Barnacles at Spanish Bay
January 31 2018 lunar eclipse over Castro Valley
A juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron and several American Coots at the Ballona Wetlands at dusk
Ballona Wetlands at dusk
Chace Park at sunset
Iced-over boat slips and ice fishing holes at Winthrop Harbor
Door to the Bay
The rusty door leading into the Alcatraz rec yard always makes for fun vistas of the Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge
The tiny little water taxi cruising along the San Francisco waterfront, with a high-speed ferry, the Richmond Bridge, and Red Rock Island in the background
Boats off of the beach at Ka'anapali at noon
An idyllic shot of Kealia Pond. The actual experience of being there involves a lot of wind, mud, and grumpy Hawaiian Stilts constantly scolding you.
Some blooms with Morro Rock in the background
Webbed foot prints leading to an outflow where the Western, California, and Glaucous-winged Gulls were going to bathe and drink after scavenging elephant seal carcasses
Ruddy Ducks and Cavasbacks floating in the San Leandro Marina, with Oakland International Airport in the background
Early spring at the San Ramon Village Green
A morning walk at Lake Merced in San Francisco
Early morning at the Monterey Bay inn
Big waves at Point Joe along 17-Mile Drive
Friends on a mission
Candid sunset photo of a group of day hikers I found walking along the levees at Don Edwards
Patrick's Point State park
Typical North Coast scene, with mist and dramatic cliffs
The Ferry Building on a summer afternoon, back when it wasn't about to be absorbed into Super Bowl City.
Brown Pelicans soaring over a sailboat and the Bay Bridge
Ferry Building dawn
Early morning at the Ferry Building before Bay to Breakers
Early morning snorkel cruise to Molokini
Interesting surf and lighting conditions in Wailea
After descending into the crater and climbing back out on the Halemau'u Trails, we saw a rainbow below us somewhere over the Waikamoi forest. The clouds to the left of the rainbow gave us some pretty nasty rain and wind shortly thereafter!
The Atlanta skyline as reflected in Piedmont Park
A Western Gull with SoMA in the background
A view from Richardson Bay, with a number of Common and Ring-billed Gulls picking about at low tide at the front, with San Francisco shrouded in the mist in the background.
I'm sure you can guess what these will inevitably attract...
The sun breaking through the horizon at Haleakala
The tree closest to the famous Lone Cypress doesn't get enough attention in my opinion. When I ws there, the lines it traced against the sunset were far more compelling than anything I could see in the Lone Cypress, though!
17-Mile Drive at sunset
Silhouettes of the various denizens of Bird Rock at dusk: some Brandt's Cormorants and Western and Heermann's Gulls, and a bunch of California Sea Lions on the right
Ballooning over Santa Rosa: a smaller balloon following us had its reflection show up in a pool below for a few brief moments
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