One of the many beautiful waterfalls within Oregon's Columbia River Gorge.
An aspen grove near Lake Tahoe
Fresh Snow, Meadow & Yosemite Falls
An overnight storm dumped a few inches of snow, painting much of the valley floor a pristine white that was mostly gone within just a few hours after the sun fully rose.
Bonsai Rock at Lake Tahoe, near Sand Harbor
Weisendanger Falls, Columbia River Gorge
The Spectacular Valley View
A 2:1 panorama crop of a colorful sunset as viewed from Valley View (a.k.a. The Gates of the Valley) in Yosemite National Park
Yosemite's iconic Valley View, fresh with snow from a recent storm.
An amazing sunrise over Convict Lake, which sits nestled in the Sherwin Range of California's Eastern Sierra Nevada.
A serene summer sunset over Mono Lake in California's Eastern Sierra Nevada. The lake is a fascinating, almost otherworldly, location that begs to be photographed. Prominently featured here are the formations for which the lake is famous for: tufas.
Three Bear Falls along the road to Hana
Another view of Latourell Falls, this shot was taken while standing in the creek under the footbridge.
A sunstar peeks through the aspen groves along North Lake Rd., just outside Bishop, CA. Every fall the Eastern Sierras put on a color show that rivals even the best the east coast has to offer.
Reaching For The Stars
Reaching For The Stars
The Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, high in the White Mountains above Bishop, CA contain some of the oldest trees in the world. The utter darkness of the White Mountains, coupled with the awesome gnarled trees provides great conditions for night photography.
This is a stack of 57 images covering approximately 45 minutes between 3 and 4 AM in the Patriarch Grove.
Ecola Falls - Columbia River Gorge
A large Banyan tree covers a portion of the Pipiwai Trail in Haleakala National Park
Three's A Crowd
The sailing stones of the Racetrack Playa, Death Valley National Park
Sunrise at one of Lake Tahoe's most famous rocks. A break between two winter storms provided for some dynamic cloud action.
Devils Postpile National Monument, CA
The Eureka Dunes in the Death Valley National Park backcountry are painted with the golden light of sunset
Stairway To The Gorge
(Yes, I took some artistic license and cloned out a few offending lampposts...content-aware fill FTW!)
Purple Mountain Majesty
The clouds take on pink and purple tones during sunset looking toward Broken Top over Moraine Lake in the Three Sisters Wilderness.
Another view of the Archangel Cascades
A short hike through dense forest and an open lava field leads you to the spectacular Proxy Falls.
Ponytail Falls - Columbia River Gorge
Alviso is a decent spot when the sunset looks like it's going to be good. It isn't more than a ten minute drive from my house, so I can easily make it there on short notice.
The Pipiwai Trail is a nice hike in Haleakala National Park that includes a dense bamboo forest
Multnomah Falls is a spectacular waterfall in the Columbia River Gorge and is the tallest in all of Oregon.
A dense ice fog (pogonip) provides a moody atmosphere for the snow covered tufas at Mono Lake in the Eastern Sierra
Take A Ride
The Subway, Zion National Park
Eureka Sand Dunes, Death Valley National Park
The famous "crack" along the Subway hike in Zion National Park, UT
Sunrise, Zephyr Cove - Lake Tahoe, NV
Great Falls Park, VA
A foggy sunrise hours before Endeavour's final flight
Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest
The ever-changing mists from a passing storm add depth to this shot from the oft-photographed Tunnel View in Yosemite National Park
El Cap In The Clouds
While shooting sunset at Valley View, the clouds were swirling around El Capitan, creating perfect conditions for some tighter-cropped monochrome images.
Anyone who's been to Mono Lake before knows that the tufas make it look like a place straight out of a science fiction movie.
On this trip, I decided to check out the lesser-seen sand tufas, which are even more alien looking than their "normal" counterparts, and actually resemble giant cauliflower stalks.
Zion National Park
A few miles into the Narrows hike, a visitor will reach Wall Street, where the canyon is at both its deepest and narrowest.
Fall colors in the Narrows
Layers Of Fall
Fall colors along the Sonora Pass
Winter sunset from the iconic Tunnel View
A Stroll Among Giants
The Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias in Yosemite National Park.
An aspen grove near Sorenson's Resort, which is located near Lake Tahoe in Hope Valley.