Sequoia National Forest 2


I love camping and the Sierra Nevada mountains. This is a photo of an Eagle fishing in Florence lake.

Title: Eagle fishing
Location: Florence Lake, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


Horses get to roam free in this part of the park.

Title: 3 Wild Horses
Location: Florence Lake, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


I love finding new hiking trails in the Sequoia National Forest. The view is always amazing.

Title: Hiking trails in the Sequoia
Location: Florence Lake, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


This is another picture of Florence Lake. The water is crystal clear.

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


The face of the mountain top is all granite rock. This photo doesn’t do the size of the mountain justice.

Title: Granite rock mountain top
Location: Florence Lake, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Black and White Nature


Yosemite National park is the best place for black and white photography. I love hiking to waterfalls with my medium format Mamiya.

Title: B&W waterfall#1
Location:Yosemite National Park, California
Camera:Mamiya RB67
Lens:110 mm f/2.8


This is a smaller waterfall in Yosemite. I love the contrast in this image.

Title: B&W waterfall#2
Location:Yosemite National Park, California
Camera:Mamiya RB67
Lens:110 mm f/2.8


This is a photo of the end of Golden gate park in San Francisco. This part of the park has an amazing view of the ocean.

Title: B&W Golden gate park beach
Location:San Francisco, California
Camera:Mamiya RB67
Lens:50 mm f/4.5


This is a tree in Golden gate park. I love how the highlights in this image glow.

Title: B&W Golden gate park glowing tree
Location:San Francisco, California
Camera:Mamiya RB67
Lens:110 mm f/2.8


I took this photo of the bay bridge with a wide angle lens.

Title: B&W bay bridge
Location:San Francisco, California
Camera:Mamiya RB67
Lens:45MM F/2.8

Ventura Botanical Gardens


I took a walk through the Ventura botanical gardens at sunset. Take a look into the ocean.

Title: Take a look into the ocean
Location: Ventura, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


The clouds look beautiful over the city. I love this little beach town.

Title: Little beach town
Location: Ventura, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


The sunset turned the mountains a glowing purple red color.

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


As the sun went down the sky turned bright orange and red. It looks amazing behind the Father Serra Cross.

Title: Father Serra Cross save the burning sky
Location: Ventura, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


The sun works hard all day long. I took this photo right after the sunset.

Title: The sun works hard all day
Location: Ventura, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


This is the last picture I got before it got dark. Fiery colors in the sky silhouettes in the trees.

Title: Silhouettes in the trees
Location: Ventura, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Orange Flowers


This is a collection of orange flowers. This first picture is of a abutilon victor reiter flower stamen.

Title: Abutilon victor reiter flower stamen
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D700
Lens: 105.0 mm f/2.8


This is an abutilon orange hot flower. It’s a beautiful exotic hibiscus.

Title: Orange hot flower
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D700
Lens: 105.0 mm f/2.8


This is another abutilon victor reiter flower. Hummingbirds love this flower.

Title: Abutilon victor reiter flower
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D700
Lens: 105.0 mm f/2.8


I love Bougainvillea flowers I find them all over southern california. The bright orange and pinks in this flower are beautiful

Title: Bougainvillea #3
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D700
Lens: 105.0 mm f/2.8

Hummingbird and Flowers


Purple California wild flowers in bloom.

Title: Purple flower in bloom
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 105.0 mm f/2.8


Up close photo of pink flowers.

Title: Pink flower petals
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 105.0 mm f/2.8


Hummingbird feeding on flowers.

Title: Hummingbird
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 300.0 mm f/2.8


Macro of another pinkish-purple flower.

Title: pinkish-purple flower.
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 105.0 mm f/2.8

Yellow pincushion and Bougainvillea


This first picture is a yellow pincushion flower.

Title: Yellow pincushion
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D700
Lens: 105.0 mm f/2.8


Bougainvillea is a beautiful flower that loves the warm climate of Carpinteria California.

Title: Yellow orange Bugainvillea
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D700
Lens: 105.0 mm f/2.8


This is another photo of bright orange Bougainvillea.

Title: Bright orange Bougainvillea
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D700
Lens: 105.0 mm f/2.8

Purple Flowers


I will always stop and take a photo of beautiful flowers. I would pick you from the garden.

Title: I would pick you
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Title: The mouth of a gentle flower.

Title: Purple flowers growing wild.

Santa Barbara Zoo


This is a male African Lion. In the wild male lions live for 10–14 years, in captivity they can live longer than 20 years.

Title: Male African lion
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


This is a female African Lion. Female lions do most of the hunting together in a small group. I love the look on her face in this picture.

Title: Female African lion
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


This cat is a beautiful Snow Leopard. This snow leopards name is Zoe and she is a very playful cat.

Title: Snow leopard
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


An up close look at the eye of an Asian Elephant.

Title: Eye of an Asian Elephant
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


This is a Masai Giraffe. Every giraffe has a unique coat pattern, kind of like our fingerprints!

Title: Masai giraffe
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Macro Nature


A macro of bright green clovers. You can still see the morning dew on the clover.

Title: Green clovers
Location: Santa Cruz, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 105.0 mm f/2.8


A group of small orange mushrooms under a mossy log.

Title: Small orange mushrooms
Location: Santa Cruz, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 105.0 mm f/2.8


Macro of copper tone stonecrop orange succulent flowers.

Title: Copper stonecrop succulent
Location: Santa Cruz, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 105.0 mm f/2.8


Beautiful green fern in the early morning light.

Title: Green fern
Location: Santa Cruz, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 105.0 mm f/2.8


This is an amazing Banana slug. This is the second biggest species of slug.

Title: Banana slug
Location: Santa Cruz, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 105.0 mm f/2.8

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