Archive for the 'Clouds and Sky' Category

It will swallow you whole

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Pin It Picture: Storm clouds envelope a mountain peak in Glacier National Park, Montana Do you see the giant rock-eating monster? You can almost hear it saying, “Nom, Nom, Nom.” Have you ever had that feeling like a wave has come upon you and simply swallowed you up whole? Rather than a literal ‘beach’ wave, […]

A cosmic coincidence to start the New Year

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Pin It Picture: Jet airplane with contrail flying through high cirrus clouds and a rainbow known as a circumzenithal arc, in the skies above Lake Tahoe, Nevada Back in 2005, after 15 years of shooting professional transparency film, I entered the digital era when I purchased my first DSLR, which at the time was Nikon’s […]

First post of 2012 – A huge Thank You.

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

Pin It Picture: A break in the storm at sunrise over Lake Alpine, Alpine County, California Now that we’re officially into the New Year of 2012, (and according to some, potentially earth’s last year – if you believe in the ancient Mayan calendar) there’s no better time for this; The very first thing I want […]

You know it’s been a busy time when…

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Pin It Picture: Storm clouds at sunrise in the Whiskeytown Shasta Trinity National Recreation Area, near Redding, California You know it’s been a busy time when you suddenly look back and realize you’ve never even processed a few of your favorite images that you’ve taken over the last year. Such is the case with the […]

The Unmistakable Smell of Impending Death

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Pin It Picture: Cumulonimbus Thunderstorm cloud building near the summit of the Sierra Buttes, California This is going to be another post that my family isn’t going to like reading; but it makes for excellent blog fodder. As a promised follow-up (read: preamble) to my previous two lightning related posts: My Buddy Michael had already […]

A Moment in the Storm

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

Pin It Picture: Lightning bolt striking the Sierra Buttes reflected in Packer Lake, Sierra County, California In my last post, “Dancing with Zeus and Thor” I described an encounter with the power of a summertime Sierra thunderstorm, and capturing a bolt of lightning that hit around a quarter mile or so from where we were […]

Like a Shining Beacon of Light

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Pin It Picture: Storm clouds in evening roll over Battery Point Lighthouse, Crescent City, Del Norte County coast, California I had a chance to shoot this lighthouse last month while working along California’s beautiful North Coast & Redwood region. I previously had a number of images I shot of this lighthouse either in my portfolio, […]

Northern California Water Weather

Saturday, June 4th, 2011

Pin It Picture: Cumulonimbus storm cloud over pond and forest, Crescent City, California As some of you may know, I’ve been away for the last few weeks, venturing throughout northern California. I’ve been to Yosemite, The Redwoods, and visited numerous waterfalls in the northern part of the state. The over-riding theme of this period in […]

Storm cloud over Lake Tahoe

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Pin It Picture: Storm cloud over Lake Tahoe at sunset, from South Lake Tahoe, California I realize some people may have been disappointed by my complete lack of photos from our Spring Break family vacation to Disneyland. Before heading to the southland (SoCal), our family spent a couple nights in Lake Tahoe. We were hoping […]

Sun pillar sunset

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

Pin It Picture: Sun Pillar at sunset over green hills in Spring, Mount Diablo State Park, California Happy Easter. I happened to be shooting in the hills around Mount Diablo this last Thursday when a magnificent sun pillar appeared in the sky. Sun Pillars are caused when ice crystals in the atmosphere are aligned horizontally, […]






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