Up close La jolla canyon plantlife


I wanted to show how damaged all the native plant life is from the springs fire. Each leaf has been burned in a unique way.

Title: Circle of life
Location: Pt. Mugu State Park, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


Most of the branches are black and full of ash from the fire just like this one.

Title: Ash inside
Location: Pt. Mugu State Park, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


Under the burned black skin is still living and healthy plants that are starting to grow back. Its beautiful how resilient life can be.

Title: New skin
Location: Pt. Mugu State Park, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


I love the colors in this last photo. The leafs on this bush might be scorched but the plant is far from dead.

Title: Scorched leaf
Location: Pt. Mugu State Park, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Winter beach living


The santa monica mountains look beautiful off in the distance.

Title: Where the mountains meet the sea
Location: Port Hueneme, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


The sunset is shining through the waves on a cloudy winter day.

Title: Beach life is the only life for me
Location: Port Hueneme, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


Beach living is the best. I love spending warm winter days on the beach.

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


This rock and the wind are creating a pattern in the sand.

Title: Patterns in the sand
Location: Port Hueneme, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Long exposure ocean


I love the simple fluid abstract feel of the water in this photo. The winter sunset on the California coast is a beautiful peach color.

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


The dark ocean water is a lovely contrast to the bright orange sky.

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


Minimalist seascapes at sunset.

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


I took this last photo after the sun set.

Title: After the sunset
Location: Port Hueneme, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Microscopic photography


Microscopy is my favorite scientific photography. I love mixing liquids into crystal microscope slides. Using polarized light increases contrast and brings out the color variations in each specimen. I hope you enjoy this collection of colorful microscopy photos.
Specimen- Citric acid crystal #1.

Location: Santa Barbara, California
Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens: Microscope


Specimen- Citric acid crystal #2.

Location: Santa Barbara, California
Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens: Microscope


Specimen- Caffeine crystal #1.

Location: Santa Barbara, California
Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens: Microscope


Specimen- Caffeine crystal #2.

Location: Santa Barbara, California
Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens: Microscope


Specimen- Tartaric crystal.

Location: Santa Barbara, California
Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens: Microscope

Gorgeous southern California coast in the winter


The southern California coast is gorgeous year round. It’s 5 days before christmas and lots of surfers are taking advantage of this beautiful day.

Title: Slow down and enjoy the sea
Location: Port Hueneme, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


The sky is a beautiful blue today. I love the amazing patterns in the clouds created by the 60 sec exposure.

Title: Ghost in the clouds
Location: Port Hueneme, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


The sky is breathtaking against the dark ocean.

Title: Footsteps in the sand
Location: Port Hueneme, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


There‚Äôs something mystical about the beach that I can’t get enough of.

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

Pacific coast seascape


A ray of sunshine peeking through the clouds onto the pacific ocean, turning the water a silver color.

Title: Ray of sunshine peeking through the clouds
Location: Pt. Mugu State Park, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Title: A crooked, winding, lonesome trail burned by the heat of a wildfire


Atop a 1200ft mountaintop looking out onto the ocean creates a beautiful illusion.

Title: Ocean illusion


I love this last photo looking out through the canyon. The sun is just starting to set turning the sky a pale orange color.

Title: Looking through the canyon

Port Hueneme pier


The Port Hueneme beach park was beautiful today. I hope you enjoy this collection of seascapes.

Title: Silhouette of Anacapa island
Location:Port Hueneme, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Title: Dark blue sunset by the pier

Title: Blue sky reflection

Title: Under the pier silhouette

Ray Miller overlook trail


The Ray Miller trail overlook’s the pacific coast highway. This photo was taken at the top of the trail you can see the Anacapa islands and Point Mugu off in the distance.

Title: Distant island
Location: Pt. Mugu State Park, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


This second photo was also taken at the top of the trail looking south towards Catalina island.

Title: Looking south
Location: Pt. Mugu State Park, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


I love the shapes of the burned brush in this photo.

Title: Shapes in the burned brush
Location: Pt. Mugu State Park, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


This last photo is my favorite. I love the contrast between the boney mountain and the beautiful cloudy sky.

Title: Boney mountain
Location: Pt. Mugu State Park, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Black & White day hike


The Ray Miller overlook trail is still showing a lot of burn damage from the Springs Fire. This first photo is the remains of the trailhead sign.

Title: Remains of the trailhead sign
Location: Pt. Mugu State Park, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


Nearly all of the vegetation in the park burned. No one knows how long it will all take to grow back.

Title: Dead vegetation
Location: Pt. Mugu State Park, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


All of the 70 miles of hiking trails look just like this photo.

Title: The lush green brush has all burned
Location: Pt. Mugu State Park, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


I love this last shot it shows the dramatic change in the landscape.

Title: Fire on the hillside
Location: Pt. Mugu State Park, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

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