Friday, September 29, 2006

Evening walk

Railroad Spikes

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Sunset on the Marsh

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Butterfly and Verbena

Grass at Sunset

Eye of the Log

Lost Gate

The color of this washed up gate looked to be perfect for a cottage along the sea. I hope someone isn't missing their beach front garden that sat beyond this gate...


Monday, September 11, 2006

Signs of Fall

Out in the garden, signs of fall are every where; the slant of the sun, the faded beauties from high summer... When you live in a place for a while, you come to know the the time of the season by the look of the land and the way the shadows fall; no need for a calendar.

I am so glad to see fall arriving, great time of year for photography!

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Although these pictures of Yellowstone are pretty, they don't give a very clear feeling of the amount of geothermal activity in the area. One really gets the feeling that you are sitting on top of a major hot spot when you are there.

This water fall was incredible, just the massive size of it and the balloon of spray. The first picture includes the foot path down to the over hang, it kind of give an idea of the size of the falls. The whole park is just awesome! There is a lot of evidence of damage from the pine bark bores and a major fire that went through in 1988 (I think it was).

These are more images from Dubois, Wy. This land is so big that it is hard to shoot a photo that will give a real feeling of the land. I had gotten up just before dawn the morning that I took these pictures of the red hills. As the color started to come up in the sky it was reflected on the river. Although I saw some great photo opps. I was on a mission to get down the road and back to these red hills as the sun came up. The point of this rambling is, I didn't get any good shots of the Wind River. I took this lone one with the hills in the back ground and it isn't from it's best vantage point. While I was driving, I saw a silhouette of a very large bird fly over head. Wondered what it was, on the way back home, when the lighting had gotten better, another one flew closer by, along the river, I about fell over when I realized it was a Bald Eagle! Although we do have them in CA., it is rare to see them. One can't help but be impressed by this National symbol of freedom.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

The day I was shooting these was very hazy so they aren't as clear as I would like. I have adjusted the contrast in P.S. but the still could use some more clarity.

The white hotel is at the back side of Estes Park. It is the Stanley Hotel and you may recognize it from the setting of the Shinning, though that was set in winter. The mountain valley behind it is incredible!

The images of the top of the peaks were taken up at the top of the tundra, looking out across the mountains. It is mile upon mile of rocky peaks.

The bowl of the valley is taken just inside of Rocky Mnt. National Park. The peaks are on another side road in the middle of the same park.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

These are some of the pictures from Yellowstone and the drive in. Shooting the animals in Yellowstone almost feels like photographing animals in a zoo, very staged. Although I know they freely roam in the park, there isn't much one on one experience with the moment, 20 other people are stopped looking at the same thing! We spent a day and a half in the park, most of the time looking for a bull moose because neither of us have ever seen one in person. In all of the parks we were through, it was just a scratching of the surface of what was there. You really can't drive through an area that size and say you have "seen" it. Lassen was the last one we were in. It was a spontaneous decision, we have been there at least a dozen times and will continue to go as often as we can find the time. It was just a few moments to kiss her face and honor what we find sacred. I wish I could post a picture of the stars we saw crossing the Nevada desert in the middle of the night. I didn't even try to shoot them but I wish I could!