Some sunsets are irresistible, with dramatic clouds flung in otherworldly colors across the horizon. This evening in Cocoa Beach, Florida was a vivid reminder that some of the most beautiful moments can be found as the light of day fades away...
Feels a bit like time is slipping through my fingers lately - having completely rebuilt my archives of 30,000+ images, I've admittedly needed a little break from the digital darkroom and the endless queue of shots still waiting to be processed. An escape to the edge of the world, where dunes and sand melt away... Continue Reading →
Spent maybe a little too long this morning playing in the archives, but I couldn't resist. This sunset desert landscape is a panorama stitched from three photos. The sun had just slipped behind mountains to the west, and only the faintest glow remained, caught by the buildings of Boyd Deep Canyon research center and a... Continue Reading →
Around the time one calendar year changes to the next, it is easy to become absorbed in reflecting on the recent past. In this case, 2011 flew by with alarming speed, and it is hard to believe that 2012 has already arrived. Rather than dwell on what has been, however, I am very excited by... Continue Reading →
with the wind (2), originally uploaded by A.p.K. We are anchored to a past whose weight holds us back, but I am hopeful as long as we strive toward the horizon. With the determination of a steady wind, and with our hearts harnessing the light, we may yet break free.
just another day in paradise, originally uploaded by A.p.K. Living in Monterey is pretty much like living inside a postcard. Every sunset has the potential to make the evening magical, as the lights of the squid-fishing boats come to life along a stormy horizon, and a few hardy souls brave the cold wind and waves... Continue Reading →
Lake Shasta, 07.14.08, originally uploaded by A.p.K. In California, where drought is a seasonal cycle as well as a condition that often affects the landscape for years at a time, it was big news earlier this week when the Governor declared the most recent period of drought to be officially over. This shot was taken... Continue Reading →
northern nevada, originally uploaded by A.p.K. Two of my favorite photographic ingredients - some fleeting condition like fast-moving clouds and rain, and the slanting rays of the sun. Even two images shot within seconds of each other can be remarkably different in tone and balance when captured under these conditions. This was a lucky shot... Continue Reading →
salt-flat photoshoot, originally uploaded by A.p.K. If I said I planned this shot, at 80mph somewhere on the I-80 near Bonneville, would you believe me? Best viewed large, with a magnifying glass. 😉 While returning from a working road-trip to Salt Lake City, this line of human figures in the desolate landscape caught my eye. ... Continue Reading →
because this landscape will always be a part of you, originally uploaded by A.p.K. (because this landscape will always be a part of you...) 'Special' isn't the right word for Big Sur. There is magic in the mist, as the mountains descend to the sea, where crashing waves endlessly carve coves and cliffs. It feels... Continue Reading →
(7), originally uploaded by A.p.K. On the coast of Central California, snow is an unusual occurrence. In the 8+ years that I have lived here, I have seen it happen only twice, and we're forecast for another round this coming weekend. If it snows on the beach, you can bet I'll be out there, shivering... Continue Reading →