A picture of a Valley Oak tree in the Central California foothills is silhouetted against the evening twilight with the planet Venus visible in the evening sky

One of the things I love about nature is the continuing cycle of seasonal change. Everything is in a constant state of flux. I could shoot at a certain spot and take dozens of images and I can return a few months later and shoot a dozen more completely different ones. (click to continue ➔)

A 360° full circle rainbow is seen in Utah's Bryce Canyon National Park.

It was an amazing day right from the beginning. Traveling across the Colorado Plateau on vacation, I was camping in Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah. Most photographers will tell you that—aside from early morning and late evening— clear sunny days, with their harsh light, are not conducive to exceptional Landscape  (click to continue➔)

It was an amazing day right from the beginning. Traveling across the Colorado Plateau on vacation, I was camping in Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah. Most photographers will tell you that—aside from early morning and late evening— clear sunny days, with their harsh light, are not conducive to exceptional Landscape  (click to continue➔)

Mule Deer cross the Merced River in California's Yosemite National Park

Yosemite Valley is renowned for the magic of the moment-- many local phenomena occur at certain times of the year, and no other. The glow of Horsetail Falls every February and the rising of the full moon behind Half Dome every December are classic examples. (click to continue➔)

The Mist Trail in Yosemite National Park is seen near Vernal Falls and the Merced River

The experience of hiking the Mist Trail in California’s Yosemite National Park is certainly unique. The first part of the trail to the top of Vernal Falls is pretty moderate so many are able to achieve it— helping to make it one of the most popular hikes in the world. (click to continue➔)

The sun rises through a cloudy horizon of the Pacific Ocean from Maka Alae Point on the Hawaiian island of Maui

The Hana Coast along the northeast edge of Maui is a photographer’s dream— 52 miles of winding road along black sand beaches and plunging waterfalls with the vast Pacific Ocean as a shimmering blue backdrop on one side and the jungle, thick (click to continue➔)

A forest firecloud rises above Foresta in California's Yosemite National Park

As I write this, it’s prime fire season here in California and much of the western U.S. Walking outside, I smell the distinct odor of fire smoke and I see the orange-red color of the ever-present hazy light. Although the fires are burning primarily in the Sierra Nevada (click to continue➔)

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