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It’s springtime in California when you see the hills turning into verdant electric lime green colors. Newly sprouting oaks, coupled with sidelight, decorate this rolling hillside forming a small oak pasture that dazzles during the peak greens of spring.
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For a cloudless morning it was a twilight shoot to capture the stars over the bundles of wildflowers. Even though the blooms this summer were subpar, there were still some pockets of dense flowers such as this paintbrush bundle.
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When I first saw photos of this slot I was mesmerized by the unique striations on the walls. It ended up taking a few years before I visited this place but it was well worth the wait seeing the stripes and the glow occur under sunny skies. As many of you know, slots are one of my favorite subjects. I find the textures, range of colors, and swirling patterns resemble a piece of modern art.
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Hanging onto their last bits of leaves, these bald cypress trees resemble ghosts with their whitish bark and splashed of red leaves during late fall. I felt like I was immersed into a painting while kayaking through this incredible grove of cypress trees all around me.
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I miss seeing the excessive amounts of mountain snow the sierras had last winter. At times the mountains appeared almost “too white” from the nonstop snow. I made it out to the Eastern Sierra for a weekend and the last morning’s light did not disappoint as a storm system moved in. We had colorful skies all around and some soft warm alpenglow on the peaks.
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When the spring colors peak, the gorge is full of greens. Let’s hope the gorge makes a full recovery from the recent fire. #purplepassport #ig_escaype #ourplanetdaily #nakedplanet #ig_thisworld #longexposurephotography #fantastic_earth #jaw_dropping_shots #myrrs #reallyrightstuff #sonyalpha

A summer monsoonal system helped cool the unbearable heat wave we encountered last summer. With it also came some amazing clouds that sparked a beautiful sunset. After chasing the clouds throughout the afternoon we ended up at Bixby Bridge, the iconic bridge on Hwy 1 in Big Sur.
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I made my first visit to the coastal redwoods nearly 4 years ago. I was amazed at the size and the lushness of these pristine forests. Over the past year I’ve been finding myself photographing more and more tree scenes, visiting the redwoods on multiple occasions for different conditions. Though difficult to photograph I always enjoy the solitude and calmness of the redwoods.
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Despite the searing summer temperatures in the desert, the monsoonal systems bring some crazy sunsets and rain. A day after thunderstorms doused the area, high daytime temperatures caused this mud to quickly dry and crack forming these elaborate puzzle patterns.
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After a torrid 2 days of nonstop rain we finally got a respite on our last full day in Glacier. Once again the peaks were visible and the waterfalls were in full flow. Here is one of the many cascades as the storm was breaking revealing Clements Mountain.
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“Peering Into Time” I had the idea of capturing the Milky Way aligned with one of Yosemite’s natural arches. What was supposed to be a mostly clear day turned out anything but that. On the bright side I enjoyed a day full of lenticulars that lit up in pinks all over the sky at sunset. I then patiently waited for a potential cloud gap to open up during night time for the Milky Way. I knew I had a window of about 30 minutes for the optimal alignment. All of a sudden the clouds parted, all for about a few minutes. I was able to fire off a few frames during in this window to catch most of the Milky Way including the coveted core. Shortly after the sky was once again covered completely with clouds. All it took were those brief minutes of magic. The clouds along the horizon are illuminated by the light pollution from Yosemite Valley whole the arch was light painted during the long exposure.
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“Heron’s Landing” much to my luck a heron poser perfectly in front of these bald cypress trees for over half an hour during sunrise. The fall colors were just starting to change and the cold morning provided a little bit of mist on the water.
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