Having spent a lot of time in California over the last 4 years it was such a welcome (I’m sure for lots of people!) change to see things so green this year. This is an afternoon shot taken on Mt. Diablo, east of San Francisco. The greens, shadows and clouds were just too much fun to pass by!
Had some free time last week to get out and head up to Koke’e State Park and Waimea Canyon for some exploring. I absolutely love it up there in the mountains. The air is cooler and it’s like one is transported to a completely different place. Plus it’s absolutely gorgeous! Camping out the night before I was able to get a casual start to the day as it was more of a scouting mission to see some new trails. The Cliff trail…the goal. After taking a slight 😉 detour we made our way to the overlook and then beyond. Waimea Canyon always blows my mind. I sat out on the point for a while. Just enjoying the cool air and warm sun. Snapping some images as the light dappled across the scene. Now to return with some sunrise/sunset light 😉
Had the chance to hike down to Hanakapi’ai, with my sister (she’s visiting from Boston), a few days ago and as usual am wowed by this place I call home. Something from a spot I have shot before but the colors were brilliant with the bright midday sun. Nature’s palette! Thought I’d share this quick one and enjoy!
Going back through the archives there all kinds of goodies to discover. I’m very well aware that I have a large quantity of work that’s never seen the light of day (pun kinda intended). So it’s a treasure hunt when I start flipping through. This particular image was taken on a fun day with a random group of people off for a walk. When we came to this hillside the simplicity of the scene caught me and reminded me more of the rolling hills of the farming regions of the NW. Midday is notoriously tough to shoot in but here the colors just popped. The clouds of course happen to just lay themselves out perfectly. Now if only you could feel the warm wind while viewing the image 😉