I distinctly remember December 31st, 2014: snow fell all the way down to Temecula – a town that lies about 45 minutes north from here, and at an elevation of only about 1000 feet / 300 meters! This meant that “my tree” (the solitary Cottonwood at Lake Henshaw) would be in snow of course (it’s at an elevation of about 2800 feet / 850 meters) but back then, I missed the opportunity to photograph it because of a more important commitment. The thought of having a photo of the tree with snow though has haunted me every winter since…
En route to a hike in the Warner Springs area, I of course had to stop at “my tree” to photograph it with Shannon‘s infrared converted camera. By now, I’ve got long exposure blends, night photos, dawn photos, storm photos, fog photos, black & white photos, color photos of that tree – there’s really not much left to add. Except for infrared. :-)
Impressions from a rainy day early in April. I guess you know it by now – weather moving through San Diego County triggers an instant desire in me to get out. Dramatic clouds, light playing on the landscape, being in the fog (or rather, clouds) … I hope you can see why I love these conditions, in the photos below.
One of the few winter storms that brought significant amounts of precipitation reached Southern California on the last weekend of February. Joe and I drove out into the back country as the first, lesser wave of it arrived.