This is the Golden Gate Bridge viewed from Alcatraz Island. The prison and history of Alcatraz Island are great, but the view is spectacular. You can see the Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge and San Francisco. Timing is important to get a shot like this because the sun is in this direction for only a part of the year. Also, you have to be off the island by a certain time so staying late is not an option. It’s one of the few national parks that closes overnight.
It was a cold day in December 2017 at Sequoia National Park. I hiked all day looking for a good shot and noticed the colors in the clouds in the afternoon. I then had to find the best spot to get the dramatic haziness in the foothills into the foreground.
This received a Juror Award at the 2018 KVIE Art Auction.
Smoke from earlier forest fires creating a soft hazy quite scene at sunset.
A hazy morning in the Marin Headlands.
Large tree pointing to the Milky Way in a bowl shaped area by Donner Pass.
Controlled fires filling Yosemite with smoke. View from Glacier Point.
View of the skyline from the Presidio on a cloudy day.
Chimney Rock showing through deep fog at Point Reyes National Seashore.