I discovered this almost 50 year old VW in Sonora, CA. It has a current license and it looks like it is still driven. Amazing!
David and I hiked about a mile down to a cave called “Natural Bridge” in central California. A creek is running through the cave and water was dripping from the ceiling of the cave.
I photographed this man resting on a bench in downtown Merced. I assume that all of his belongings are in his bag. I wonder if he was recently evicted through the COVID crisis. Maybe he lost his job? I don’t know but people like him touch me and I wish I could help them.
A few friends and I were photographing in downtown Merced today. We got permission to photograph inside a music store. The owner was washing old records and I photographed them.
“Kissing Cousins” is a rock formation close to Monterey, CA. Enjoy!
My pomegranate tree has new leaves. I photographed them after sunset using a continuous light source that I normally use for videos. The advantage of this light is that you can regulate the color temperature.
I photographed this rose from different angles and then I created this collage. Enjoy!
I was photographing splashing water at a small waterfall in Yosemite Valley. Many times I opted for longer exposure times to smooth out the water. This time I tried something different. First, I picked a very fast shutter speed to freeze the water. Then I took a second shot out of focus. The sun reflected in the water and the second image was full of interesting reflective bubbles. In post I overlaid the second, out of focus image over the first image, aligned the images and created a mask to reveal the bubbles to my hearts content. Enjoy!
Each year in February the sun illuminates the Horsetail Fall in Yosemite National Park creating the impression of a “Fire Fall”. Of course many photographers are trying to capture the moment since Galen Rowell did so in 1973.
Since the clouds moved in in the afternoon I was just about ready to give up and drive home when suddenly the sun rays broke through the clouds. I was very happy capturing this image!
I discovered the first Almond blossoms this morning. While many parts of the Eastern US experience winter conditions, Spring has started in Central California. Enjoy the seasons and the image!