During my recent trip to New Mexico, I visited a place that has been on my list for a long time, White Sands National Monument in Southern New Mexico. It is situated about 50 miles from the Mexico border near a missile testing area, and during tests, most roads and the National Monument itself are … Continue reading White Sands National Monument, New Mexico
Last month I visited Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in Southern New Mexico. I was very excited about this trip because this is one of the most remarkable wildlife refuges in North America, and even though my expectations were very high, I was not disappointed, on the contrary, I was pleasantly surprised both … Continue reading Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico.
This is a brief post about driving from the San Francisco Bay Area to Yellowstone National Park that might be useful for people that want to visit Yellowstone but, like it happened to me, are undecided about going by car or by plane. My trip took place this past July and the places and wildlife … Continue reading Driving to Yellowstone from The San Francisco Bay area.
This year I went to Death Valley for the first time and it was my first time walking on real desert sand dunes. Even though it was early April, the heat was almost unbearable during the day and walking around these dunes can be exhausting and cause dehydration very fast, especially if you are carrying … Continue reading Photographing Sand Dunes in Death Valley
I’ve had a fascination with lighthouses since I was a child and always enjoy photographing them. This one is located in Point Reyes, in a very remote and windy location. This time, as usual, it was very windy, foggy and wet. I made some shots and I was so mesmerized by the Ocean and the … Continue reading Photographing The Lighthouse at Point Reyes
This classical view in Yosemite National Park can look very different, depending on the direction of the light and on the clouds, which is true for landscape photography in general, but I find those two factors particularly relevant here. When I captured this image, the sun was behind me, in the afternoon but there were no … Continue reading Yosemite Valley Tunnel View
Walking on the beach after sunset, I saw this couple running and jumping around and suddenly they stopped for a few seconds. Fortunately I had the 80-200mm zoom on my camera and was able to zoom out and compose the shot.
The streets of San Francisco. Standing in the middle of a busy street with my tripod set up sounds crazy but it wasn't as dangerous as it may seem. I was actually pretty safe (or at least that's what I want to believe!)
This is probably one of the most remote and windy places in California. At this location, in the Point Reyes peninsula, winds of 60 mph are common and the highest wind speed ever recorded was 133 mph. Fortunately this day the wind was not so strong. I wanted to convey the feeling of immensity and … Continue reading The Point Reyes Peninsula.
I had been planning this image for a while. Stars are a beautiful subject to photograph but also deeply fascinating and, in many ways, mysterious. The place I chose to take this shot from was ideal but what I didn’t know is that I was not supposed to be there at night and a few … Continue reading Milky Way Over Lake Tahoe