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moon & stars over Kent Lake

A strong magnetic storm on the sun combined with a subzero polar vortex sweeping through Michigan meant conditions were favorable for the Metro Detroit area to possibly view the Northern Lights!  This is a rare occurrence that happens about every 12-15 years.  I packed up my gear and braved -6° temps but Aurora Borealis never […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Lone Cypress in Black and White

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 […]

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Cypress

Native to the central coast of California, Monterey Cypress have become a regional icon. This one has survived erosion and lightning for almost 300 years. 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 […]

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twisted tree

One of the only trees on the hill to survive 200 years of lightning strikes and human encounters… by the Whalers Cabin, Point Lobos State Reserve. San Francisco, Monterey, Carmel, Big Sur, California April 2013 – Click here to see the entire collection.