The Silent Temple of Radiant Light

Morning light streams into Live Oak forest at Hollenbeck Canyon, near Jamul, San Diego County, California. January 2013
"The Silent Temple of Radiant Light" -- morning light streams into Live Oak forest at Hollenbeck Canyon, near Jamul, San Diego County, California. January 2013. Prints available.

A peaceful morning in the shade of beautiful Coast Live Oaks. My photography and hiking companion Joe showed me this beautiful oak hollow at Hollenbeck Canyon – without his help, I would probably never have ventured there, a bit off the hiking route that Jerry Schad describes in his guide to hiking San Diego.

I quite like how the dark, yet detailed tree trunk in the front serves as an initial center of attention, leading up into the airy branches of the trees that form a slight arc or passage, darker but ultimately leading to the bright opening and the faintly visible chaparral hill to the right, in the distance.

This is not an HDR or otherwise blended image; it has been developed from a single exposure.

PRINTS: open edition fine art prints of The Silent Temple of Radiant Light are available directly in my print-on-demand store (together with canvas prints, metal prints, acrylic prints, and greeting cards).

LICENSING: please contact me referencing photo ID "Hollenbeck-Oak-Forest-2811" to discuss your intended usage. More information is on my photo licensing information page.

Prints and licensed images are not watermarked.

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