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.