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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.

Portfolio Archive

Portfolio Archive

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creek bixby canyon bridge Black and White Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Blanding blm blood moon blossom valley blue hen falls blue heron bonobo boquillas del carmen border border fence borrego mountain borrego springs boston botanical building Boulevard boundary peak brandywine falls bridalveil falls bridge bridge to nowhere bridges british columbia broad art museum broken hill bryce canyon buckhorn canyon buckhorn draw pictograph panel buckman springs buckman springs bottling plant buildings buildings architecture bureau of land management buttermilk falls bw c-block c-monument cabrillo canyon cactus calf canyon california california poppies california riding and hiking trail california tower calle christobal calypso cascades campo canada canyon canyon sin nombre canyonlands canyons cap rock capitol reef national park captive wildlife Capulin Volcano National Monument carl helmick carlin voyles Carlsbad Caverns National Park carrizo creek carrizo gorge cascade falls castlerock catamaran cathedral rocks cedar creek falls cedar falls Cedar Mesa cedar mountain cellphone photo cemetery central california chaco chaco national historic park Channel Islands National Park chaparral charles covington checkerboard mesa children’s pool chino canyon chiricahua national monument cholla cactus garden cholla garden chris horn christine falls christmas church cibola national wildlife refuge city nightscape cityscapes clearing storm cleveland metroparks cleveland national forest cliff dwellings cliffs clock tower clouds coast coast range Coastal coastal california coaster color colorado colorado national monument colorado river columbus comet concerts condor gulch coronado coronado bridge coronado islands coronado tidelands park cottonwood springs cottonwood tree coxcomb arch coxcomb mountains coxcomb rocks coyote Crater Lake National Park crawford overlook creek creeks crescent moon cross crystal pier curves Cuyahoga Valley National Park cuyahoga valley scenic railroad cuyamaca cuyamaca peak cuyamaca rancho state park dale house dale yerton dark hollow falls daylight pass daytime dead horse point death valley death valley national park debora house-covington december deception pass state park deer del mar mesa delicate arch descanso desert desert view tower devils cornfield devils garden diablo dropoff diamond solstice pictograph panel dinosaur print dinosaur window double arch double vigil golf classic downingia bella downtown downtown san diego dry lake ducks dusk east butte east county east lansing east wetlands eastern san diego county eastern sierras eclipses edges edith creek egret el cajon el cajon blvd el cajon boulevard el cajon mountain el capitan el monte flume trail el monte valley el prado el prado bridge Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum emerald plaza emery county encinitas equivalents escalante evening Fall fall color false kiva Family farm lane fatali fence fences fiesta island figueroa mountain film fire fire falls fires fishers peak flamingos fleet foxes flowers fog fogbow formations fort rosecrans foster point fountain freeway frosty burger frozen fruit of temptation fruita gallup garnet peak garrett’s arch gas works park gateway gila cliff dwellings national monument gila river glacier point glamis gliderport glow goat canyon goblin valley god-rays Grand Canyon grand canyon national park grand junction grand staircase escalante granite mountain Great Basin National Park great falls of tinkers creek great gallery great hunt petroglyph panel great sand dunes Great Sand Dunes National Park green guadalupe mountains national park hale farm half dome harbor heartbreak rock heroes hidden cave high desert high noon pictographs highway 1 highway 160 highway 163 highway 188 highway 62 highway 79 highway 94 highwood lake hillcrest hills hillside hilltop view hippo historic hocking hills holi festival hollenbeck canyon holy ghost horizontal horseshoe canyon horsetail falls hospitals reef House On Fire huckaby trail hummingbird humphreys by the bay hurricane ridge imperial county imperial dunes recreation area imperial sand dunes imperial valley impressionistic in-ko-pah park indie rock indigo lake infrared interpretive interstate 8 invasive species inyo national forest iphone iridescent clouds Iron Mountain island in the sky Islands Islets jacumba jacumba hot springs january jeannie house jeep jeremy long jeremys arch Joe’s Valley Reservoir john muir trail jose rizal park joshua tree Joshua Tree National Park joshua trees julian jumbo rocks juniper and monolith kathlene house-taylor kensington keys view Kings Canyon National Park kofa national wildlife refuge kristan wagner kwaaymii point la jolla la jolla cove la jolla shores la push la sal mountains la veta ladder creek falls laguna mountains lake lake 2 lake ann lake cuyamaca lake domingo lake henshaw lake hodges lake roosevelt lakes lakeside lands run landscape landscape arch landscape orientation landscapes Lassen Volcanic National Park ledges leveque tower lifeguard tower light lighthouses lightning lines little italy lizard lone cypress lone pine peak long exposure los terrinitos low desert low tide lower antelope canyon lucinda street luna lunar eclipse lupine manly beacon Manti-La Sal National Forest manzanita maps marble canyon marine layer mars mastodon mine mastodon peak may mckittrick canyon mcphaul bridge me meadow meadows medano creek meditation memorial memorial day merced river mesa arch mesa grande road Mesa Verde National Park mesquite sand dunes metate arch meteor mexico michigan michigan state michigan state university middle peak midgely bridge midgley bridge milky way millers garage mines mira mesa mission bay mission trails mission trails regional park mission valley moab mobius arch modern equivalents mojave trails molen reef monochrome monsoon monterey monterey cypress monument canyon moon moon dog moonhouse moonrise morning motor transport museum mount soledad Mountain mountain springs mountains mt baker mt helix mt rainier mt rainier national park mt san jacinto state park mt shuksan mt soledad mt soledad national veterans memorial mud caves muddy mountain wilderness Mule Canyon museum museum of man music myer creek myrtle falls National Monuments national park national park service National Parks national veterans memorial natural bridge neighborhood signs nevada new mexico new river new river gorge new year’s day newhalem night night photography night sky night sky photography nightscape nightscapes nine mile canyon no surf beach noac noac geo museum nooksack river normal heights north cascades North Cascades National Park north dome north fork north lake north park north window northwest nps oa Oak Creek Oak Creek Canyon Oak tree oak trees ocean ocean beach ocean beach pier ocean to ocean bridge oceanside oceanside festival of color oceanside festival of colors oceanside pier ocotillo october ohio ohlson house old highway 80 old highway 95 old man’s cave old roads old sunrise highway olympic national park orange ghosts orcas island order of the arrow oregon organ pipe cactus national monument other out of focus overcrossing overlooks pacific pacific beach pacific coast highway pacific crest trail pacific ocean paddling page painted desert palm springs palm springs aerial tramway palm trees palm wash palomar mountain palomar mountain state park pan-starrs panning pano panorama panoramic park park and ride lot 29 park butte parks pct peak 2 peak gondola pebble beach pelicans penasquitos canyon penasquitos creek peninsula penny pines trail people petco park petrified forest national park petroglyph pfeiffer arch pfeiffer beach Phantom Ship Island philmont philmont scout ranch Photo Of The Month picacho picacho peak state park picking pictograph piers pine trees pine valley pinnacles national park pinto basin pinyon pine pinyon pines pinyon point plane plank road plant life playa plaza de panama pleasant valley point lobos Point Lobos State Reserve point loma point of arches point sur point sur lighthouse polaroid pond portrero potholes poway preserve primates pueblo bonito rabbit racetrack railroads rain season rainbow rainy lake ranching rancho bernardo rays red mountain red mountain pass redrock redwood national and state parks redwood trees reef reflection lakes reflections rei ribbonwood richard covington richfield coliseum ridge ridges rio grande ripon river Rivers riverside county council roads rock art rock formations rocks rocky mountain national park rokinon rose canyon ross lake ross rock rough fire round mountain route 101 route 550 ruins rusty truck Ryan Ranch saguaro national park Salmon Creek Falls salt cedar san andreas rift valley san diego san diego and arizona eastern railway san diego bay san diego coaster san diego county San Diego County 100 Peaks san diego river san diego river trail san diego zoo san elijo san jacinto peak san juan islands san juan mountains san rafael swell sand sand dunes sandstone falls santa barbara county santee santee boulders santee lakes santee lakes recreation preserve sarah house-duncan sawtooth mountains scenic scenic view schultze scorpius arch scripps fountain scripps pier sea sea stack sea stacks sea world seal seascapes seaside state beach seattle second beach second wave section w4n section w4s sedona september Sequoia National Park sequoia trees service project shadows shell beach shelter island shenandoah national park shi shi beach shows side canyons sierra del carmen sierras signal hill signs silver bell mine simpson rest sky skyfire skyscrapers slab rock pictograph panel sloan canyon slot canyons small format smoke snakes snow snowy egret socal sol duc falls solar eclipse solstice marker south river southern california Southern Colorado space needle spanish peaks spica spire spring stacey house-salinas staircase star trails starburst stars state parks steel wool stephenson point stonewall peak storm Stormy stovepipe wells streams street photography sulphur summer sun-rays sunburst sunflowers sunkissed sunny sunny day sunnymead sunrays sunrise sunrise highway sunset sunset beach sunset cliffs sunset cliffs natural park sunset peak sunset trail sunstars surf surfer survey monument tabletop reef tahquitz lodge tall trees grove tamarack tamarisk tecate peak temple rock tent tern texas Thanksgiving the boulevard the brunette lady the bullfrog the red lady pictograph panel the slot the sphinx the wave thom yorke thors hammer tidelands park tierrasanta tiger tilt-shift tony gwynn toroweap torrey pines torrey pines state preserve toucan tourism tracy schultze traffic traffic lights trail trains trams tree trees trinidad triumph arch tucson mountain district turkey flats Twilght twilight union building united states university heights upper cathedral lake upper falls urban sprawl utah valley of fire valley view velvia vermillion cliffs vermillion cliffs national monument vernal falls vernal pool view vigil honor village virginia Volcan Mountain volcanic volcanic landscape volcano wall street mill Wasatch Plateau washington washington park washington pass Water waterfalls waves weather wedding west temple west virginia wetlands wheeler peak whipps ledges whistler wildflowers wildlife wildwood glen lane willet wilson canyon wind windansea windansea beach window windstone winter wonderland ranch yosemite yucca yuma zabriskie point zapata falls zion national park

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.

Mt. Baker Sunset by T.M. Schultze

Northwest Images

Northwest Images

Images from the Northwest United States, principally the states of Washington and Oregon.  Click on any of the images below to view the gallery slideshow.

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.

Cuyahoga Inn Train Pass, by T.M. Schultze

Back East 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.

San Diego Images

About San Diego Images

I moved to San Diego in 1997 from the Inland Empire.  After I finished my Bachelor’s Degree at San Diego State University, I decided to stay.

San Diego has a diverse and unique landscape that makes it an amazing place to call home in between my travels.  This is a selection of images from San Diego and its surrounding areas.

Eventually I will retire, and I do want to travel and move frequently.  San Diego has been very good to me and I look forward to being here for many years to come.

East County San Diego

You may be familiar with what we call East County, which is the area East of San Diego and its major suburbs.  It is a thrilling place to hike and photograph, and I have made a separate gallery for those 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.

Second Wave by T.M. Schultze

Arizona

Selected favorites from the great State of Arizona.  Clicking on any image will launch a gallery of 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.

False Kiva, Winter

False Kiva, Winter

My good friend Jeremy Long and I ventured out into frozen Winter Utah to see many sights, not the least of which was Canyonlands National Park’s False Kiva ruin.

False Kiva, Winter

False Kiva, Winter

I don’t know who discovered this location, but I do know that Tom Till has the first image I ever saw from it. He is certainly the person who has made False Kiva famous.

There is no sign pointing you to False Kiva. The National Park Service does acknowledge it’s existence though, and you can get simple directions from an NPS Ranger. It is up to the individual to translate those simple directions into locating the ruin.

I don’t wish to write too much about the hike here, but it is advisable to have plenty of water and any backcountry gear in case of an emergency. While the hike is not long, you will not be close to help if you need it.

One issue I wanted to bring up is conservation and the larger photographic community. From what I have been told, False Kiva has not been the subject of archaeological study. When these happen, one of the most valuable resources is the midden. A midden is basically the landfill for Ancestral Puebloans (and other groups). Much can be learned from what the inhabitants disposed of.

At False Kiva, the midden is behind the ruin. The location is also a very tempting location for a photographer. There is a chain link across the midden asking people to not stand on it. Alas, when we visited, the chain was on the ground. Apparently, some photographers have decided to stand on it. This may ruin any archaeological value the ruin has.

I wanted to mention this to ask again that the community respect these signs and follow the rules, or there will be fewer and fewer places available to us to photograph. The location of False Kiva creates an incredible composition. Imagine if this place was closed off to people permanently.

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.

New Year's Day 2010

New Year’s Day 2010

San Diego rang in 2010 with one of the most spectacular sunsets I have ever seen.

I went to Sunset Cliffs Natural Park to enjoy the first sunset of the year.  The clouds looked good, and as the sun was getting close to the horizon, I noticed a lot of glow on the clouds.  The light was getting through.  This was a definite hint to stay for the show.

Moments after sunset, the clouds really started to show some color.  This usually takes some time, so I knew something spectacular was about to happen.  The color was so red and so bright that it reflected on everything.  People admiring the light had red faces.  The windows on the homes along Sunset Cliffs Boulevard were bright red.  It was astounding.

If you look closely at this image, you will see several surfer relaxing on their boards, enjoying the scene from the ocean.  I wonder what they thought of the show, what that moment of nature and peace meant to them.  Was it different from me standing on the cliffs above?

My favorite image of the night is the one presented here.  It shows Ross Rock and spectacular color.  As the light began to fade, there were spectacular dark clouds contrasting with all that color.  To me, that is the strength of this image.  Dark with light, blending together.

A friend of mine sent me a message later in the evening saying that I shoot Sunset Cliffs all the time, so if I missed the show tonight, I really messed up.  I immediately sent him my first edit in Lightroom.  No, I didn’t miss it.

Clouds this bright and this red require a lot of water vapor.  This doesn’t always happen in our region because the Mediterranean climate is generally arid.  That is one reason that we cherish these events when they happen.  Thankfully, I was at Sunset Cliffs and waiting for the light.

Thank you for reading, and I hope you enjoy the image.

Further Viewing

San Diego Portfolio Gallery

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.