Category Archives: travel

The Bay Lights photo (3)

The Dancing Bay Lights

From a distance, the Bay Bridge turns into a shimmering dancing sculpture after dusk. Have you spot the passing traffic, the moving clouds, and the shifting weather in the light pattern racing across the span? It’s hard for me to resist capturing this

The Bay Lights photo (3)

The Dancing Bay Lights

From a distance, the Bay Bridge turns into a shimmering dancing sculpture after dusk. Have you spot the passing traffic, the moving clouds, and the shifting weather in the light pattern racing across the span? It’s hard for me to resist capturing this

Bridalveil Fall in misty fog photo

Yosemite in early spring

I have always been grateful that we live just a few hours away from the beautiful Yosemite. The past few weeks has been tough for me. Life has taken me through miracle, hope, anxiousness, hopeless, and emptiness, as if nothing happened. Have you ever been through this

Bridalveil Fall in misty fog photo

Yosemite in early spring

I have always been grateful that we live just a few hours away from the beautiful Yosemite. The past few weeks has been tough for me. Life has taken me through miracle, hope, anxiousness, hopeless, and emptiness, as if nothing happened. Have you ever been through this

Bryce Point Sunrise

Bryce Canyon

 [ Sun breaks through clouds at Bryce Point ] These orange pink “asparagus” looking rock pillars are called the Hoodoos of the Bryce Canyon. They are sculpted by million years of freezing and thawing water. Just like the name implies, these

Bryce Point Sunrise

Bryce Canyon

 [ Sun breaks through clouds at Bryce Point ] These orange pink “asparagus” looking rock pillars are called the Hoodoos of the Bryce Canyon. They are sculpted by million years of freezing and thawing water. Just like the name implies, these

Twin mitten, Navajo Monument Valley

Backcountry into the Monument Valley

[Monument Valley Panorama] One of my highest anticipations of the southwest road trip was this beautiful dreamscape of red buttes and mesas, called “Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park” (I still laugh at myself when I first miss pronounced the name “navaho” as “navajo”, you know what

Twin mitten, Navajo Monument Valley

Backcountry into the Monument Valley

[Monument Valley Panorama] One of my highest anticipations of the southwest road trip was this beautiful dreamscape of red buttes and mesas, called “Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park” (I still laugh at myself when I first miss pronounced the name “navaho” as “navajo”, you know what

"Inner Fire", Antalope Slot Canyon

Antelope Slot Canyon

[ “Canyon Symphony” ] A masterpiece of water and wind’s work of art… An incredible gallery of light, color and textures… putting me in silence… A sandstone prism filtering sunlight down through curved sandstone walls, creating dream-like patterns and constantly changing hues… An

"Inner Fire", Antalope Slot Canyon

Antelope Slot Canyon

[ “Canyon Symphony” ] A masterpiece of water and wind’s work of art… An incredible gallery of light, color and textures… putting me in silence… A sandstone prism filtering sunlight down through curved sandstone walls, creating dream-like patterns and constantly changing hues… An

Delicate Arch at winter sunset

The Arches

[ Delicate Arch at winter sunset, with La Sal Mountain in distance ] I have always dreamed of hauling the gears to the rarities of nature to photograph the magical moments. The grand loop trip to the southwest canyonlands we just came back

Delicate Arch at winter sunset

The Arches

[ Delicate Arch at winter sunset, with La Sal Mountain in distance ] I have always dreamed of hauling the gears to the rarities of nature to photograph the magical moments. The grand loop trip to the southwest canyonlands we just came back

balancing rocks at big sur

Which makes you smile?

My initial draw to landscape photography is the epic and surreal wow effects some renown photographers create in their artwork. Recently, I discovered a new realm that is refreshing both my eyes and ideas. In the norms of landscape photography, there are many nights in hostel beds or sleeping bags to be on location with

balancing rocks at big sur

Which makes you smile?

My initial draw to landscape photography is the epic and surreal wow effects some renown photographers create in their artwork. Recently, I discovered a new realm that is refreshing both my eyes and ideas. In the norms of landscape photography, there are many nights in hostel beds or sleeping bags to be on location with

dairy cow of point reyes

Blue sky, green grasslands, and a few Moo-oo

There exists a vast coastal grassland, dotted with milk cows under the clear blue sky. Nineteenth century redwood white barns stand among the wind swept cypress. And don’t forget that the ocean is just a hill away. I swear I have pictured

dairy cow of point reyes

Blue sky, green grasslands, and a few Moo-oo

There exists a vast coastal grassland, dotted with milk cows under the clear blue sky. Nineteenth century redwood white barns stand among the wind swept cypress. And don’t forget that the ocean is just a hill away. I swear I have pictured

Pfeiffer beach

Big Sur, not just about ocean this time

A monarch butterfly spotting trip became what was more like a central coast scavenger hunt. It wasn’t like I didn’t do the homework. I marked and picked the “best” of all the spots to watch them, set our tent nearby the big eucalyptus trees where they are supposed to

Pfeiffer beach

Big Sur, not just about ocean this time

A monarch butterfly spotting trip became what was more like a central coast scavenger hunt. It wasn’t like I didn’t do the homework. I marked and picked the “best” of all the spots to watch them, set our tent nearby the big eucalyptus trees where they are supposed to

pigeon point light house

Pigeon Point Lighthouse

Once vital to the men whose livelihood depended on the sea, lighthouse stands tall and great, upon a solid rock, sings beam of protection and freedom. A man and his family gave up what was lovely in living, for the means to live

pigeon point light house

Pigeon Point Lighthouse

Once vital to the men whose livelihood depended on the sea, lighthouse stands tall and great, upon a solid rock, sings beam of protection and freedom. A man and his family gave up what was lovely in living, for the means to live

General Sherman Giant Sequoia

Into the Giant Sequoias

Towering, majestic, and inarguably picturesque, I find myself gazing skyward, awestruck by the grandeur of beautiful Giant Sequoia Trees. I could not stare at the top branches without my jaw dropping to the floor and the huge trunk of the sequoias

General Sherman Giant Sequoia

Into the Giant Sequoias

Towering, majestic, and inarguably picturesque, I find myself gazing skyward, awestruck by the grandeur of beautiful Giant Sequoia Trees. I could not stare at the top branches without my jaw dropping to the floor and the huge trunk of the sequoias

Blue Angels Air Show Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco

Wings Across the Bridge

Freedom… “Freedom is never more than one generation from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will

Blue Angels Air Show Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco

Wings Across the Bridge

Freedom… “Freedom is never more than one generation from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will

Fannette Island on Lake Tahoe

A Glimpse of Lake Tahoe

On our recent trip to the Great Reno Balloon Race, I had my Lake Tahoe mystery solved. Of course it is a “must see” for any trip to the area. Lake Tahoe seems a rare paradise that boasts both ideal

Fannette Island on Lake Tahoe

A Glimpse of Lake Tahoe

On our recent trip to the Great Reno Balloon Race, I had my Lake Tahoe mystery solved. Of course it is a “must see” for any trip to the area. Lake Tahoe seems a rare paradise that boasts both ideal

Cow moose feeding on wet meadows, wildlife in yellowstone and grand teton

Wildlife in Yellowstone and Grand Teton

Wildlife sightings in Yellowstone can create traffic jam, with the biggest headaches from bears. Yellowstone is like Mecca for wildlife photographers and spotting telescopes, quality digital SLR cameras are everywhere and 300mm $1700 lenses are a must. Hell $10,000 to

Cow moose feeding on wet meadows, wildlife in yellowstone and grand teton

Wildlife in Yellowstone and Grand Teton

Wildlife sightings in Yellowstone can create traffic jam, with the biggest headaches from bears. Yellowstone is like Mecca for wildlife photographers and spotting telescopes, quality digital SLR cameras are everywhere and 300mm $1700 lenses are a must. Hell $10,000 to

Dawn Patrol, Great Reno Balloon Race

Hot Air Balloons

[Balloon Pilot Call, at Glow Show Dawn Patrol] Imagine in the complete darkness early in the morning, the hot air balloons were line up in a row, with lights coming from firing the torches going on and off, like giant glowing

Dawn Patrol, Great Reno Balloon Race

Hot Air Balloons

[Balloon Pilot Call, at Glow Show Dawn Patrol] Imagine in the complete darkness early in the morning, the hot air balloons were line up in a row, with lights coming from firing the torches going on and off, like giant glowing