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Back to Yosemite for the Moonbow!


There are very few places at which to photograph a Moonbow. Lower Yosemite Fall in April is one such place. One needs bright moonlight (nearly-full Moon), the Moon to rise above the south rim of Yosemite Valley, sufficient mist & spray, clear skies, dark skies (Sun> 9 degrees below the horizon), and geometry. On April 13, all of this came together. From 8:20 PM – 9:40 PM I worked to capture the Moonbow, keep the mist from my camera lens, and enjoy this phenomenon. It is so interesting that you cannot “see” the Moonbow until you look at the back of your camera. Once you know the Moonbow is there, though, your eye can “kinda” tell where it is.

2016-12-27T14:30:53-06:00April 17, 2014|Photography, Travel|


This month’s photo theme for the Morgan Hill Photography Club is Insects. Here are the two I submitted.

Click on the Insect to see it BIGGER than life size!

2016-12-27T14:30:53-06:00April 11, 2014|Photography|

Mono Lake, CA

Mono Lake Aglow at Sun Rise

This picture was taken at Mono Lake, CA  August 2013. This was just after sunrise and the sun seemed to set the entire scene aglow with golden light.

To see more pictures of Mono Lake, CLICK HERE

2016-12-27T14:30:53-06:00March 10, 2014|Photography, Travel|

Old Shack Digital Painting

Old Shack

This picture was taken near Mono Lake, CA. This old shack was located off the highway and the Sierra foothills made a perfect background. A rainstorm was imminent. I used Photoshop CC and Corel Painter X3 to create this digital painting.

2016-12-27T14:30:53-06:00March 4, 2014|Painting|

Horsetail Fall – South View

Horsetail Fall South View

During my recent visit to Yosemite National Park in mid February, I was fortunate enough to view the “fire fall” sunset at Horsetail Fall on 2 evenings.  This picture was taken from the South View.  Parking and photography space is more limited at this site, but you can see the top of the rock face more.

To see more Yosemite pictures CLICK HERE


2016-12-27T14:30:53-06:00February 28, 2014|Photography, Travel|

Horsetail Fall – Rowell’s View

Yosemite Horsetail Fall


This is a picture of Horsetail Fall taken from the El Capitan Picnic Area on the Northside of the Merced River in Yosemite Valley February 13, 2014.

During the last two weeks of February, the setting sun backlights Horsetail Fall, producing a beautiful “firefall.” Luckily there was water AND a clear horizon and I was able to see and photograph this amazing sight.

Click on the picture to see the picture larger
and in a light box.

2016-12-27T14:30:53-06:00February 16, 2014|Photography, Travel|