This photo was taken at the UCSC Arboretum in the calm of early morning as the warm light caused the saturated colors to literally glow.
The Diavolezza cable car ascended through the cloud deck that had settled over the Val Bernina at 6,000 feet and into the sunshine, as we headed for the 9,000 ft-plus summit. All around, bathed in brilliant autumn sunshine, the peaks of the Bernina...
The sea nettles were abundant this past summer due to the drought - causing the Bay tributary waters to be more salty. Typically, I stay away from waters infested with sea nettles. However, with my camera in hand, I gained a whole new appreciation...
This is the pond across the street from our house, and the early season ice was not smooth and created this great oil painting-like reflection of the maple and evergreen trees that line the pond
The vibrant Autumn colors reflected in Bubble Pond, Maine, were surreal. More like a Renoir painting than reality. Not a breath of air disturbed the water's surface, as reeds stood up like stiff elephant hairs, enveloped in the reds and greens of Autumn.
This waterfall flows into a clear pool.
The harvest is almost complete and you can see the paths the giant harvesters have made in the rolling hills of eastern Washington. The last sunlight casts her golden glow across the hilltops.
This Owl Butterfly (Caligo memnon) was perfectly in its element perched on a leaf of a croton plant.
I loved the sidelit illumination through the translucent orange leaves, and the magnificent contrast of the hairy stems against the dark background. There was no manipulation here other than careful exposure and very minor fine tuning; no reflectors,...
Close up of calla lily (image on sensor greater than life size).
Common paintbrush (Castilleja chromosa) growing densely in Arches National Park, Utah, USA. The wildflower is also known as slickrock paintbrush or early paintbrush.
Intentional blur using the Canon G11 in RAW mode. The leaves were strewn about the parking lot at Hendricks Bridge Park on the Mckenzie River.
Larch Valley is a plateau high above Moraine Lake with superb views of the Wenchemna Peaks that surround the glacial lake, high in the Banff Rockies of Canada. In early autumn, the Lyall's Larches put on a spectacular show of color as their leaves...
With the coming of Autumn, the Lyall's Larches on the mountain plateau of Larch Valley, high above Moraine Lake in the Canadian Rockies, turn to vivid shades of gold.
Dried mud forms dramatic lines in this slot canyon in Paria Canyon in Southern Utah as warm light bounces of the sandstone walls, causing the canyon to glow.
In early November, beautiful fall colors emerge in the Narrows, a section of Zion Canyon in Zion National Park. The show of colors in 2010 was quite phenomenal. I took this photograph with my Singh Ray warming polarizer, getting into the stream so I...
Great Blue Heron on limb of dead tree in beaver pond with webs on limb.
View of whale boat in boatyard building at Mystic Seaport
Stones in the surf of a beach on the coast of Maine.
Also labeled: Abstract
Autumn colors reflected in the water at Allegheny State Park near Salamanca, New York.
While kayaking I noticed this single leaf floating nearby, it was the only one not saturated with water. It held so many fall colors in one leaf, I turned the kayak to follow it and eventually capture the image to share.
Abandoned mine building at the Quincy Mine in Hancock, Michigan. The area is known as the "Copper Country" for having been the worlds largest area of natural copper tn the late 1800's and early 1900's. The area now is a designated Historic Site.
Also labeled: Historic Locations
On the road to Mount Rushmore on this winter afternoon, I was attracted to these distinctive formations and the manner in which the sunlight was illuminating the trees. The scene suggested use of high saturation Ektachrome EBX-100 film.
Near the base of Sabbaday Falls in the White Mountains, this natural rock formation was being overtaken by the tree roots and the moss. The wet rock had this amazing blue color, contrasted with the green of the moss and the fallen autumn leaves, it...
This is in a field of icelandic poppies adjacent to Lake Victoria. The insects were working hard to finish up before summer ended.
Also labeled: Animals, Historic Locations, Landscapes, Light, Natural Wonders, Nature, Scenic Routes, Wildlife
This detail fo the natural red sandstone intricately carved over 2000 years ago in Petra, Jordan, is a small example of the immense wonders of the former Nabataean city.
Also labeled: Deserts, Exotic Places, Historic Locations, Landscapes, Light, Natural Wonders, Nature, Red
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