Hurricane Deck Sunrise
I spent a couple of wind blown nights on Hurricane Deck. I found it is called that for good reason :)
This area is the other side of Gilroy's Pinnacles NP which has, due to plate movement, drifted several hundred miles up to the north.
This was shot on 120 film using a TLR camera in the mid-70's. Good times!
The day started out rather cool out as I walked towards the top of the main ridgeline. It turned out to be warm and I was glad that I had picked the route that traveled up a ravine rather then the hot sunny hillside trail.
As I reached the top I stopped for a break and looked back to be greeted by this wonderfully illuminated tunnel of trees arching over the path.
I set up the camera and made some exposures and then went and sat on a rock uphill from the road and had some water as a mother and her daughter passed on their horses.
This photograph was taken with a Nikon D-100 6.5mp digital camera with a 24-120 Zoom Lens.
Cows on a Small Planet
I walked straight up a hill to a largish patch of thistles, it was a good stiff half mile with the tripod and camera on my shoulder...
I set the pre-assembled camera and tripod up on the ground while I collapsed and had some water.
Once I had recovered I stood up and looked at the camera, it was all crooked and cattywompus and pointed off into space...
I looked into the chimney finder on general princples and found this wonderful accidential composition.
A very Little Prince-ian scene of Cows on a Small Planet!
This photograph was taken on Kodak VC-160 film with a 65mm lens using a Mamiya RB67 camera.
I have one print of this in stock. It is an 18x24" float mounted print on smooth fine art paper number 12/250 and is selling fo $150.00.
I went to the Cataracts Canyon on a number of mornings during the rainy season to photograph the waterfalls. I kept going earlier and earlier each day to beat the sun.
The trail around the lake was wonderfully mossy and wet before it went steeply up through the canyon.
This picture begins to communicate the feeling that I got walking through the forest.
I have altered the photographic nature of this image to give it a more painterly feeling.
This 10.5 mp photograph was taken with a Nikon D-200 camera and an 18-200mm zoom lens.