Wildflowers, Great Sand Dunes, Black and White
Sunrise Victory by T.M. Schultze
Location: Joshua Tree National Park
Santee Rocks Spring
Ponder The Beyond
Sunset, Moon, Venus, at La Jolla Shores
Location: Oceanside, CA
This photo was taken during a freak, rare, summer storm in San Diego County. This photograph was indeed made on my birthday. That day, I attended the wedding of two very good friends. I am not the dancing type, so I left and made my way to the coast as quickly as possible. It was incredible to watch the sky light up as the sun retreated. These moments are inspirational.
Sunset at Washington Park
Mt. Baker Sunset
Location: Mount Baker National Recreation Area, Washington
Deception Pass Sunset
Location: Deception Pass State Park, Washington
Downtown Seattle, Jose Rizal Park
Surfer Sunset Cliffs
Storm Over Two Colorado Divides
Both mountain ranges in this images are the Colorado Divide. The headwaters of the Colorado River quietly begins between the two ranges.
Title: Hidden Cave
Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California
This hidden location hosts some of the best and most elaborate pictographs in all of Joshua Tree National Park. This is a protected location. Park Service Rangers will likely not acknowledge it's existence if you ask. They almost certainly will not tell you where to find it.
Rock art preservation vs. public knowledge is a serious debate these days. Joshua Tree National Park hosts a wide variety of petroglyphs, pictographs, and other rock art throughout the park. Some locations have sustained significant damage. The increased popularity of Joshua Tree has made this an even bigger issue.
I will not reveal this location to anybody who asks under any circumstances.
New Year's Day 2010
Title: New Year's Day 2010
Year Taken: 2010
Location: Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, San Diego, California
This was literally one of the greatest sunsets of my life. Ross Rock is one of my favorite locations to photograph in San Diego, and I distinctly remember the clouds setting up perfectly, the light beginning to reflect, and the anticipation growing for what was truly an unforgettable experience.
False Kiva, Winter
Title: False Kiva, Winter
Year Taken: 2010
Perfect Evening At Home
Location: Santee Lakes Recreation Area, Santee, CA
East Wetlands Sunrise
East Wetlands Sunrise
Location: East Wetlands, Colorado River, Yuma, Arizona
I was visiting my Grandmother when she suggested we get up at 4 AM to visit the East Wetlands just inside the Yuma Gateway along the Colorado River. The reason for the early wake-up was to avoid the stifling Summer heat, which was even worse with monsoonal moisture and its associated humidity.
Monsoonal weather makes for great light though, and the sunrise was truly amazing. It was incredible to be able to experience this wondrous light with my Grandmother, who can still walk and hike. This was a truly memorable morning for both of us.
Must of the East Wetlands was decimated by agricultural runoff that caused much of the soil to be salinated and inhospitable to most of the native vegetation. A huge project to desalinate the soil and plant vegetation has resulted in a beautiful landscape that supports the Colorado River and its associated flora and fauna.
T.M. Schultze is a San Diego Fine Art Landscape Photographer, traveller, and writer, covering the local region and beyond. His favorite subjects include our United States National Parks and other protected public lands.
Me At Joshua Tree's Hilltop View
Photographing at Zabriskie Point, 2007
Photograph Made: 2007 by Jeremy Long (www.jlongphoto.com)
Photographing Sunrise at Zabriskie Point in Death Valley National Park
Me, East Butte Borrego Mountain, Anza Borrego
Me, Pictographs, Joshua Tree
Me, Garnet Mountain
Me, 2016, Garnet Mountain
Me, Calcite Mine, Anza Borrego
2017 Calcite Mine, Middle Fork Palm Wash
Me, Sunset, Hilltop View, Joshua Tree