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El Cajon Mountain Last Light by T.M. Schultze

May 2016 Photo of the Month: El Cajon Mountain Last Light

My May 2016 Photo of the Month is El Cajon Mountain Last Light, a photograph made in San Diego County. Continue reading

T.M. Schultze is a San Diego-based photographer, traveller, and writer. He writes, photographs, and draws things of the outdoors that have inspired humans for thousands of years. He co-authored the Photographer’s Guide to Joshua Tree Park which can be purchased here.

Awesome field of California poppies near the summit.

Volcan Mountain Storm Hiking

Volcan Mountain Storm Hiking

My friend Alex Kunz and I decided a storm was the perfect time to get out and make some images.  This time, we picked Volcan Mountain outside of Julian, California.  We hiked in from the fire road to the Five Oaks Trail before reaching the summit.  This is a collection of images from the hike.

As always, clicking on any of the images will launch a slideshow.

While making images in the fog is always a lot of fun, there were other highlights.  The manzanitas looked amazing in the rain, with a beautiful sheen from the precipitation.  It was a unique look.

We also experienced “tree rain.”  For the most part, it wasn’t raining while we were hiking.  However, there was an immense amount of water in the trees, so every time the wind kicked up, rain dropped on us from above.

While the wildflower season is over in the lower elevations, we were pleasantly surprised to find beautiful wildflowers in the 4,000 to 5,200 elevations on Volcan Mountain.  The lupine were huge, if not sparse.  And as luck would have it, Alex wanted to check out a side trail on the top and wondered what the source of the orange was in the distance.  I immediately knew we were looking at California Poppies.  I had no idea they could be found in San Diego County, but it was perfect habitat.  On the wet side of the mountain, on an undisturbed hillside, it reminded me of the poppies that grown on Figureroa Mountain where I had been only weeks before.  This was an excellent treat.

T.M. Schultze is a San Diego-based photographer, traveller, and writer. He writes, photographs, and draws things of the outdoors that have inspired humans for thousands of years. He co-authored the Photographer’s Guide to Joshua Tree Park which can be purchased here.

La Mesa Lumber by T.M. Schultze

May 2015 Photo of the Month: La Mesa Lumber

My May 2015 Photo of the Month is La Mesa Lumber, an image made at the Motor Transport Museum located in Campo, California. Continue reading

T.M. Schultze is a San Diego-based photographer, traveller, and writer. He writes, photographs, and draws things of the outdoors that have inspired humans for thousands of years. He co-authored the Photographer’s Guide to Joshua Tree Park which can be purchased here.

Santee Lakes Summer Monsoon by T.M. Schultze

Photography In San Diego Weather

Santee Lakes Summer Monsoon by T.M. Schultze

Santee Lakes Summer Monsoon by T.M. Schultze

Weather is tough to predict, even for meteorologists.  Landscape photographers have the challenging task of reading the weather and deciding when to get their gear out and when to wait for another day. Continue reading

T.M. Schultze is a San Diego-based photographer, traveller, and writer. He writes, photographs, and draws things of the outdoors that have inspired humans for thousands of years. He co-authored the Photographer’s Guide to Joshua Tree Park which can be purchased here.

Boundary Peak from Lake Domingo, by T.M. Schultze

May 2013 Photo of the Month: Boundary Peak From Lake Domingo

My May 2013 Photo of the Month is Boundary Peak From Lake Domingo, made in San Diego County’s East Region along the U.S.-Mexico boundary. Continue reading

T.M. Schultze is a San Diego-based photographer, traveller, and writer. He writes, photographs, and draws things of the outdoors that have inspired humans for thousands of years. He co-authored the Photographer’s Guide to Joshua Tree Park which can be purchased here.