Archive for the 'Clouds and Sky' Category

A much-needed Los Padres Sunset – Pt. 1

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Photo: Storm clouds over road in Los Padres National Forest, Monterey County, California (Click here to purchase a print or license for use in publications. – 160107_CMT-0013) Just after the New Year holiday had passed, I had a chance to join a friend for a quick trip to the Los Padres National Forest in Monterey […]

To Be or Not To Be A Panorama

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Picture: Sunset light on clouds with full moon rising over Mono Lake from above Conway Summit, Mono County, Eastern Sierra, California Question: Is there a definite point when something can or should be called a “Panorama” vs. a time when it shouldn’t? Is this image a Panorama? If it’s not a Panorama, what would you […]

It will swallow you whole

Monday, April 28th, 2014

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, I’m thinking […]

A cosmic coincidence to start the New Year

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

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 high-end […]

First post of 2012 – A huge Thank You.

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

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 to do […]

You know it’s been a busy time when…

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

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 above image […]

The Unmistakable Smell of Impending Death

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

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 bolted off […]

A Moment in the Storm

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

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 standing. Earlier […]

Like a Shining Beacon of Light

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

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, published in […]

Northern California Water Weather

Saturday, June 4th, 2011

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 my coverage […]

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