Below are some of my favorites from 2011. This must be the year that I concentrated more on the details in the landscape, rather than wide expansive scenes. I enjoyed the vast opportunities that the details provided, when weather conditions did not bode well for wide angle views. I have given short synopsis for each photograph below. Do scroll/swipe through them and write something if you enjoyed!Waves, receding into the ocean, at Mclures beach, Point Reyes National Seashore, California. Light faded early at this location due to foggy conditions, but I did enjoy some long exposures before I left.
A clearing snow storm overnight, gave way for some clear blue skies and excellent photographic conditions the next morning. Temperatures were still low, and hence the snow was not melting off of the trees. This allowed some clear reflections in the Merced.
Fog slowly creeping along the Yosemite valley floor a day after a snow storm dumped snow on these trees. You can still see some snow lingering on these trees.
Mauna Kea, the dormant volcano as seen from the junction of Hw19 and Waikoloa Beach Rd.
Well, the Dogwoods were dancing in a light breeze as I was stetting up this frame and this must be my favorite for the year.
Clouds from a summer thunderstorm put on a vivid color display at sunset behind the half dome.
Late evening light on the cliffs surrounding the merced, reflect beautiful golden and blue light. This, coupled with the record amount of snow melt water in Yosemite, made this image possible.
The strange water level marks on the rocks and the surrounding trees found along the Tenaya Lake shores, made for a good subject on one beautiful morning.
Summer thunder storms clearing one morning created some beautiful light and shadows in Hope Valley. I was on my way to the Eastern Sierras and I had to stop and capture this scene.
Details found along the Merced early morning, with lingering snow on the long strands of grass.
End of fall intersected with the first snow storm of the season in Yosemite. This was shot as the snow storm cleared one morning, while Cook’s Meadow was still foggy and in the shadow.