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

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

Hiking Trail


I love hiking with my camera. This trail has a whole succulent garden with amazing plants. Ponytail palms are beautiful trees that flower in the spring.

Title: Ponytail palms landscape
Location: Ventura, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


The grass under this beautiful tree is carex praegracilis. It looks like waves of green grass.

Title: Carex praegracilis grass under a tree
Location: Ventura, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


This is a much smaller Ponytail palm with lots of different succulents around it.

Title: Small ponytail palm
Location: Ventura, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


This is near the end of the trail with lots of wild grasses.

Title: Trail of wild grass
Location: Ventura, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


Arch ways covered in vines are beautiful. A wonderful way to end a hike.

Title: Arch way covered in vines
Location: Ventura, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Kansas Prairie


I just went on a trip to Kansas. The best part of the trip was going to the tallgrass prairie national park. This is a beautiful old barn that is still standing at the park.

Title: Barn on the prairie
Location: Emporia, Kansas
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


The tall grass turns a golden red color in the fall. All the colors in this picture remind me of warm fall afternoons. Amber waves of grain is the perfect description of Kansas prairies.

Title: Tall prairie grass
Location: Emporia, Kansas
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


I love this picture of my parents walking along the trail in the tall grass prairie. It gives you a good idea of how vast and open the Kansas prairie is.

Title: Mother and Father
Location: Emporia, Kansas
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


A lonely tree in the wild grass lands. This was the largest tree along the trail we walked. If you are ever in Kansas go out to the prairie and spend some time thinking about the tallgrass prairie that once covered the North American continent, less than 4% remains.

Title: A lonely tree
Location: Emporia, Kansas
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

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

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

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