This 2,403 square miles of Southern California land is located in the Mojave Desert. It spans woodland, rugged mountains and canyons and shelters animals like mountain lions, coyotes and bats. The huge, steep sand mounds of the Kelso Dunes are known for making "singing" sounds. Cima Dome is a large granite mass covered with Joshua trees. The Hole-in-the-Wall cliffs are peppered with holes and crevices.
Landscape photography is a genre intended to show different spaces within the world, sometimes vast and unending, but other times microscopic.
While many landscape photographers show little or no human activity in their photos, striving to attain 'pure' unsullied landscapes that are normally devoid of human influence, using instead subjects such as strongly defined landforms, weather, and ambient light.
Landscape photography has become a valuable tool to inspire environmental stewardship. Capturing the beauty of unspoiled places serves to bring dwindling wilderness areas into the public eye.
Pasadena is filled with many beautiful locations to photograph. On one warm June night I joined about 20 photographers to create some images at City Hall and to capture the sunset at Colorado Street Bridge. We did our best but there were no clouds that night to give us the sky drama we were seeking. Constructive comments are always welcomed.
This year Mike and I had the pleasure of visiting Yosemite two time; once in October and again in November. Here are a few of the places we visited and captured on our cameras. I have tried to post images of non-iconic places, or at least non-standard images of iconic locations. Let me know what you think.
In June of this year Mike and I traveled to Spain to spend two weeks with friends we have known for several decades. Our friend Peigi traveled with us as we spent one week in Madrid and Alicante with our friends and hosts Paloma and Kent. Our second week was spent with our friend Beatriz and her sister and our hosts Conchi and Jamie. Thank you for all the memories and meals we shared!
This album contains a variety of images I've post-processed. Other albums from this trip are More Spain, London2013, and More London.