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

Snakes


Ribbonsnake’s have amazing colored stripes that run along the body.

Title: Ribbonsnake
Location: Los Osos, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


This Mexican Milk Snake has a color pattern alternating bands of white, black and red. “Red and black, friend of Jack; red and yellow kill a fellow.”

Title: Mexican Milk snake
Location: Los Osos, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


Red Corn snake is a small docile snake. He has beautiful orange colors. Corn snakes feed on rodents.

Title: Red Corn snake
Location: Los Osos, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


The Texas rat snake has a voracious appetite. This snake will typically bite if handled, though their bite is harmless.

Title Texas rat snake
Location: Los Osos, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


This Jungle carpet python has vibrant yellow and black markings. I think the carpet python is the most beautiful pythons in the world.

Title: Jungle carpet python
Location: Los Osos, 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

Liquid Pour and Splash


This is a group of liquid splash and pour photography that I did. Industrial photography can be a lot of fun. I love messing around with different liquids.

Title: Blue shot glass
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Title: Red liquid splash

Title: Dark purple splash

Title: Light purple liquid

Title: Crystal blue liquid

Beautiful Flowers


This is a White Gaura flower. I love the light pink and white colors in this flower. This ornamental plant can survive lengthy periods of drought.

Title: White Gaura flower
Location: Ventura, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


This flower is hanging from a small tree called Brugmansia. I love standing under the huge yellow flowers from the Brugmansia tree.

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


I love blue eyed daisy’s. They are part of the Osteosermum family. The steel-blue core and white petals are beautiful together.

Title: Steel-Blue eyed daisy
Location: Ventura, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


Pansy’s make me think of Alice and Wonderland. Red and yellow are an amazing color combination.

Title: Red and yellow pansy
Location: Ventura, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


Dahlia is a BIG pink flower. It’s native mainly in Mexico and Central America. The Sunset Pink color is beautiful.

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

Grassland


I love tall ornamental grasses. This is white feather pampas grass. I love how fluffy this grass is its beautiful in the afternoon light.

Title: White feather pampas grass
Location: Ventura, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


Purple Fountain grass is my favorite ornamental grass. I love the burgundy-red purple color of this grass. I like the lines the grass creates in this image.

Title: Burgundy purple fountain grass
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


Zebra grass is bright and bold colored. The green and yellow bands stand out against the darker green background. I love this rare and exotic grass.

Title: Yellow green zebra grass
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


Pennisetum alopecuroides is a small ornamental grass. It looks so fluffy in this picture. I love the golden and green colors.

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


This is another pic of Purple Fountain grass. The colors are not as bright in this image. I like the shapes the backlit grass creates in this picture.

Title: Wave of purple fountain grass
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

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