After a fresh coat of powder I squeezed a trip in-between storms to the iconoclast of national parks and photographic destination, Yosemite Valley . I had never been to Yosemite outside of the gridlock conditions of summer. The winter offered a protective shelter from the crowds and offered me the perfect opportunity to capture the park in ways I had never seen experienced it before.
It was fantastic to start the summer off with a quick road trip north. I jetted up to Seattle for one night and meandered my way back down the west to my home town of Sebastopol, California. The weather was impeccable for Oregon and the West Coast in general, this offered up some optimal shooting conditions. Fern Canyon and Prairie Creek National Park was the highlight of the trip. That forest is mystical; the flora and fauna this park preserves is pristine and a pinnacle to California’s breathtaking scenery.
Crater Lake Sunrise
Diamond View Lake in Central Oregon, looking towards Diamond Peak.
Prehistoric Giants, Sequoia Sempervirens
Fern Canyon, Prairie Creek National Park
Velella Velella basking in the final light
Five Finger Ferns
It was a calm and delicious night in the foggy, coastal town of bodega. Hosted at The Casino, the benefit dinner was to help Sonoma County local chef Mark Malicki who has fallen ill. Local chef’s donated their time and expertise to craft some delicious meals. Local community members, farms and businesses donated their time, money and locally crafted goods for the fundraiser dinner. Check out some highlights below, and if you’d like me to shoot one of your events feel free to send me an email!