Root-like channels in the sand


I love how the water creates root-like channels in the sand on the beach.

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


The water flows around the rocks like rivers flow around mountains.

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


Wind, sand and water create some of the most beautiful nature patterns.

Title: Wind, water and sand
Location: Port Hueneme, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


It’s amazing how the pattern in the sand looks just like the sun.

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

Light Painting Nudes


I love experimenting with long exposures and different lights. I used a flashlight and a 30second shutter speed for this set of photos.

Title: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
Location: Ventura, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


The long exposure allowed me to show movement in both the light and body.

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


I love the shapes created by the light and shadows in this last photo.

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

Trees of California


This is a group of trees from all over California.

Title: Joshua tree
Location: 15 freeway, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

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

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

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

Hoover dam 2


This is a photo of the Hoover dam bypass and the colorado river.

Title: Hoover dam bypass
Location: Hoover dam, Arizona
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


This is the clock on the Arizona side.

Title: Arizona time
Location: Hoover dam, Arizona
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


This iconic statue is a beautiful representation of the energy of the Hoover dam.

Title: Winged Figures of the Republic
Location: Hoover dam, Nevada
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


This is a close up of the Winged Figures of the Republic’s feet. People rub the feet of the statue for good luck.

Title: Golden feet
Location: Hoover dam, Nevada
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Paris hotel las vegas


We had a nice view of the Paris hotel.

Title: Room with a view
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


This is a beautiful archway at the Paris hotel.

Title: Arc De Triomphe
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


Looking up at the Paris building in Las Vegas.

Title: Paris in Vegas
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Title: Paris and Ballys
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Rain clouds in the desert


On the drive from las vegas back to los angeles a rain storm was approaching the dry desert.

Title: Desert bush
Location: 15 freeway, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


The different colors in this mountain are beautiful.

Title: Desert landscape
Location: 15 freeway, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


Mountains have a way of distorting your sense of distance. Desert mountains appear so close, yet so far away.

Title: Dappled mountain light
Location: 15 freeway, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


The dark rain clouds hug the mountains as the storm quickly moves into the desert.

Title: Rain clouds hug the mountains
Location: Route 18 highway, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Hoover dam


This was my first time at the Hoover dam. This is the Nevada side turbine tower.

Title: Nevada time
Location: Hoover dam, Nevada
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


The water at the hoover dam is extremely low right now. This photo is of the Arizona side turbine towers.

Title: Arizona turbines
Location: Hoover dam, Arizona
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


The Colorado river is beautiful against the canyon.

Title: Colorado river under the Hoover dam
Location: Hoover dam, Arizona
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


This photo gives you a good idea of how HUGE the hover dam is. The people standing on the dam look like ants.

Title: Hoover dam from the bypass
Location: Hoover dam, Nevada
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Beach patterns


The patterns in the sand and sky look the same.

Title: A little slice of sea
Location: Port Hueneme, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


I love the shadows created by the beach dunes.

Title: Beach dune shadow
Location: Port Hueneme, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


Beautiful reflection of the sky in the marsh.

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


A biker made a perfect path right into the sand dunes.

Title: Smoky sand dune
Location: Port Hueneme, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Abstract macro beach


This palm tree root looks a lot like a spine.

Title: Spine of a tree
Location: Port Hueneme, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


The wind on the beach carves patterns in the sand.

Title: Wind sand patterns
Location: Port Hueneme, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


Smooth rocks on the beach.

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


I love the simple sandy beach colors in this photo.

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

Don’t litter! Balloons Blow


If you see trash or litter on the beach please pick it up.

Title: Up close sand dune
Location: Port Hueneme, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


The ocean and sky are dark from the big rain clouds.

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


I took this photo to make people more aware of “Balloons Blow” it’s an amazing non-profit organization created to provide information & educate others of the dangerous effects balloon releases have on wildlife & the environment. Please check out the website for more info.

Balloonsblow

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


It’s dark under the pier after the sunset.

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

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