Hot For Hot Creek
Sunrise For The Convict
Playing Hide and Seek
The Melting Begins
Shining in the Darkness
Glimmer In The Water
Center Of Attention
First Light On The Eagle
Hello Mr. Smith
The first time I ever saw a photo of Smith Rock was on a forum and posted by Mark Metternich (check out his killer work: http://www.markmetternich.com/). I was intrigued by his photo and the area. That was years ago and finally I got to visit (I can't believe how easily accessible it is). I really wish I had more time to explore, but it was a shot gun drive to make it out for sunset and I under estimated the driving time and didn't leave enough time to properly scout for a view. I ended up shooting from probably where most people have. I got good confirmation on a nice sunset from the guys at #Escaype and the evening turned out fantastic. I'll definitely have to ear mark another trip with ample exploration time, but until then good bye Mr. Smith.
This is a 15 shot vertical pano ( I probably could've used less frames).
Low fog covers the back side of the 3 Brothers at Yosemite National Park, CA.
Late afternoon during a snow storm at Tunnel View in Yosemite National Park, CA.
A Good Morning
Colorful sunrise at a local reserve. Coyote Hills Park, CA
"Karl" envelopes the city of San Francisco during sunrise.
Sunrise light kissing the face of the North Dome at Yosemite National Park, CA.
Late morning light at "The Gates To The Valley" spot in Yosemite National Park, CA.
Setting sun lighting up the fall colors and snow at Yosemite National Park, CA.
Land Of Snow
Sun light bursting through the clouds in the morning at an overlook above the valley floor at Yosemite National Park, CA.
Fog burning off as the sun illuminates El Capitan. Yosemite National Park, CA.
I thought the striated lines and the rocky block-like formations reminded me Minecraft the game, hence the title. This is Sunrise as Bryce Canyon, though the area in which I took it, I've forgotten it's name. It's not a unique one as its one of the popular vista points.
Mountains & Valleys
“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.”
John Muir, The Mountains of California