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Stamen Study


Stamen Study

Macro shot of oriental lilies with ISO of 540, aperture at 2.8 and shutter speed at 1/100th. I was handholding the camera

Mosaic Intricacy


Mosaic Intricacy

1/200 shutter speed with an ISO of 640 and an aperture setting of 7.1. Camera was mounted to a tripod for steadiness

Tradescantia


Tradescantia

I took this several years ago with my camera on a tripod and as close as I could get and then I zoomed in on the center of the flower. 1/500 shutter speed, ISO of 400, and aperture of 7.1

Young Fawn


Young Fawn

Friendly young fawn

Dawn At Kalady


Dawn At Kalady

Dangerous Curves Ahead


Dangerous Curves Ahead

I captured this image on my first trip to Death Valley this last Spring. I hiked around the Eastern portion of the Mesquite Dunes to find sand with out hundreds of foot prints in it. I kept an open mind looking for a composition that would be...

Relaxing By The Creek


Relaxing By The Creek

The water flowing was so peaceful that I wanted to capture the fall colors behind....

Rainbow Falls


Rainbow Falls

Whitewater Falls..... caught the light for this glowing rainbow

Kites, Kites, And More Kites


Kites, Kites, And More Kites

Granite Dells


Granite Dells

A view of the Granite Dells in Watson Lake after a snowstorm. The sidelight coming from the sun setting down makes the color of the granite dells turn into red.

Circulatory


Circulatory

I took 9 pictures vertically and stitched them together. I also took different exposures for land and sky and then manually blended them in PS.

Virginia Live Oak And Resurrection Fern


Virginia Live Oak And Resurrection Fern

In this image a Virginia Live Oak's trunk is covered by a Resurrection fern. The fern will turn brown during hot dry periods. However it will turn lush and green when it rains.

Cathedral Rock


Cathedral Rock

Majestic Cathedral Rock rises above the John Day River on a rainy cloudy day.The colors you see are due to the chemicals in the layers of basalt and claystones including ignimbrites and tuff. BASALT—The top layers are dark, dense, iron-rich rock from...

High Country Reflections


High Country Reflections

The high country Aspens trees of Colorado reflect the beginning of winter with textures and hues of white.

Greta Oto Butterfly


Greta Oto Butterfly

A truly lovely buttefly with transparent wings. Everyone likes a nosh in the afternoon heat.

Monteverde Sunset


Monteverde Sunset

The unusual ecology of the Costa Rican cloud forest provides equally unusual weather patterns and scenics, here several thousand feet above the distant Pacific and off-shore islands at sunset.

Colourful Lichens


Colourful Lichens

These arrangements of lichens on a boulder where so colorful that attracted my attention right away. I had to use a mirror to reflect the light from the sun on them because they were in a dark spot and using a flash would have flattened the whole image.

Light On Leaves


Light On Leaves

A leaf in the sun.

Golden Grasses


Golden Grasses

Hiking back from Tennessee Beach I took an alternate route. The trail led on a ridge above this field of grasses.

Early Spring In Lake Perris


Early Spring In Lake Perris

Early spring, trees haven't greened up yet. This is along a hike in SJWA near my house. These fields of flowers lasted just a few days.

Gull At Sunrise


Gull At Sunrise

The ecological preserve is home to countless waterfowl, this fellow was sitting on a bridge railing just as I entered the preserve.

Sunrise At The Summit


Sunrise At The Summit

Shot was taken a few minutes after sunrise on Mono Lake and the Eastern Sierras.

Rock Swirls


Rock Swirls

River water in the Pisgah National Forest, swirling around rocks, adding texture and color to the riverbed.

Also labeled: Water

Brick Glow Vertical


Brick Glow Vertical

Fall leaves lit by the setting sun, glowing through a brick wall as colorful bokeh.

Also labeled: Seasons

Rock Swirls


Rock Swirls

River water in the Pisgah National Forest, swirling around rocks, adding texture and color to the riverbed.

Also labeled: Water

Rainbow Falls


Rainbow Falls

Whitewater Falls..... caught the light for this glowing rainbow

Late And Low


Late And Low

Also labeled: Abstract, Landscapes, Light, Nature, Water

Boy With Faithful Dog


Boy With Faithful Dog

Glamis Sand Dunes. Side lighting creating ethereal shadows across the sand dune...and a perfect silhouette opportunity.

Also labeled: Animals, Black, Blue, Deserts, Landscapes

Petrified Wood


Petrified Wood

Late afternoon sun perfuses the broken end of a large petrified log revealing the luminous depth of the exposed myriad colors. Ferric oxide (Hematite) imbues the quartz with red; iron hydroxide (hydrogoethite), with yellow and buff; chromium ions,...

Also labeled: Abstract, Natural Wonders, Nature

Window Seat


Window Seat

Another reason I always get a window seat when flying. Taken somwhere over Texas during a flight from Tampa to Phoenix in July of 2012.

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