Autumn is only a few weeks away and I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the Summers in Joshua Tree. Continue reading
My August 2017 Photo of the Month is August Mushroom, an image made during monsoon conditions along San Diego County’s Sunrise Highway.
I went with my friend Tom Applegate to a trip up the Laguna Crest on Sunrise Highway, my favorite road in San Diego County. We chased this one picturesque cloud for a couple hours. It started as a booming cumulonimbus cloud, and as the afternoon progressed, the win beat it up and spread it apart.
People have been studying and describing clouds for thousands of years, and starting with Alfred Stieglitz, they have been photographing them.
Some might quibble that this image doesn’t have a foreground. I hear this a lot from photographers. I tend to agree with what I have read from Bruce Barnbaum, who I will paraphrase by saying that a foreground should only exist if it adds to the image. In this case, with the principle subject being a beautiful cloud formation over the Laguna Mountain hillside, I think an endless search for a foreground would detract from the image.
A foreground for the sake of a foreground is mechanical and robotic, not art.
I also processed this photograph in black and white. I liked both, but after showing both images to my good friend Alex Kunz, he thought the color was better because the red and gold hillside better illustrated the month of August.
As always, thank you for reading, and I hope you enjoy the image.
My July 2017 Photo of the Month is Kwaaymii Point Monsoon, taken in the Laguna Mountains East of San Diego. Continue reading
My June 2017 Photo of the Month is Ridge Renewal, a photograph made in Palomar Mountain State Park in North San Diego County. Continue reading
My May 2017 Photo Of The Month is Sandstone Butte, a black-and-white image made in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Continue reading
So why would my good friend Jeremy Long and I venture into Joshua Tree National Park in the afternoon heat? Chasing down arches would be the reason. See below for a gallery of images taken in the Coxcomb Rocks area of Joshua Tree National Park. Continue reading
My April 2017 Photo Of The Month is Ponder The Beyond, an image made in Sunset Cliffs Natural Park here in San Diego. Continue reading
My March 2017 Photo Of The Month is Santee Rocks Spring, taken near my home in Santee, California. Continue reading
My February 2017 Photo Of The Month is Fog Bow, an image made in Joshua Tree National Park. Continue reading