Channel Islands Day Hike


A close up of the native flowers on the channel islands. The deep blue purple color is beautiful.

Location: Channel Islands, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


The beach in the cove on Anacapa Island is beautiful.

Location: Channel Islands, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


Long native grasses blowing in the ocean breeze.

Location: Channel Islands, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


Arch Rock is on the east end of the island. The long natural bridge is the most notable natural feature of Anacapa Island.

Location: Channel Islands, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

La Jolla Canyon


I went on a hike in Point Mugu State Park a few weeks after the Camarillo Springs wildfire.

Title: We burn in different ways
Location: Malibu, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


The La Jolla canyon trail was like this the entire hike. All the brush was burned and the ground was covered in ash.

Title: Canyon covered in ash
Location: Malibu, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


Around 24,000 acres between Camarillo and the PCH burned. The mountain was like a moonscape with all the ash everywhere.

Title: Mountain into moonscape
Location: Malibu, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


A close up of the damage to native trees.

Title: Dead trees
Location: Malibu, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


The is the La Joulla canyon trail head. The fire was so hot the sign burned.

Title: Burned sign
Location: Malibu, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Starfish Sunset


The tide was low today exposing rocks that are normally under water. The moss on the rocks is a beautiful green color.

Title: Mossy rocks
Location: Ventura, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


The sun is halfway covered by the low hanging fog giving the whole sky an orange glow. I love the silhouette’s of the Shorebirds.

Title: Glowing orange sunset
Location: Ventura, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


The patterns the clouds made after the sun fully set was breathtaking. You can still see the rays from the sun in the clouds.

Title: A ray in the clouds
Location: Ventura, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


I found this starfish and wanted to show off its natural shape.

Title: Starfish sunset
Location: Ventura, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


I was inspired by the starfish to take a silhouette self portrait.

Title: Silhouette self portrait
Location: Ventura, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Rose Garden


I love the mission rose garden in Santa Barbara. I went early in the morning with my lensbaby macro kit to take abstract pictures of beautiful roses.

Title: White rose morning dew
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: Lensbaby Macro Kit

Title: Falling red rose petals

Title: Orange rose

Title: Red rosebud

Title: Abstract orange rose

Autumn in Colorado


Aspens look amazing during the autumn. The bright yellow color is taking over the green of the leafs.

Title: Yellow aspens
Location: Colorado springs, Colorado
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


In the late afternoon the mountains cast long shadows. Colorado Springs is beautiful.

Title: Long Mountain shadows
Location: Colorado springs, Colorado
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


The Colorado forest is so lush and green. I love the shadows created by the clouds in this picture.

Title: Colorado mountain top
Location: Colorado springs, Colorado
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


This is a beautiful purple and white daisy. The blue center of the flower looks amazing next to the soft purple of the flower petals.

Title: Purple white daisy
Location: Colorado springs, Colorado
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


This little white daisy is picture perfect. The white flower petals stand out against the dark background.

Title: White daisy
Location: Colorado springs, Colorado
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Beach Sunset


The beach was beautiful today. I love the striped clouds above the water.

Title: Striped Clouds
Location: Ventura, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


The sunset gives the rocks and sand a golden glow.

Title: Golden glow on the beach
Location: Ventura, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


Dark orange and bright blue colors in the sky are beautiful.

Title: Dark orange sunset
Location: Ventura, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


The clouds are moving so fast in this picture. I love the reflection of the sunset on the beach.

Title: Reflection of a sunset
Location: Ventura, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


After the sun disappeared behind the sea the sky turned bright red.

Title: Behind the sea
Location: Ventura, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Seashells


I love walking on the beach and picking up seashells. I wanted to show off some of my favorites.

Title: Golden brown seashell
Location: Ventura, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


Title: Purple red spiral seashell


Title: White purple oyster seashell


Title: Rust brown seashell


Title: Inside the seashell


Title: Small spiral seashell

Pink


Pink is one of my favorite colors. As a kid I always had fun playing with Snapdragon flowers in my mom’s garden.

Title: Pink Snapdragon
Location: Ventura, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


This is a beautiful pink water lily.

Title: Pink water lily #1
Location: Ventura, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


Hydrangeas are amazing ornamental flowers. In Asia pink hydrangeas have a special meaning. “You are the beat of my heart”

Title: Pink Hydrangeas beat of my heart
Location: Ventura, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


This is a fully open pink water lily.

Title: Pink water lily#2
Location: Ventura, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


Pink wildflower unidentified.

Title: Pink wildflower #1
Location: Ventura, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Sequoia National Forest


I love camping and the Sierra Nevada mountains are my favorite place. I took this picture at Florence Lake under the reservoir.

Title: Under the reservoir
Location: Florence Lake, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


Sierra nevada mountains rock face

Title: Sierra nevada M.t rock face
Location: Florence Lake, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


This is a small creek that is amazing for fishing. The water up in the mountains is ice cold.

Title: Sierra nevada creek
Location: Florence Lake, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


I love the colors of the inside of the reservoir. This photo gives you a good idea of how HUGE the reservoir is.

Title: Colors of the reservoir
Location: Florence Lake, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Camarillo Springs Fire


I took this group of picture’s during Camarillo Springs Fire back in May. I pulled off onto the Pacific Coast Highway to take this picture.

Title: Springs fire burning hillside
Location: Port Hueneme, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


This picture was taken from the Port Hueneme beach park looking back at the Santa Monica Mountains.

Title: Camarillo Springs fire from the beach
Location: Port Hueneme, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


The smoke cloud was so big it turned the beach red.

Title: Beach sky on fire
Location: Port Hueneme, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


This is another picture from the Port Hueneme beach park looking at the huge smoke cloud.

Title: Springs fire smoke cloud
Location: Port Hueneme, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


As the sunset the smoke cloud drifted over the ocean.

Title: Camarillo Springs fire over the ocean
Location: Port Hueneme, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

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