Tagged with sunset / sunrise

Whitney Portal 2012

Whitney Portal 2012


Hello everyone! My Mom and nephew came to visit at the beginning of August, and I took them on a tour of the Sierra. My 15 year old nephew, David, had never been out this way…even after living two hours from it for a few years… He seemed pretty excited. Most of the first day … Continue reading

Golden Sunset

Golden Sunset


Hello everyone! It’s been a busy few months at work and I have to admit, my motivation to get outside hasn’t been rising to the occasion as of late. But autopilot guy saved the day! Yesterday, I had a day off and knew I should do something outside, but as I stated above, the motivation … Continue reading

Annular Eclipse – May 20, 2012

Annular Eclipse – May 20, 2012


May 20, 2012 we had an annular eclipse. That is where the moon passes in front of the sun, but is not big enough to eclipse  the whole sun, so the result is what they call a ring of fire. I was at work at the time, and didn’t have any special viewing filters with … Continue reading

Southwest Utah – Pt 1

Southwest Utah – Pt 1


Zion National Park Hello everyone and thanks for being here! I recently returned from a much needed vacation to southwest Utah…and let me tell you…I needed more time! The plan was to visit Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon. I wanted to leave on a Monday night and drive up, arriving Tuesday morning to get … Continue reading

Eastern Sierra: Pt 7

Eastern Sierra: Pt 7


Eastern Sierra: Day 7 – Purple Mountains Majesty As a kid, and as an adult, I had often wondered what the phrase, Purple Mountains Majesty meant. I had found pictures of purple mountains on the net, and remember thinking to myself, okay…purple mountains… I could never get the majesty part from looking at the pictures. … Continue reading

Eastern Sierra: Pt 6

Eastern Sierra: Pt 6


Before I get started with Day 6, I’d like to thank everyone that has been following this story and checking out my other posts. I’m new to the blog world and was really surprised that so many people found my blog so quickly. Thanks again for stopping by and I hope to keep putting out … Continue reading

Eastern Sierra: Pt 5

Eastern Sierra: Pt 5


Eastern Sierra: Day 5 – Piute Pass / Mt Humphreys I love Tang! For some reason, I have never been able to eat, first thing in the morning, and it’s even worse out here… well…unless it was my Mom’s Sunday morning breakfast when I was a kid…I never had a problem with that. After I’ve … Continue reading

Mono Lake January 2012

Mono Lake January 2012


I had been wanting to get some sunrise shots from Mono Lake for a while and finally got up there a few days ago. Since I’m not an early riser, I was going to have to make it a late night. I left San Diego about 10:30pm and parked at Mono Lake, South Tufa Trail-head  about … Continue reading

Sunset from Mt Laguna

Sunset from Mt Laguna


So…the other day, I’m up on Mt Laguna, I have my camera out…on the tripod…camera equipment out in plain sight…remote in my hand…in the process of taking pictures… And the border patrol drives up and asks – “What are you doing?” I told the border patrol… I just installed a new app on my camera … Continue reading