Waterfalls (click on images to enlarge)
In 2011 we had the most rain and snowfall in 100 years. In May the massive snowpack was melting and the waterfalls were flowing at record levels. I became obsessed with capturing this shot. Six times I made the 2 hour drive from my house up to Lake Tahoe and each time the light was flat. I had zero keepers. Then on the seventh trip the sky exploded with amazing color that reflected down on the lake and turned virtually every wet surface pink! Finally I could rest with "Number 7"
A clear mountain stream cascades over colorful rocks after a fresh snow in the Sierras.
Proxy Falls, Oregon. I spent several hours exploring this waterfall from every angle. It has a very pure unspoiled feel to it. And yet even here the contrast between life and death are ever present. Fresh water spills down over broken remains of fallen trees while new green moss thrives on every available surface. An oasis of fresh new life in a broken world. It's a place where God can restore your soul.
A vertical view of Proxy Falls in Oregon.
The raging power of Vernal Falls in Yosemite National Park during the spring run off. I love making this hike up the mist trail to the viewpoint looking out over the waterfall. This was a fun day I enjoyed with my daughter Kelsi.
I love this waterfall. It hides nearly in the shadow of Mt. Shasta. I crawled my way out to the center of the river to get this perspective. The rocks were very slick and it was a huge relief to bag this shot and get back on dry ground without any damage to my camera. A little stressful but I was happy to capture the rush of the river as it surged around me.
Elowah Falls, Oregon. I loved getting lost in all the details in this spectacular scene. A classic beauty, one of the most elegant waterfalls I've ever visited.
A classic view of Mossbrae Falls, in Dunsmuir California. This waterfall is hidden along the banks of the upper Sacramento river. It's an incredible oasis blanketed in green moss and shimmering water. It's a great place to visit and stay for lunch while dipping your feet in the cool water. This may be my favorite waterfall in the state. It's just a very special peaceful place. You really should go see it!
I stitched several images together to make a wide panorama. I wanted to allow the viewer to see more of the this incredible waterfall. The water emerges as a curtain from an underground stream out of the side of the hill and then falls into the river below. It's a very unique and beautiful place. If you want a very large print this would be a good choice.