San Diego gets its fair share of fog. On this morning, it was insanely thick, rivaling Point Reyes in northern California.
This shot is on Harbor Island facing toward downtown San Diego. The horizon is ever so slightly visible. On a clear day, the skyline dominates the harbor.
An exceptionally foggy morning in the valleys near Lake Hodges in San Diego, California.
Nature Sculpts The Shore
The rising tide crashing over the rocks, the waves weaving though cracks and fissures along the shore. The coastline is jagged yet smooth at the same time.
I watched the patterns of the waves for ten to fifteen minutes before I began shooting, getting in tune with nature's rhythm that morning. I think I found a groove...
Stone And Shell
Hidden treasures found among the pebbles on Torrey Pines State Beach. Every visit brings new gems to be discovered.
Morning At Tunnel View
I can stare and stare at this location and never grow tired of it.
Details Within Details
The doors of the Passion Facade of the Sagrada Famila are imprinted with words from the Bible. One of countless details in this magnicifent feat of architecture.
The Louvre Pyramid
Some love it, some hate it. Nobody can deny the metal and glass pyramid entrance to Paris' Louvre Museum is unmistakebly recognizable.
Climbing to the top of the Tower of Pisa induces a little vertigo. The slant of the building rocks you left to right as you wind up the spiral corridor to the top. Touristy, but how can you not do it once?
Every time I visit Sunset Cliffs in San Diego, I'm always fascinated by these pools and stones. They remind me of eggs in a nest. Really, really big eggs.
Three Wise Men
One of the thousands and thousands of intricate details of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain. One could spend months studying each nook and corner of this magnificent feat of architecture.
All Along The Watchtower
One of the watchtowers in Chateau de Chillon outside of Montreaux, Switzerland.
Sentinel Beach, Yosemite
Beneath the towering granite peak that is Sentinel Rock, the banks of the Merced River widen forming Sentinel Beach. On calm days, the waters run slowly, mirroring the landscape.
A stone bridge on the campus of University Texas at Austin.
Three interesting rocks among thousands on Torrey Pines beach in San Diego, California.
I love the sound of the waves as the pull back across Torrey Pines beach. It sounds like a fire crackling as the water rushes between the large pebbles that cover this part of San Diego's coastline.
Foreboding skies prelude an afternoon rainstorm in Auckland, New Zealand.
A newer addition to landmarks along the Thames River is the London Eye. This large ferris wheel affords fantastic views of the city at dusk.
A lone sailing stone in Death Valley's Playa Racetrack.
View From St. Paul's
Arriving at St. Paul's Cathedral in the late afternoon is not something I'd recommend. The steps to the Stone Gallery get closed earlier than the church itself.
My kids and I maintained a breakneck pace up the 378 steps for a view of London before descending to the Whispering Gallery inside the Cathedral.
Clark Dry Lake
On the outskirts of Borrego Springs is Clark Dry Lake. It's similar to Death Valley's Racetrack, but much smaller (and a lot easier to reach).
The Mesquite Dunes are easily reached, just east of Stovepipe Wells in Death Valley National Park. Visit early in the morning before the daily visitors arrive. The evenings winds erase the footprints, shaping the dunes anew.
Light And Shadow In Death Valley
Sunrise is an event to behold in Death Valley. If the skies don't put on a show, the light and shadow play in the mountains will surely delight.
The Racetrack Playa - home to the mysterious sailing stones - a veritable right of passage for any landscape photographer.
For the best stones, head to the south end of the Playa. And don't be fooled by the tire tracks :(
Boat and Piling
A rare minimal view of San Diego's harbor shrouded in a thick fog.
The ocean-carved sandstone shore of La Jolla gives the Minotaur's maze a run for its money. There's all sorts of critters living in these mini-canyons and potholes. iThe curve in the foreground reminds me of Horseshoe Bend in Arizona.
The iconic Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach, California.
Steady runoff from the Scripps Oceanography Institute create an ever changing series of miniature rivers that wind toward the ocean.
The Pools of Sunset Cliffs
After a very low tide, large rocks at the foot of the Sunset Cliffs bathe in pools of saltwater.
Sunset Cliffs Swirl
I love how the ocean swirled around this rock at the base of Sunset Cliffs in San Diego. Every so often, the waves would stack up enough to pool up in front of the rock and then rush back out to sea.
Stones At Sunset Cliffs
On more than one occasion I've been fascinated with this small group of stones at the base of Sunset Cliffs. Only visible at low tide, they make a great foreground subject and almost point the way out to sea.
Stanford University has a variety of stunning architecture, ranging from the classical to the ulta-modern. Nestled among the trees on campus is Stone River, a serpentine sculpture stretching 320 ft.
Cannon Beach, Oregon
A hazy afternoon overlooking Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach.