Half Dome and the sun breaking through the clouds
Taken from the hike in Yosemite Valley to Mirror Lake. It was snowing before this shot was taken and then the sun's light instantly warmed everything up once it broke from behind the clouds.
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Sunset on El Capitan
Half Dome and the Merced River
Taken from Sentinel Bridge
Yosemite Valley from Tunnel View (Black and White)
Yosemite Valley from Tunnel View
Taken from the hike up to Old Inspiration Point from the Tunnel View Parking area.
A bridge over Redwood Creek
Taken along the bootjack trail in Muir Woods National Monument
A foggy, late fall morning along the American River Parkway
Taken just after sunrise near the Sunrise Blvd Bridge. I guess that's why they call it Sunrise Blvd.
In Muir Woods National Monument. After several days of rain, the sun finally was out.
A creek crossing in Muir Woods National Monument
Taken in the winter of 2017 after some heavy storm runoff which helped to enhance all the rivers, streams, and creeks.
A storm is brewing
Watching the storm roll in over the Sierra Nevada and into the Tahoe Basin.
A South Lake Tahoe Sunset
With a winter storm rolling into the Tahoe Basin.
One of the Sunrise Ponds
Located along the north side of the American River near Sunrise Ave.
Lake Tahoe with a storm rolling in
Taken from South Lake Tahoe
Ridge Run and Lake Tahoe
Taken from Northstar Ski Resort. Shot with an iPhone 7plus.
A beautiful day above the inversion layer covering Lake Tahoe.
Taken from Heavenly Ski Resort. Shot and edited on an iPhone 7plus.
Mt. Tallack from South Lake Tahoe (Vertical)
During the late winter/early spring of 2016.
Mt. Tallack from South Lake Tahoe
A Winter Sunset over the Sierras
Sunset and Moonrise along the American River
Pefect time of day to catch the moon rise and last low rays of the sun illuminating the sky.
A broken tree planter box
Taken along the American River near Sunrise Avel
Mountain Biking at Folsom Lake
Taken on an iPhone 7+
The moon rising over the American River
Taken just after sunset along the American River Bike Trail
Sunset over the American River Parkway
Taken between Hazel Ave. and Sunrise Ave
The Entrance to Muir Woods National Monument
Established 1908. It's pretty awesome that people thought enough about the future to protect places like this way back then.
Stairway to Heaven
A stairway along the Bootjack Trail in Muir Woods National Monument
Climbing through Muir Woods
Everything was so wet from the recent storms and the runoff was incredible.
Taken along the Bootjack trail from Muir Woods National Monument.
Redwood Creek rushing after winter storms
This was taken from a bridge off the Redwood Trail in Muir Woods National Monument. You can also watch the editing process for this photo by watching my Introduction to Aurora HDR 2017 Tutorial
With the morning sun filtering through the canopy at Muir Woods.
Benches along the Redwood Creek Trail
Muir Woods National Monument
The sun filtering through on Redwood Creek
Taken along the Redwood Trail in Muir Woods National Monument.
To see the editing process for this photo, check out my Introduction to HDR Tutorial.
Looking up through the tall redwood trees.
Taken in Muir Woods National Monument
A crooked tree in Effie Yeaw Nature Preserve
With the sun peeking out from the fog
A deer stopping to pose for a pic
Taken at Effie Yeaw Nature Center, Carmichael CA
A foggy morning along the American River
Taken at Effie Yeaw Nature Preserve following a week long storm and flooding in the Sacramento Valley.
Skinning out towards Winnemucca Lake
With Round Top off in the distance.
Matt skinning up to Winnemucca Lake
Taken in the Spring of 2016
Lone Christmas Tree in the snow (with white vignette)
Initially created to be a Christmas card but taken from a photo of Caples Lake in the snow
Thunder Mountain looming over Silver Lake
From Fall Photos
Silver Lake, Thunder Mountain, and Caples Crest
Elephants Back, Round Top, and Caples Lake after some early season snow
Caples Lake and Round Top in the midday sun
A series of early season snow storms left the mountains looking good before Thanksgiving in 2015.