A Day Hike


I went on a short day hike with a good friend and my camera. I love the exotic plants along this path. It felt like I was walking down a path in Africa.

Title: African garden path
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


I love how the plants in this photo look like something from a Dr.Seuss book.

Title: Dr.Seuss
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


At the end of the hike I found a small group of mexican tulip poppy’s. I love the bright yellow of this mexican tulip poppy it’s beautiful.

Title: Mexican tulip poppy
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Spider


I love walking around botanical gardens with my camera. I found this huge spider killing a bee in its web. This spider was a little camera shy hiding in a leaf.

Title: Killing a bee
Location:Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


This is a much smaller spider at the same botanical garden. His silk is so thin it looks like he is floating on nothing. I love how vibrant the colors are in this image.

Title: Invisible spider web
Location:Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


This is the same spider from the image before this. After walking along his web he hung out on this vibrant green leaf.

Title: green leaf spider
Location:Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


This is the last spider I found at the botanical garden. His web is beautiful and the best part of this picture.

Title: Spider in a web
Location:Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Beach Sunset


I went to the beach for this amazing sunset with my tripod and camera. This was the first picture I took that day. I love the blue moody feel of this picture.

Title: Moody Blue
Location:Port Hueneme, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens:24-70mm f/2.8


The same sunset started to turn all different shades of pink and red it was beautiful.

Title: Shades of pink+red
Location:Port Hueneme, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens:24-70mm f/2.8


This was the last picture I got before the sun disappeared into the ocean.

Title: Red beach
Location:Port Hueneme, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens:24-70mm f/2.8

Black and White Film


I woke up at sunrise to get this picture of the Salton Sea. I love shooting 120 black and white film. The Salton Sea is an amazing place everyone should visit.

Title: B&W Salton Sea
Location:Salton Sea, California
Camera:Mamiya RB67
Lens:110 mm f/2.8


I took a hike on a rainy day with my Mamiya in hand. Half way through the hike I spotted this fallen tree it looked beautiful. I sat down in the mud and took this picture.

Title: Fallen tree roots
Location:Sunol, California
Camera:Mamiya RB67
Lens:50 mm f/4.5


I spend a lot of time at the beach with my camera in hand.

Title: Black rocks
Location:San Francisco, California
Camera:Mamiya RB67
Lens:110 mm f/2.8

Critters


This is a beautiful bearded dragon. They have the ability to change colour in response to temperature changes. I love the colors in this image.

Title: Bearded dragon
Location:Los Osos, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens:55mm f/2.8 AI-s


I had so much fun shooting this Crested Gecko. He has hair like projections found above his eyes, resembling eyelashes. He looks amazing in contrast to the clear blue sky.

Title: Crested gecko
Location:Los Osos, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens:55mm f/2.8 AI-s


I took this photo of a tarantula spider at an exotic animal farm in Los Osos, California. I love the sharp detail in the hairs of the spider. Tarantulas are beautiful arachnids.

Title: Tarantula spider
Location:Los Osos, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens:55mm f/2.8 AI-s