Stunning Scenery

Devil's Punchbowl Rock Formations

Conglomerate boulders in front of a dramatic landscape.
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

Spectacular mountain peak with fall colors.
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

Cascading falls in a deep green forest.
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.

Bryce Canyon Pinnacle

Upward viewpoint of a colorful, towering rock peak, with foreground pine trees.
This view was from deep within the ravine of Bryce Canyon National Park. My camera was outfitted with a circular polarizing filter, which deepened the sky. Photographed in 1992 on Kodachrome film.

Zion Riverbed

Rocky stream bed with colorful tree and mountain in the background.
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

Boats in a harbor with giant rock in the background.
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

Waterfall in a forest.
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.

Bryce Canyon Viewpoint

Unusual view of Bryce Canyon cliffs.
Back in 1992, I spent a day wandering around the off-beaten trails of Bryce Canyon on a photography mission. Hiking those pathways was well worth it, as I was rewarded with fantastic views that very few people will ever see. This shot was captured on the now unobtainable Kodachrome film, with Nikon equipment.

Fiery Sunset

A brilliant orange sunset.
I spent a year living and working in New Zealand, and often marveled at the awe-inspiring skies in that part of the world. This spectacular cloud display was one of the finest sunsets that I witnessed there.