My Photographic Journey Around America

Archive for January, 2015

LeConte Lodge

This is the LeConte Lodge in Yosemite National Park in California. It was built in 1903 in memory of Joseph LeConte, one of the founding members of The Sierra Club. It was Yosemite Valley’s first visitors center, but now serves as home to The Sierra Club in the valley.

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Half Dome Reflections

Half Dome in Yosemite National Park in California is my absolute favorite thing in the world. Here it is reflected in the very quiet Merced River.

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Fort Point and the Golden Gate Bridge

It is great to be back in San Francisco, and this is one of my favorite views of the Golden Gate Bridge. Fort Point was built in the 1850s to defend the San Francisco Bay, long before the bridge was even thought possible. Today, they combine for a nice photo opportunity.

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Coastal Sunset

This is the last drop of sunlight from my day off in Bodega Bay, California.

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A Sunset Gathering

This group has gathered to watch the sun set into the Pacific Ocean from Bodega Head here on the California coast.

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Surf’s Up

The surf is definitely up with waves tumbling in at 15 feet. It was a great day to be on the coast in Bodega Bay, California.

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Dusk In Bodega Bay

The sun is going down here in Bodega Bay and the sun is lighting up the beautiful cliffs of the California coast.

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Sunset Beach Tiki Bar

This is, I believe, a 1955 Chevy Nomad parked in front of Don the Beachcomber Tiki Bar in Sunset Beach, California. It just doesn’t get a whole lot more Southern California than that. I wish I could have better captured the beautiful glossy shine on this car.

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Balloon Bust

This is the Balloon Bust in Pacific Park in Santa Monica, California. I just liked the colors!

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Pacific Park Neon

I just love neon lights. This is the entrance to Pacific Park in Santa Monica, California.

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Ferris Wheel at Dusk

This is the Ferris wheel on the Santa Monica Pier in California right at dusk.

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California Sunset

This is the sun just before it dips below the horizon. I took this from the Santa Monica Pier in California. Sunset is still my favorite time of day.

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Sunset on the Pier

This is just before sunset, looking out at the end of the Santa Monica Pier here in California. This is where I spent my very first night in California 15 years ago. It hasn’t changed much. The same cannot be said of me.

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California Lifeguard Tower

This lifeguard tower is in Santa Monica, California. It is great to be back on the west coast!

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Death Valley Sunset

This is Golden Canyon in Death Valley National Park just before sunset. This time of day really brings out the gold color in the rocks. I really like this hike. The hiker in the far bottom left gives it some scale.

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Getting My Kicks

Even on a cloudy winter day, The Snow Cap on Historic Route 66 in Seligman, Arizona still makes me happy. I’ve been coming here for years, and it’s definitely worth the stop.

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Desert Skull

This was a shed deep in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona.

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Grand Canyon Sunrise

This was a spectacular, if cloudy, winter sunrise from Mather Point in Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. The colors were breathtaking.

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Morning at Mitten View

This is the East Mitten in Monument Valley, Arizona just before sunrise. It truly is a very special and magical place.

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Winter Morning in Monument Valley

This was about half an hour before sunrise here in Monument Valley, Arizona. The snow on this butte will let you know how chilly it was, but it certainly was beautiful as well.

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