Styx
Styx

Sunset at Lake Garda. Why are those people standing in the boat? (Italy)

Storm Landing
Storm Landing

These pelicans, knowing that the huge storm was just minutes away, flew in from the water -- it was like a busy airport scene -- and huddled together on the piers. (Fort Myers Beach, Florida.) 

Bridge/Red Sky
Bridge/Red Sky

I was trying to find a different way of shooting the Golden Gate Bridge. The sky was redder than normal -- with more particulate matter -- because of a huge forest fire blown in from Santa Cruz. (San Francisco)

Dawn Striations
Dawn Striations

Every day, the sunrise palette of colors is different. The alchemy of lights on clouds. (Shot from Mt. Tam toward the East Bay.)

Magic Street
Magic Street

Just an ordinary-extraordinary street and an ordinary-extraordinary sky. Nothing special. (San Francisco)

Lake Lagunitas/Summer
Lake Lagunitas/Summer

It was so hot in the burning sun that I speculated that the hard, dry grass might suddenly burst into flames. But there was all that rippling water, just in case. (Shot at Lake Lagunitas reservoir, above Fairfax, Marin County, CA.) 

Confluence
Confluence

It's at Jenner that the Russian River meets the fog-bathed Pacific Ocean, and what magic light-shows we get to see there! (California)

Istanbul
Istanbul

Blue Mosque at dusk. (Turkey)

Night Mosque
Night Mosque

Night at the mosque. (Istanbul, Turkey)

Fairy Chimneys
Fairy Chimneys

At sunrise, scores of silent hot-air balloons come to visit the natural architectural wonders ("fairy chimneys") of Kapadokya. The gorgeous light on the unique formations is breathtaking. (Turkey)

History Hotels
History Hotels

Some of these huge, weird formations are turned into hotel rooms in Kapadokya. (Turkey)

Kapadokya at Sunrise
Kapadokya at Sunrise

Hot-air balloons take the sightseeing tourists within a few feet of Kapadokya's mysterious formations. (Turkey)

Sunrise/Sausalito Harbor
Sunrise/Sausalito Harbor

Some of the cloud formations shot at dawn from Mt. Tam -- this one of San Francisco Bay, with Sausalito in the foreground -- are ineffably mind-blowing. (Marin County, CA.)

"All New"
"All New"

In a small, forgotten town near Lake Okeechobee, Florida. 

Sunrise Tug
Sunrise Tug

"There's a world to smell and run in but this guy keeps me on this damn leash!" (Bernal Heights, San Francisco)

Water Shimmers
Water Shimmers

Horizontal light-catching from the Tennessee Valley trail. (Marin County, CA.)

Seine Sunset
Seine Sunset

The bridges of the Seine are endlessly eye-catching, especially at dusk. (France)

Greening of the Eiffel
Greening of the Eiffel

On a bike ride on an early Sunday morning, we found a different, close-up way to view the majesty of the tower. (Paris)

Riding Up the Eiffel Tower
Riding Up the Eiffel Tower

From the Trocadero area, I caught this adventurous general determined to ride his horse all the way to the top of the tower. The horse seemed nervous and scared, but went for it anyway. (Paris)

A Rider Along the Seine
A Rider Along the Seine

This horseman just rode into the ready-made photo shoot, back-lit by a setting sun. (Paris)

Paris in Springtime
Paris in Springtime

Now, that is wisteria! You emerge from the Metro dimness and this gorgeous purple bouquet bursts into your eyes. (France)

Balancing on the Horizon Line
Balancing on the Horizon Line

Do the pelicans wonder if the ocean continues beyond the horizon line or are they nervous that they might just fall off into the void? (Fort Myers Beach, Florida)

Urban Sunrise
Urban Sunrise

On an ordinary morning, one peers through the blinds in the bedroom at 6:15 a.m. and, wow! (Bernal Heights, San Francisco)

Seal Raft at Sunrise
Seal Raft at Sunrise

When all the spaces are occupied on the pier, the rest of the sun-worshipping seals weave themselves into a kind of raft, constantly creating new patterns. (Santa Cruz, CA.)

Fog City
Fog City

The fog blanket lifts just enough for San Francisco's downtown skyline to poke its head out. Taken from the top of Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County, CA. 

Borofsky in Berlin
Borofsky in Berlin

There are actually three 90-foot-high figures in this powerful sculpture ("Molecule Man") by American artist Jonathan Borofsky in the River Spree in Berlin, symbolizing the post-Cold War unity of the city. 

Stow Lake Hyper-Realism
Stow Lake Hyper-Realism

I was surprised by how much detail showed up in this image of the tree off the undulating Stow Lake waters in Golden Gate Park. An added pleasure: knowing I would never be able to get this shot again. Here and gone.

Pre-Sunrise over San Francisco Bay
Pre-Sunrise over San Francisco Bay

I love shooting at this time of day, just before the sun rises over the East Bay hills to illuminate the Bay and city. A promise of what's to come: the pull of anticipation.

Urban Sunrise#2
Urban Sunrise#2

I usually dislike poles and wires intruding into my clean, precise "arty" shots. But nature always reminds me that everything is beautiful, necessary. Unless I adjust the way I look at (and truly see) the world, I won't be open to shots like this. 

Abalone Shells, China Camp
Abalone Shells, China Camp

Caught this image at the old fishing village of China Camp, near San Rafael. Nice to know that the Chinese fishermen also caught abalone in addition to their main source of income: tiny shrimp. 

  "MOLECULE MAN," BERLIN   American sculptor Jonathan Borofsky placed these 90-feet high figures in the River Spree, in Berlin. The day I was there, the clouds added to the mood of huge men wrestling for control -- an illusion to East Berliny/West Berlin?

"MOLECULE MAN," BERLIN

American sculptor Jonathan Borofsky placed these 90-feet high figures in the River Spree, in Berlin. The day I was there, the clouds added to the mood of huge men wrestling for control -- an illusion to East Berliny/West Berlin?

  PLANETARY SUNRISE   This could be a huge planet present at some extraordinary cosmological event, as captured by the Hubble Space Telescope in deep outer space. It was actually a dish on a neighbor's roof as the sun rose over San Francisco Bay.  

PLANETARY SUNRISE

This could be a huge planet present at some extraordinary cosmological event, as captured by the Hubble Space Telescope in deep outer space. It was actually a dish on a neighbor's roof as the sun rose over San Francisco Bay.  

Styx
Storm Landing
Bridge/Red Sky
Dawn Striations
Magic Street
Lake Lagunitas/Summer
Confluence
Istanbul
Night Mosque
Fairy Chimneys
History Hotels
Kapadokya at Sunrise
Sunrise/Sausalito Harbor
"All New"
Sunrise Tug
Water Shimmers
Seine Sunset
Greening of the Eiffel
Riding Up the Eiffel Tower
A Rider Along the Seine
Paris in Springtime
Balancing on the Horizon Line
Urban Sunrise
Seal Raft at Sunrise
Fog City
Borofsky in Berlin
Stow Lake Hyper-Realism
Pre-Sunrise over San Francisco Bay
Urban Sunrise#2
Abalone Shells, China Camp
  "MOLECULE MAN," BERLIN   American sculptor Jonathan Borofsky placed these 90-feet high figures in the River Spree, in Berlin. The day I was there, the clouds added to the mood of huge men wrestling for control -- an illusion to East Berliny/West Berlin?
  PLANETARY SUNRISE   This could be a huge planet present at some extraordinary cosmological event, as captured by the Hubble Space Telescope in deep outer space. It was actually a dish on a neighbor's roof as the sun rose over San Francisco Bay.  
Styx

Sunset at Lake Garda. Why are those people standing in the boat? (Italy)

Storm Landing

These pelicans, knowing that the huge storm was just minutes away, flew in from the water -- it was like a busy airport scene -- and huddled together on the piers. (Fort Myers Beach, Florida.) 

Bridge/Red Sky

I was trying to find a different way of shooting the Golden Gate Bridge. The sky was redder than normal -- with more particulate matter -- because of a huge forest fire blown in from Santa Cruz. (San Francisco)

Dawn Striations

Every day, the sunrise palette of colors is different. The alchemy of lights on clouds. (Shot from Mt. Tam toward the East Bay.)

Magic Street

Just an ordinary-extraordinary street and an ordinary-extraordinary sky. Nothing special. (San Francisco)

Lake Lagunitas/Summer

It was so hot in the burning sun that I speculated that the hard, dry grass might suddenly burst into flames. But there was all that rippling water, just in case. (Shot at Lake Lagunitas reservoir, above Fairfax, Marin County, CA.) 

Confluence

It's at Jenner that the Russian River meets the fog-bathed Pacific Ocean, and what magic light-shows we get to see there! (California)

Istanbul

Blue Mosque at dusk. (Turkey)

Night Mosque

Night at the mosque. (Istanbul, Turkey)

Fairy Chimneys

At sunrise, scores of silent hot-air balloons come to visit the natural architectural wonders ("fairy chimneys") of Kapadokya. The gorgeous light on the unique formations is breathtaking. (Turkey)

History Hotels

Some of these huge, weird formations are turned into hotel rooms in Kapadokya. (Turkey)

Kapadokya at Sunrise

Hot-air balloons take the sightseeing tourists within a few feet of Kapadokya's mysterious formations. (Turkey)

Sunrise/Sausalito Harbor

Some of the cloud formations shot at dawn from Mt. Tam -- this one of San Francisco Bay, with Sausalito in the foreground -- are ineffably mind-blowing. (Marin County, CA.)

"All New"

In a small, forgotten town near Lake Okeechobee, Florida. 

Sunrise Tug

"There's a world to smell and run in but this guy keeps me on this damn leash!" (Bernal Heights, San Francisco)

Water Shimmers

Horizontal light-catching from the Tennessee Valley trail. (Marin County, CA.)

Seine Sunset

The bridges of the Seine are endlessly eye-catching, especially at dusk. (France)

Greening of the Eiffel

On a bike ride on an early Sunday morning, we found a different, close-up way to view the majesty of the tower. (Paris)

Riding Up the Eiffel Tower

From the Trocadero area, I caught this adventurous general determined to ride his horse all the way to the top of the tower. The horse seemed nervous and scared, but went for it anyway. (Paris)

A Rider Along the Seine

This horseman just rode into the ready-made photo shoot, back-lit by a setting sun. (Paris)

Paris in Springtime

Now, that is wisteria! You emerge from the Metro dimness and this gorgeous purple bouquet bursts into your eyes. (France)

Balancing on the Horizon Line

Do the pelicans wonder if the ocean continues beyond the horizon line or are they nervous that they might just fall off into the void? (Fort Myers Beach, Florida)

Urban Sunrise

On an ordinary morning, one peers through the blinds in the bedroom at 6:15 a.m. and, wow! (Bernal Heights, San Francisco)

Seal Raft at Sunrise

When all the spaces are occupied on the pier, the rest of the sun-worshipping seals weave themselves into a kind of raft, constantly creating new patterns. (Santa Cruz, CA.)

Fog City

The fog blanket lifts just enough for San Francisco's downtown skyline to poke its head out. Taken from the top of Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County, CA. 

Borofsky in Berlin

There are actually three 90-foot-high figures in this powerful sculpture ("Molecule Man") by American artist Jonathan Borofsky in the River Spree in Berlin, symbolizing the post-Cold War unity of the city. 

Stow Lake Hyper-Realism

I was surprised by how much detail showed up in this image of the tree off the undulating Stow Lake waters in Golden Gate Park. An added pleasure: knowing I would never be able to get this shot again. Here and gone.

Pre-Sunrise over San Francisco Bay

I love shooting at this time of day, just before the sun rises over the East Bay hills to illuminate the Bay and city. A promise of what's to come: the pull of anticipation.

Urban Sunrise#2

I usually dislike poles and wires intruding into my clean, precise "arty" shots. But nature always reminds me that everything is beautiful, necessary. Unless I adjust the way I look at (and truly see) the world, I won't be open to shots like this. 

Abalone Shells, China Camp

Caught this image at the old fishing village of China Camp, near San Rafael. Nice to know that the Chinese fishermen also caught abalone in addition to their main source of income: tiny shrimp. 

"MOLECULE MAN," BERLIN

American sculptor Jonathan Borofsky placed these 90-feet high figures in the River Spree, in Berlin. The day I was there, the clouds added to the mood of huge men wrestling for control -- an illusion to East Berliny/West Berlin?

PLANETARY SUNRISE

This could be a huge planet present at some extraordinary cosmological event, as captured by the Hubble Space Telescope in deep outer space. It was actually a dish on a neighbor's roof as the sun rose over San Francisco Bay.  

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