Devil's Punchbowl Rock Formations

One of Southern California's "secret" natural wonders is the Devil's Punchbowl Natural Area. It features incredible tilted sedimentary rock formations that were carved by water runoff from nearby mountains. The location is excellent for hiking, rock climbing, and photography! I shot this image in the early nineties on Fujichrome Velvia film.


Kawarau Peak

This dramatic summit overlooks the Kawarau River, near Queenstown in New Zealand's southern island. The area is popular with adventure seekers; offering bungy jumping, jet boating, white water rafting, and of course great scenery. Photographed in 2005.


Cataract Trail Falls

Once upon a time I hiked the enchanted Cataract Trail, located on Mount Tamalpais in Northern California. There I witnessed numerous waterfalls in the midst of a lush, intensely green rainforest. Photographed on Kodachrome film in 1993.


Zion Riverbed

I once took a short trip to Zion National Park to shoot photos. This rock-strewn dry stream bed with colorful trees and mountain was an intriguing sight. Captured on Kodachrome film in 1992.


Morro Bay Harbor

The waterfront city of Morro Bay on the central California coast is known for it's distinctive gigantic rock. The so-called "Gibraltar of the Pacific" is of volcanic origin. Photographed in 2007.


Arboretum Waterfall

Hidden away in the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Gardens is this wonderful cascade known as the Meyberg Waterfall. It may look real, but is actually a man-made construct that was created in 1969. The surrounding plants, including Angel's Trumpets, contribute to the serene feeling of the location.

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