I woke up this morning to a pleasant surprise… my Full Moon Over San Francisco made the Flickr Explore page (the straight image can be seen below the screencapture image). I’m not sure how their “Interestingness” system works, but its fun to see the addition and receive additional comments.
An alternate view to a beautiful sandstone channel at the Wave. Again, like my last image “Pulled In, The Wave“, the view is from ground level looking up into the glowing morning light. Since scale isn’t apparent here this channel is large enough to let 2 people walk through tightly. The sandstone lines are at times symmetrical and flowing while at other times turbulent and artful.
In the morning at the Wave the lighting is magical. With a limited number of areas to take advantage of this beautiful light capturing a unique photograph can be quite challenging. This particular portion of the Wave has been photographed a fair number of times I would imagine, but I decided to put my camera at ground level to take advantage of an upward perspective looking into the golden light bouncing through this
This evening I had the opportunity to attend the Rowell Award Ceremony in downtown San Francisco. I found out about this event shortly after my return from a recent trip to the Wave in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness Area. On the way back home I had the opportunity to visit Galen Rowell’s Mountain Light Gallery in Bishop, California. I wrote about the experience in a blog entry titled Point of Refl
On November 15th I had the opportunity to visit the Wave in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness Area with a couple of new friends. Although access to this area is tightly controlled it is a frequently photographed area and I was initially reluctant to travel out for the later reason. In retrospect I’m glad I made it out, even though my camera and lens took a hard fall on the rocks and are now on vacati
So this morning I was reading the LA Times while visiting relatives this Thanksgiving weekend. To my amazement there was an article about declining visitor traffic to National Parks (Camp? Outside? Um, no thanks). I have to admit I was torn on this. My initial reaction was “good” since I’ve seen so many areas over used and abused as of late, but on the other hand my reaction was of horror knowing th
For those subscribing to the CalPhoto mail group here are a few recent photos (see the end of this post) of the Mount Whitney Portal Waterfall taken this past Friday, November 18, 2006 (edited – fixed the date). I remember seeing this waterfall about 6 or 7 years ago in late August and it wasn’t nearly as beautiful as it is in November. The ice and increased water flow make for a much more dramatic scene.
I just got back from a week in the field and today on my return home I stopped in to Galen Rowell’s Mountain Light Gallery in Bishop, California. I’ve always driven by at night on my way to my next shoot and today was the first time I actually could stop in. I think its fair to say many photographers have been influenced by Ansel Adams, Galen Rowell and others, but today in viewing Galen’s images I