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Mega Mendocino

The sharp cliffs and rocky arches of the Mendocino Headlands can be overwhelmingly beautiful. Best to take a step back and try to appreciate the sea, the sky and the land all spreading out before you.

Mega Mendocino


Mendocino Mist

I’ve wanted to experiment with day time long exposures to capture waves like this for a long time. I finally got the right ND filter to smooth these waves out and make them look more like smoke floating around than waves. The jagged rocks of the Mendocino Headlands provide contrast to the soft look of the waves with their crazy shapes and unique arches.

Mendocino Mist


The Mist

Hiking up and down the hills of Butano State Park led to lots of different climates in a short distance. This particularly misty section was beautiful and thick with a green covering on the floor of the forest.

The Mist


Sempervirens Falls

California has seen a lot of rain this year, so much that we are out of a drought! I celebrated by checking out Sempervirens Falls for the first time. Big Basin Redwoods State Park never disappoints, and this waterfall is easy to get to and great to photograph.

Sempervirens Falls


Spring Is Coming Back

It is starting to feel a lot like spring here recently. I hiked this hillside awhile ago, but it reminds me of today with all of the green from the rain and new growth in the trees.

Spring Is Coming Back


Slug on a Stick

I found this banana slug just sliding around the floor of the redwood forest. He can’t really see, just detect light and movement, which might explain why he thought it was a good idea to go over this stick but ended up searching around in the air for his next move.

Slug on a Stick


A Trail to a Tree

A rainy day and all things are green. Spring time means everything is growing and bright green on the rolling hills of Henry Coe State Park.

A Trail to a Tree


Hiking in the Rain

Hiking in the rain can be fun. Sure you get wet. Sure you worry about your photography gear. Maybe you sink your shoes in the mud. You can also be rewarded with not only wildflowers but also raindrops that are well placed on their petals.

Hiking in the Rain


Coastal Succulent

Succulents are all the rage for low maintenance gardens these days, but I’ve never seen one with quite this color combo before! A quick hike at Point Lobos State Park led me to some rocks covered with this stuff. I focused close to it to highlight the contrasting red and blue colors.

Coastal Succulent


Rolling Hills

The redwoods generally steal the show at Mt. Tam, but these rolling hills are what caught my eye. Different layers of grassy hills make their way to the ocean for this awesome sunset.

Rolling Hills




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