 500mm, the tourist wharf of Santa Barbara is shown in a new perspective.

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