Wednesday, August 26, 2009

My Photo of the Week: Telluride, Colorado









Originally a 4500 acre sheep ranch in the Deep Creek Mesa, near Telluride, lies the Aldasoro Ranch. Located under the grand view of the San Sophia Ridge in the San Juan Mountains, these original ranch buildings are long abandoned, but remain as part of the landscape. My friend, Mark Waldron, one of the best photographers alive, brought me here last week, and seeing this unique place immediately captured my imagination. I couldn't stop wondering what it was like to live in such natural beauty a hundred years ago. This country is big. This part of the country is also big in rich heritage of mining towns, colorful characters, and ranches in the midst of breathtaking canyons, valleys, mesas, and high jagged mountains. See more photographs of mountain scenes at outdoorscenics.com and stop by the Outdoor Scenics booth at the 24th annual Pacific Coast Fog Fest on September 26 and 27th in Pacifica, California. For more information about the Fog Fest, see pacificcoastfogfest.com.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

My Photo of the Week: Angry Surf








Some days at the famous surfing beaches on the North Shore of Oahu are just not great for surfing. But they can be spectacular for spotting and photographing some of the most angry, churning, complex waves you will ever see. Sunset Beach was closed to surfers on this day, but that didn't stop the surf from showing its full power and force. See more photographs of Hawaii and other scenes of power and force a
t outdoorscenics.com. Stop by the 24th Pacific Coast Fog Fest on September 26 and 27th, and visit the Outdoor Scenics Photography booth. For more information about the Fog Fest, see pacificcoastfogfest.com.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

My Photo of the Week: Just Before Sunset






Just before sunset at Sharp Park in Pacifica, California, all the colors become bathed in warm light, and intensify as the light begins to dim. As seen in this photo, "Sharp Park Evening," the highly textured, wind blown coastal cyprus trees take on an orange glow and stand in contrast to a smooth blanket of rich green turf on the golf course. No matter how active and busy this area is earlier in the day, the scene reclaims its quiet strength and beauty at the close of the day.

Pacifica is also home to the very popular annual Pacific Coast Fog Fest. Now in it's 24th year, on September 26 and 27th, stop by and visit the Outdoor Scenics Photography booth. For more information about the Fog Fest, see www.pacificcoastfogfest.com. More photos of Pacifica, the Pacific Coast, and other unique scenes of California and the world can be seen at outdoorscenics.com.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

My Photo of the Week: It's a walled, walled world









People do strange things in the name of progress. Some old buildings in San Francisco go back to the turn of the century. South of Market, in the South Beach district, many of these brick buildings have been rehabilitated while retaining remnant character from the past. In "Window On The Walled," what was once likely a view of the San Francisco waterfront, a bustling hub of commercial activity, is now a window to nowhere. Does this inspire you? Do you still find beauty in this? This scene inspires me as an interesting subject in color, light, texture, and uniqueness. But I'm equally disappointed that the window has been closed. See more inspired photos at outdoorscenics.com.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

My Photo of the Week









Sometimes the beauty of nature is enhanced by the work of man. The Club Regina in Cabo San Lucas is a place of man made beauty. It's architecture, colors, and location at the beautiful Sea of Cortez, clear sunny days, warm and pleasant evenings with gentle breezes inspired me as a photographer to capture scenes that displayed visual intensity and excitement. At the end of this day, when the guests have left the pool, only the elements, man made and natural, remained in a proud stature of harmony. See more photos of Cabo San Lucas and other areas of beauty and color at my website: outdoorscenics.com.

Monday, July 13, 2009

My Photo of the Week









Sharp Park golf course is located next to the ocean in Pacifica, California. It opened in 1932, and was designed by famous golf course designer, Alister Mackenzie, best known for designing the Augusta National Golf Course, where the Masters Tournament is played. I walk by this golf course almost every morning, and as the weather conditions are always changing, the scene is always different. On this particular morning, as the sun began to light the fairways through the morning fog, everything felt soft and peaceful, and washed in equally soft but rich color. Morning photography is so rewarding! See more photos of the Pacific Coast and other areas at my website: outdoorscenics.com.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

My Photo of the Week









July 4th weekend: Heading North on Highway 89 from Truckee, about halfway to Sierraville, I came across this falling down barn and cattle pen. I was inspired by contrasts of color and texture and the vertical elements of trees, barn siding, fence posts, and grass against the expanse of the sky, hills, meadow, and fence line. The scene, in the open meadow of a working cattle ranch, is near the banks of the Little Truckee River which meanders along the base of the mountains in the background.
See more photos of the Sierra foothills and Lake Tahoe region at my website: outdoorscenics.com.