The Lone Cypress

A symbol of strength, endurance and stability, no resident of Pebble Beach is more iconic than the Lone Cypress.  These trees are native to Carmel and Monterey and once blanketed Central California… but this single tree has defied the battles of elements that rage around it in the storms of winter, lightning of spring, erosion […]

Ocean’s Roar

I finally understand why Big Sur is called “the greatest meeting of land and sea in the world.”  I watched the sunset from Garrapata Beach and took my time to capture the huge surf crashing into the jagged rocks.  I was both humbled and intimidated by the size of the waves!  This was my favorite […]

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The buzz of insects is the only noise you hear on the grounds of the Carmelite Monastery in Carmel, California. The nuns maintain a complete vow of silence, a tradition since coming from Mount Carmel in the Holy Land to the California shores in 1602.  But they were nice enough to let me photograph their […]

tidefalls

McWay Falls in Julia Pfeiffer State Park, where surging water plunges 80 feet from granite cliffs into the ocean. Not easily accessible, this massive waterfall surges year round. Featured in Dr. Dre’s video for “I Need A Doctor.” San Francisco, Monterey, Carmel, Big Sur, California April 2013 – Click here to see the entire collection. […]

life on a distant planet

Ocean waves over Carmelo Formation.  Black rock of 55 million years ago peeks through the mist as the salty ocean spray attempts to play tricks on my camera.  I pack up my tripod and smile knowing that Ansel Adams walked this same shoreline with his camera. San Francisco, Monterey, Carmel, Big Sur, California April 2013 […]

love among the billows and the foam

San Francisco, Monterey, Carmel, Big Sur, California April 2013 – Click here to see the entire collection. If you like this photo, leave a comment or use the Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest buttons below. Thanks!

and the sea will rise

San Francisco, Monterey, Carmel, Big Sur, California April 2013 – Click here to see the entire collection. If you like this photo, leave a comment or use the Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest buttons below. Thanks!

devil’s cauldron

San Francisco, Monterey, Carmel, Big Sur, California April 2013 – Click here to see the entire collection. If you like this photo, leave a comment or use the Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest buttons below. Thanks!

redwoods

Muir Woods is home to some of the tallest trees in the world; some are over 1,000 years old.  The coastal Redwood trees were well worth the six mile morning hike! San Francisco, Monterey, Carmel, Big Sur, California April 2013 – Click here to see the entire collection. If you like this photo, leave a […]