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Horsetail Falls

Yosemite National Park, California (Kyle Jones)

Black & White Horsetail, Yosemite National Park, California (Kyle Jones)

Horsetail Falls in Yosemite National Park has received a lot of attention on social media and even in the press lately. There are a few reasons for that: (1) February is the time when the phenomenon occurs (when all the right conditions line up); (2) Since California has gotten some rain and snow this winter, the falls are actually flowing; and (3) It really does look spectacular. Horsetail Falls is a small, seasonal waterfall just east of El Capitan in Yosemite. For a couple of weeks in February the geometry of the cliffs align with the setting sun to make the falls appear like a ribbon fire against the shadowed cliff face at sunset. Continue reading

Bay Area Waterfalls

Uvas Canyon, California (Kyle Jones)

Black Rock Falls, Uvas Canyon, California (Kyle Jones)

I took advantage of the nice weather last weekend to do some hiking in the Bay Area, which also gave me a chance to see how the rains we’ve gotten this year have affected some of our local waterfalls. On Saturday, Sandee and I hiked the waterfall loop in Uvas Canyon south of San Jose and on Sunday I hiked one of my favorite loops in the Sunol Regional Wilderness. There was definitely a lot more water in the creeks flowing through these parks than I saw last year.Continue reading

2015 Favorites

I figured I should get this posted before we get into February, so here are my 10 favorite photos from 2015. I pick my favorite (not necessarily best) photographs based on several factors, the most important of which is “do I like it?”. I also account for the feedback I’ve gotten over the year along with how much I enjoyed actually going out to get the shot. I’d appreciate hearing your thoughts in the comments below!

Presented in no particular order…

  1. Lunar Eclipse at Pfeiffer Beach
Big Sur, California (Kyle Jones)

Big Sur, California (Kyle Jones)

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Partial Turret (or what I did on New Year’s Eve)

Arches National Park, Utah (Kyle Jones)

Arches National Park, Utah (Kyle Jones)

During the break between Christmas and New Year’s this year I made a quick trip to Moab, Utah. Since I had never been there before, my main goals were to see the area and scout a little bit. There are a lot of iconic scenes in Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, with Dead Horse Point State Park wedged in between them. Since I was only there for about 24 hours, I didn’t have time to really explore so I picked a couple of locations that I most wanted to see. I visited Delicate Arch for sunset and decided to visit Mesa Arch for sunrise on New Year’s Eve.
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