Asilomar Morning
Asilomar Morning

Clear skies on the horizon and the incoming tide mark the Asilomar State Beach coastline on my first morning of independent shooting in Pacific Grove, California.

Taking Flight
Taking Flight

A mixed flock of Sanderlings and Plovers fly above the Moss Landing Salt Flats while an audience looks on in the foreground.

Black Turnstone
Black Turnstone

A Black Turnstone keeps a wary eye on me from the safety of the rocks at Asilomar with the surf raging in the background.

Point Pinos Sunset
Point Pinos Sunset

A golden glow as the sun sets off Point Pinos in Pacific Grove, California.

Anna's Hummingbird
Anna's Hummingbird

A hovering Anna's Hummingbird eyes up the flowers in Pacific Grove, California.

Strength Of The Sea
Strength Of The Sea

Waves crash on the rocks at Garrapata State Park south of Carmel, California.

McKay Falls
McKay Falls

Afternoon sun on McKay Falls at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park south of Big Sur, California.

Point Lobos Morning
Point Lobos Morning

Carmel can be seen on the opposite shore in this image from the shoreline at Point Lobos State Park.

Sun On The Mount
Sun On The Mount

A view from a rainy Pacific Grove shoreline across the bay shows the light of the sun flashing off the hills around Seaside, Del Rey Oaks and Laguna Seca.

Point Pinos Waves
Point Pinos Waves

Stormy seas off Point Pinos in Pacific Grove.

Beach Life
Beach Life

Desaturated image of beach plants on Asilomar.

Garrapata Coastline
Garrapata Coastline

Southern view of the coastline at Garrapata State Park south of Carmel, California.

Harbor Guard
Harbor Guard

A lone Sea Lion sunning itself on a buoy in Monterey Harbor.

Blue Dive
Blue Dive

The upraised tail flukes of a diving Blue Whale off the Monterey Coastline. Blue Whales rarely lift their tales when diving so this was a treat.

Joyful
Joyful

A Sea Lion jumps from the water and looks toward my watchful lens. This Sea Lion did this for quite a few minutes, either playing or feeding, I was never quite sure.

Pacific Crab
Pacific Crab

A colorful Crab watches for threats from it's crevice in the rocks during low tide on Point Pinos.

Asilomar Sunset
Asilomar Sunset

The glow of the setting sun illuminates the rocks off Asilomar.

Birding
Birding

A lone photographer takes focus on some of the shorebirds at Asilomar in Pacific Grove, California.

Pacific Grove Tidal I
Pacific Grove Tidal I

Low tide ends and the ocean begins to creep back in amongst the rocks on the Pacific Grove coastline.

Pacific Grove Tidal II
Pacific Grove Tidal II

Low tide ends and the ocean begins to creep back in amongst the rocks on the Pacific Grove coastline.

Pastoral
Pastoral

Scottish Highland Sheep resting in a pastoral setting on the Mission Ranch in Carmel, California.

Asilomar Sunrise
Asilomar Sunrise

Another morning begins on the beautiful, rocky coastline of Asilomar in Pacific Grove, California.

Mighty Point Lobos
Mighty Point Lobos

Strong waves crash off the rocks on the southern shoreline of Point Lobos, just inland of the Memorial Cypress Grove.

Bixby Creek Bridge Sunset
Bixby Creek Bridge Sunset

The fading light of the sun bathes the iconic Bixby Creek Bridge in golden light. This bridge has been photographed many times and is frequently used in Automotive commercials.

Resting
Resting

One of Monterey Harbor's Sea Lions rests among the pilings at Fisherman's Wharf.

Elephant Seals
Elephant Seals

Elephant Seals rest after completing their Fall migration from Alaska to the shores off San Simeon, California. Mating and birthing season begins in earnest with the arrival of the big bull seals in Late December and early January.

Rosy Skies
Rosy Skies

The last light of the setting sun illuminates the cloudy skies to the north of Asilomar bathing the shoreline rocks in a rosy peach light.

Point Pinos
Point Pinos

Sunset in B&W at Point Pinos in Pacific Grove, California.

Dramatic Seas
Dramatic Seas

Waves crashing off the rocks at Garrapata State Park south of Carmel, California.

Beach Life (B&W)
Beach Life (B&W)

Black and white version of beach plants on Asilomar.

Lone Cypress
Lone Cypress

A toned black and white image of the "Lone Cypress" on the 17-mile drive in Pebble Beach, California. This is the single most identifiable location for photography in the Carmel area. I wanted to put my own spin on the image by doing a long exposure on a stormy day.

Asilomar Evening
Asilomar Evening

B&W sunset image of the rocky coastline at Asilomar State Beach in Pacific Grove, California.

Towering Redwoods
Towering Redwoods

Majestic giants of the California coast, these trees were photographed in the old grove next to the Ranger's Headquarters at Big Basin Redwoods State Park north of Santa Cruz, California.

Calla Lillies
Calla Lillies

Number five in my "Lillies" series showing the texture and light of various lily plants was taken at the Mission Ranch in Carmel, California. See the other images in the B&W Gallery.

Asilomar Morning
Taking Flight
Black Turnstone
Point Pinos Sunset
Anna's Hummingbird
Strength Of The Sea
McKay Falls
Point Lobos Morning
Sun On The Mount
Point Pinos Waves
Beach Life
Garrapata Coastline
Harbor Guard
Blue Dive
Joyful
Pacific Crab
Asilomar Sunset
Birding
Pacific Grove Tidal I
Pacific Grove Tidal II
Pastoral
Asilomar Sunrise
Mighty Point Lobos
Bixby Creek Bridge Sunset
Resting
Elephant Seals
Rosy Skies
Point Pinos
Dramatic Seas
Beach Life (B&W)
Lone Cypress
Asilomar Evening
Towering Redwoods
Calla Lillies
Asilomar Morning

Clear skies on the horizon and the incoming tide mark the Asilomar State Beach coastline on my first morning of independent shooting in Pacific Grove, California.

Taking Flight

A mixed flock of Sanderlings and Plovers fly above the Moss Landing Salt Flats while an audience looks on in the foreground.

Black Turnstone

A Black Turnstone keeps a wary eye on me from the safety of the rocks at Asilomar with the surf raging in the background.

Point Pinos Sunset

A golden glow as the sun sets off Point Pinos in Pacific Grove, California.

Anna's Hummingbird

A hovering Anna's Hummingbird eyes up the flowers in Pacific Grove, California.

Strength Of The Sea

Waves crash on the rocks at Garrapata State Park south of Carmel, California.

McKay Falls

Afternoon sun on McKay Falls at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park south of Big Sur, California.

Point Lobos Morning

Carmel can be seen on the opposite shore in this image from the shoreline at Point Lobos State Park.

Sun On The Mount

A view from a rainy Pacific Grove shoreline across the bay shows the light of the sun flashing off the hills around Seaside, Del Rey Oaks and Laguna Seca.

Point Pinos Waves

Stormy seas off Point Pinos in Pacific Grove.

Beach Life

Desaturated image of beach plants on Asilomar.

Garrapata Coastline

Southern view of the coastline at Garrapata State Park south of Carmel, California.

Harbor Guard

A lone Sea Lion sunning itself on a buoy in Monterey Harbor.

Blue Dive

The upraised tail flukes of a diving Blue Whale off the Monterey Coastline. Blue Whales rarely lift their tales when diving so this was a treat.

Joyful

A Sea Lion jumps from the water and looks toward my watchful lens. This Sea Lion did this for quite a few minutes, either playing or feeding, I was never quite sure.

Pacific Crab

A colorful Crab watches for threats from it's crevice in the rocks during low tide on Point Pinos.

Asilomar Sunset

The glow of the setting sun illuminates the rocks off Asilomar.

Birding

A lone photographer takes focus on some of the shorebirds at Asilomar in Pacific Grove, California.

Pacific Grove Tidal I

Low tide ends and the ocean begins to creep back in amongst the rocks on the Pacific Grove coastline.

Pacific Grove Tidal II

Low tide ends and the ocean begins to creep back in amongst the rocks on the Pacific Grove coastline.

Pastoral

Scottish Highland Sheep resting in a pastoral setting on the Mission Ranch in Carmel, California.

Asilomar Sunrise

Another morning begins on the beautiful, rocky coastline of Asilomar in Pacific Grove, California.

Mighty Point Lobos

Strong waves crash off the rocks on the southern shoreline of Point Lobos, just inland of the Memorial Cypress Grove.

Bixby Creek Bridge Sunset

The fading light of the sun bathes the iconic Bixby Creek Bridge in golden light. This bridge has been photographed many times and is frequently used in Automotive commercials.

Resting

One of Monterey Harbor's Sea Lions rests among the pilings at Fisherman's Wharf.

Elephant Seals

Elephant Seals rest after completing their Fall migration from Alaska to the shores off San Simeon, California. Mating and birthing season begins in earnest with the arrival of the big bull seals in Late December and early January.

Rosy Skies

The last light of the setting sun illuminates the cloudy skies to the north of Asilomar bathing the shoreline rocks in a rosy peach light.

Point Pinos

Sunset in B&W at Point Pinos in Pacific Grove, California.

Dramatic Seas

Waves crashing off the rocks at Garrapata State Park south of Carmel, California.

Beach Life (B&W)

Black and white version of beach plants on Asilomar.

Lone Cypress

A toned black and white image of the "Lone Cypress" on the 17-mile drive in Pebble Beach, California. This is the single most identifiable location for photography in the Carmel area. I wanted to put my own spin on the image by doing a long exposure on a stormy day.

Asilomar Evening

B&W sunset image of the rocky coastline at Asilomar State Beach in Pacific Grove, California.

Towering Redwoods

Majestic giants of the California coast, these trees were photographed in the old grove next to the Ranger's Headquarters at Big Basin Redwoods State Park north of Santa Cruz, California.

Calla Lillies

Number five in my "Lillies" series showing the texture and light of various lily plants was taken at the Mission Ranch in Carmel, California. See the other images in the B&W Gallery.

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