2016Death Valley, CA
It had been 8 long years since I last visited the Death Valley, but I finally made it back to this most mesmerizing of natural wonders on our planet. This time, I ended up exploring parts of the park I had not had a chance to visit the last time - Zabriskie Point, Badwater Basin, and Twenty Mule Team Canyon.

The highest mountain in the park - 11,049-foot Telescope Peak - lies only 15 miles from Badwater Basin, which is the lowest point in the U.S. at 282-feet below sea level. To give you some perspective, the vertical drop from the peak to Badwater Basin is twice the depth of the Grand Canyon!

I used my Leica SL with M-lenses for these images - a total dream setup!
Camera
Leica SL (Typ 601)
Lens
LEICA APO-SUMMICRON-M 90mm f/2 ASPH.
Sizes Available
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2011Yosemite National Park, CA
As I drove towards Yosemite on my first-ever visit to this national park, I really had no idea as to what to expect with regard to its scale or magnificence. Suffice it to say, I was left in complete awe! I had carefully planned the trip to coincide it with fresh round of snowfall, and the drama it added couldn't have been scripted better. A place of immense beauty, fostering deep introspection, Yosemite feels like poetry to me. I hope my selected images here begin to tell that story to you as well.
Camera
Nikon D3X
Lens
Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 50mm f/2 ZF.2
Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 90mm f/2 ZF.2
Sizes Available
8"x8"
2011Windmills, CA
Driving along I-580 on the way back to the Bay from Yosemite, I noticed what seemed like hundreds upon hundreds of windmills lining the foothills in the distance. It was an amazing sight, and I got increasingly fascinated with every passing mile. Almost in the last second, I heard this calling inside to take the exit and CREATE! And that's what I did. The almost surreal landscape you see here is exactly what I visualized in my head before I had even clicked the first shot! These windmill images remain some of my absolute favorite work.

Note: These images were NOT heavily post-processed in Photoshop to get their look. The real effort included waiting for the perfect light conditions and then exposing very, very carefully to get the desired look right in the camera.
Camera
Nikon D3X
Lens
Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 50mm f/2 ZF.2
Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 90mm f/2 ZF.2
Sizes Available
8"x8"
2010Monterey, CA
These images were made along the '17-Mile Drive' - a scenic road through Pebble Beach and Pacific Grove on the Monterey Peninsula, much of which hugs the Pacific coastline and passes famous golf courses, mansions and scenic attractions, including the Lone Cypress, Bird Rock and the 5,300-acre Del Monte Forest of Monterey Cypress trees.
Camera
Nikon D3X
Lens
Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 50mm f/2 ZF.2
Sizes Available
8"x10"
2010San Mateo Bridge, CA
These images were about three years in the making.... My sister used to live in the Foster City neighborhood, located just next to the San Mateo Bridge. There was hardly ever a visit when I'd not go for a bike ride or a walk along the path lining the bay, passing this bridge each time. I was always fascinated by it, but it took three years of getting to know this bridge a little before I ventured out to capture it with my camera.
Camera
Nikon D3X
Lens
Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 50mm f/2 ZF.2
Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 90mm f/2 ZF.2
Sizes Available
8"x8"
2008The Racetrack, Death Valley, CA
Nestled in a remote valley between the Cottonwood and Last Chance Ranges, the Racetrack is a place of stunning beauty and mystery. The Racetrack is a playa--a dry lakebed--best known for its strange moving rocks. Although no one has actually seen the rocks move, the long meandering tracks left behind in the mud surface of the playa attest to their activity. The coordinates are: 36.6813° N 117.5627° W
Camera
Arca-Swiss Misura 4x5
Lens
Schneider Super-Symmar XL 80mm F/4.5
Film
Fuji Velvia
Sizes Available
8"x10", 16"x20"