My September 2017 Photo of the Month is Great Beyond, an image photographed at Shell Beach near La Jolla Cove in San Diego. 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 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
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 October 2016 Photo of the Month is 16 San Elijo, a photograph I made in some unique weather at San Elijo State Beach in Encinitas. Continue reading
My August 2016 Photo of the Month is Wildflowers, Great Sand Dunes, Black and White. I made this image during the height of the monsoon season in Great Sand Dunes National Park. Continue reading
An Evening In Glamis
Glamis is well-known for off-highway vehicle hobbyists, but it can be a wonderful places for photographers as well. My Friend Alex Kunz and I decided to go out and do an evening and night landscape photo shoot in East San Diego County and Imperial County. This link will take you to Alex’s post on Pinyon Point in the Laguna Mountains. Here is my Pinyon Point blog post. Continue reading
My May 2016 Photo of the Month is El Cajon Mountain Last Light, a photograph made in San Diego County. Continue reading
My March 2016 Photo of the Month is Badwater Rainbow, an image made in Death Valley National Park during a storm. Continue reading