Monthly Archives: December 2015

San Diego View From Iron Mountain

Best Photographs 2015

Best Photographs 2015

A couple of my local San Diego friends, Alex Kunz and Joseph Smith, have made their own Best of 2015 posts with 12 of their best images from this year.  This inspired me to look over my images and come up with a set of my best photographs 2015.  Presented below are some of my best images. 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.

Overlooked 2015 Photographs

Overlooked 2015 Photographs

I have a lot of overlooked 2015 photographs.  Much of this comes from taking the images but not getting around to processing them at home!  I get busy just like everybody, so I thought I would make this post and show a few that I have overlooked.

The Hungry Hippo

The Hungry Hippo

The Hungry Hippo in Joshua Tree National Park

This is a cool rock formation near Jaguar Rock in Joshua Tree National Park.  Curiously, this was the first time I photographed it.  This was just after sunrise in temperatures in the low 20s.

To me, this rock reminded me of the Hungry Hungry Hippos game from my childhood.

 

 

 

 

Storm Over Borrego Springs

Storm Over Borrego Springs

Storm Over Borrego Springs

This was a great photo day where I took a great image from the Borrego Springs overlook on S-22 of a rainbow, but I neglected to process many of the storm images from the valley floor.  The weather was very impressive on that day.

A Storm At The Motor Transport Museum

Motor Transport Museum

Motor Transport Museum

The Motor Transport Museum in Campo is such a unique place, with possibly hundreds of old decaying vehicles from brands I didn’t even know existed.  The San Diego Photo Club went there on a trip, when a storm hit, and I never got around to processing these images.  The vibrant colors with the moody cloud cover makes for a great contrast.  I need to revisit soon.

The Desert View Tower

Desert View Tower Old Highway 80

Desert View Tower Old Highway 80

I have always ignored this place, although it is an important landmark for my Old Highway 80 Photography Project.

This was the last stop along US Route 80 before it descended the In-Ko-Pah Gorge to the Imperial Valley.  The road ends here, but concrete remnants follow Myer Creek all the way to the town of Ocotillo.

I have many more overlooked images, but I thought this selection would make for a nice post.

Thank you for reading, and I hope you enjoy the images!

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.

My Artistic Heroes

My Artistic Heroes

Above my desk, I have a photo wall with these 9 photos.  I use it to remind me what artists can really accomplish when they have the focus and determination to be great.  I can’t say I can do anything in this life to match their accomplishments, but I can use the ideals from their success to make me a stronger and more focused artist. 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.

Reflective Clouds, Santee Lakes, by T.M. Schultze

Right Outside My Front Door

Right Outside My Front Door

Amazing light over Cowles Mountain at Santee Lakes

Amazing light over Cowles Mountain at Santee Lakes

I am privileged to live next door to Santee Lakes, which I have mentioned numerous times.  It is a great place for walking, wildlife, and peace. 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.

Christmas In Joshua Tree

Christmas Eve Moonrise Joshua Tree

Christmas Eve Moonrise Joshua Tree

Christmas Eve Moonrise Joshua Tree

Christmas Eve Moonrise Joshua Tree

Christmas Eve Moonrise Joshua Tree is my newest image taken from my 9th consecutive year camping in Joshua Tree National Park. 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.

Sunrise From Mastodon Peak, by T.M. Schultze

Christmas Eve From Joshua Tree

Christmas Eve From Joshua Tree

Christmas Eve From Joshua Tree

Christmas Eve From Joshua Tree

Spending Christmas in Joshua Tree National Park is a personal tradition for me.  On that note, I will be out in the park on the 24th and 25th, so I am showing this image from last year’s Christmas morning in Joshua Tree. 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.

Round Mountain Clearing Storm

Round Mountain Clearing Storm

Round Mountain Clearing Storm

Round Mountain Clearing Storm

Round Mountain Clearing Storm

Round Mountain Clearing Storm was the result of a November trip to East County San Diego when a storm was clearing. 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 Overlook December 20

Santee Lakes Overlook December 20

Santee Lakes Overlook December 20, 2015

Santee Lakes Overlook December 20

Santee Lakes Overlook December 20

I made this Santee Lakes Overlook December 20 image while celebrating the holidays with my daughter.  She gave me about five minutes to head out my front door and make this image at sunset. 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.

Trinidad Sign From Simpson's Rest

Trinidad Sign Simpson’s Rest

Trinidad Sign Simpson’s Rest

Trinidad Sign Simpson's Rest

Trinidad Sign Simpson’s Rest

Photographing the Trinidad Sign at Simpson’s Rest was a lot of fun.  Each day spending the holidays with my family in Trinidad, Colorado, I climbed the City’s iconic overlook called Simpson’s Rest.  This bluff was named after an early resident named George Simpson. 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.

Fishers Peak Sunset

Fishers Peak Sunset

Fishers Peak Sunset

Fishers Peak Sunset

Fishers Peak Sunset from Trinidad, Colorado

Fishers Peak Sunset is another image I made this week from my parent’s home in Trinidad, Colorado.  The light was beautiful, and this was the last bit of light that existed before the evening. 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.