On a quick trip to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, around early October, we were treated to a spectacular sunset bathing the canyon in warm light. Turning around to look to the west I spied an equally impressive sight, capturing it with my 300mm lens.
This past Christmas was spent in northern New Mexico, in a small town by the name of Chama. The elevation is about 7,500 feet and the weather, as you can imagine, is quite unlike southern California. The day after Christmas I awoke to see an reddish glow in the loft where my daughters were sleeping. Venturing out I saw the Eastern sky aglow with the impending sunrise. Even though I quickly grabbed my camera (Canon S410) the colors had dissipated somewhat by the time I made these shots. Yet, they remain very colorful.
On Valentine's Day in 1993 my wife and I were on California's Central Coast (this was before we had kids). We had a great day sightseeing, hiking, and just enjoying the scenery. Near Morro Bay is a wetland estuary. Some months prior I had seen a photograph taken there at sunset that intrigued me. About an hour before sunset we hiked up a small bluff and set up our cameras. The land that the Sun is setting behind is a sandspit, and the area of water just to the left of the Sun is the ocean. You can find this image as a postcard in and about the area of Morro Bay, California. (alas, one of only two postcards I've gotten published)