Sunday, January 11, 2009

My 10 Favorite Images of 2008

In no particular order, these are my top ten favorite images from 2008. Thank you to Jim Goldstein for suggesting this exercise! It was fun to go through the archives and pull out my favorites. I hope you enjoy them! To see more, please visit my website or my Flickr photostream. Happy shooting in 2009!

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A beautiful sunset in Pebble Beach during the last few days of 2008.
"Lone Cypress Sunset"
"Griffith Observatory Moonrise"

I'm going to count the next two as a single image, since they pair together.
"Sunset/Moonset, Golden Gate Bridge"
"Priest Valley Spring"
"Violet Fog and Golden Gate"

"Downtown Los Angeles Twilight"
This is a portrait I took of my dad in July, just a few months before he passed away in October. I'm so happy I have this photo of him.
"Griffith Observatory and Los Angeles Skyline"
"Badwater Salt Flats" - Death Valley National Park
"Baby on Board" - Capuchin Monkeys in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
I got to try my hand at wedding photography this year when my good friends Christy and Scott tied the knot!
"Christy and Scott"

And lastly, an early favorite from 2009 ;) - "Moonrise, Joshua Tree"

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Lone Cypress Sunset | Pebble Beach, California

This sunset was one of the most brilliant and riveting I've ever seen on the California coast. It seemed more like a summer in Hawaii than late December in Pebble Beach.

The tree featured in these photos is the famous Lone Cypress, which is the logo of the Pebble Beach Company.

You can see more of my photographs of the California Coast here.

Canon 5D, 24-70L, ISO 50, Lee 2-stop graduated neutral density filter.

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