Amazing detail and texture in this ancient tree. The bristlecone trees in White Mountain California are oldest known trees in the world. The oldest being the Methuselah tree which is over 4,800 years old.
The delicate remnant of a bristlecone trunk now fallen and being worn down by the weather. One of the things I find so facinating is the contrast of colors you find in them. The reds and oranges juxtaposed by the blues make these trees really pop out and make you take notice.
Taken at my parents house in Tehachapi, CA. As I was setting up the shot I was using my parents front porch light on. As I was taking test shots I was so taken by the striking contrast from the tree and the grass compared to the night sky I decided to keep the light on which helped make this striking image.
This beautiful flower offset the yellow of the daisy remnants was taken on the Fullerton Loop trail. I nearly stepped on this gem while taking photos of the nearby Brea Dam. You never know what you'll stumble across while you're out and about.
One of the highlights from the High Sierra Trail in Sequoia National Park. The morning I took this photo I was in a mad dash to get to the lake from the Hamilton Lakes before the morning sun snuck up over the cliffs. Thankfully I beat the sun and captured these wonderful blue tones in the lake.