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Sun & Storm

February 19, 2016 - Morning light on the plain leading to the flanks of the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains.
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Subject Subjective

January 23, 2016 - January 23, 2016 Afternoon Photography is about conveying a message from the creator to the viewer. In my work, I...
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Feather Falls Autumn

November 15, 2015 - November 15, 2015 Late Morning Just finished editing images from yesterdays hike to Feather Falls outside of Orovi...
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Time and Progress

August 14, 2015 - August 14, 2015 Afternoon It is amazing how fast time rolls by. Recently I have not had the energy to craft a well...
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Light & Shadow

July 20, 2015 - Light playing on the sub peaks around Mount Lassen.
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East Shore Sunset

July 17, 2015 - Lupine, Lake Tahoe and Sunlit Clouds
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An Orchid Adventure

May 31, 2015 - May 31, 2015 Afternoon It has been a while since I have posted a long from blog post, I have been trying to promot...
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Stream Orchid Chime

May 25, 2015 - Stream Orchid chime growing along Big Chico Creek
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Forest Galaxy

May 18, 2015 - Western Star Flower blooming on the lush forest floor.
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Storm Edge

April 26, 2015 - Dual edges of similar shape.
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Bowman Lake Spring

April 12, 2015 - Afternoon at Bowman Lake
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Bloom Stages

March 04, 2015 - I love the color variation this species exhibits
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Strength in Motion

February 20, 2015 - Water flows and granite resists.
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Sierra Stone Abstract

February 03, 2015 - Solid rainbows of color in the stones of the Northern Sierra
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The Best of 2014

December 31, 2014 - December 31, 2014 Here are the 10 photographs from 2014 that I consider to be the best of the year. Each one will hav...
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Winter Fern

December 20, 2014 - Fern fronds in a dark, damp canyon on California's Table Mountain.
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Trees & Rocks

November 26, 2014 - Conifers and rocks covered in a veil of Autumn snow.
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F-Stop Effects

November 22, 2014 - November 22, 2014 Morning Just thought I would share a technique that creates an interesting effect. Point Source...
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Path of Woven Branches

November 17, 2014 - The beginning of a fantastic summit hike.
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Wisp

November 15, 2014 - A wisp of a cloud as Brokeoff Mountain becomes socked in for the day.
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Inspiration from the Unexpected

November 09, 2014 - November 9, 2014 Night I have been contemplating a lot about the nature of photography, mostly topics about drive,...
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Calligraphy

November 09, 2014 - Fall color and cool water.
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Prints

September 23, 2014 - September 23, 2014 I just printed this image at 20x30 for a show at the Southwest Visitor Center in Lassen Volcanic N...
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September Grass

September 19, 2014 - Autumn is on its way!
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Breaking Out?

August 24, 2014 - August 24, 2014 Afternoon Perhaps this block I have been is is starting to lift. Made a quick afternoon trip to Bi...
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Artists Block

August 17, 2014 - August 17, 2014 Night Been experiencing some serious artists block, both photographically and lyrically... Here is...
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From the Archives XII

July 27, 2014 - July 27, 2014 Evening I spent a great amount of time today weeding my archived and unedited folders. I love doing...
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More from the Petrifed Forest

July 15, 2014 - July 15, 2014 Evening Three images from the Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona. No post capture editing was d...
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Repetiton is the Key

June 20, 2014 - June 20, 2014 Afternoon For a couple of years now I have been visiting the same location searching for an image th...
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Rein Orchid Portrait

June 12, 2014 - My first successful image of a very special flower.
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National Contest - Share the Experience

May 31, 2014 - May 31, 2014 Morning I have three images entered into the National Share the Experience contest. Check them out an...
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Random Bits

May 25, 2014 - May 25, 2014 Afternoon Here are some random images I just finished editing, they are from the last couple of month...
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The Iconic Spots

May 21, 2014 - May 21, 2014 Night Yesterday I wrote about seeing Lassen Volcanic National Park with new eyes. I wrote about knowi...
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Transitions

May 20, 2014 - May 20, 2014 Evening There are some places in this world that just move a person; maybe it was due to childhood me...
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Moonrise & Earth Shadow

March 24, 2014 - A near full moon rises over the Panamint Mountains. Taken from Whitney Portal Road, Lone Pine, CA.
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Spires that Inspire

March 21, 2014 - March 21, 2014 Afternoon While on last weekends trip to Lone Pine, many beautiful landscapes were experienced. Whi...
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Mono Lake Masterpiece

March 19, 2014 - Vibrant colors at California's Mono Lake.
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On Cliches...

March 18, 2014 - March 18, 2014 Night It was Isaac Newton who said " If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of...
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Storm Break

March 08, 2014 - Storm Clouds off of I5 North of Mount Shasta
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The Blog Returns

January 21, 2014 - So here is a sunset in California's Great Valley!
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Snow on the Peaks

November 27, 2013 - November 27, 2013 Morning To every person there is a special place; it may be physical or imagined, urban or natur...
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Different Takes

November 19, 2013 - November 19, 2013 Evening Perhaps the most interesting aspect of nature photography, as opposed to studio photogra...
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Butterfly Valley Autumn

October 27, 2013 - October 27, 2013 Night Dalynn and I went on an Autumn adventure today. We traveled to Quincy to meet our good frie...
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Alaska!

September 24, 2013 - September 24, 2013 Night The post titled "Preview" alluded to a journey from two years ago. In June 2011, Dalynn a...
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Last Day of Summer

September 22, 2013 - September 22, 2013 Morning Of course today is the first day of Autumn! Yesterday Dalynn and I went to enjoy the ra...
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Icon of the West

August 04, 2013 - Sunset over the Coast Range. A West Coast icon.
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More from Devil's Kitchen

July 31, 2013 - July 31, 2013 Evening Just a couple of landscape images I finished this week. Both from Devil's Kitchen trail, the...
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Devil's Kitchen - LVNP

July 28, 2013 - July 28, 2013 Morning Yesterday Dalynn and I hiked a trail that we hadn't been on for a number of years. It's a sh...
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From the Archives IX

July 20, 2013 - July 20, 2013 Afternoon The July heat is oppressive. It is good at killing the desire to shoot shoot shoot. Conseq...
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More Odds and Ends

June 22, 2013 - June 22, 2013 Afternoon Finally have some time for blogging. Between work, travel and being sick, I have not had a...
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Elephant Heads

June 17, 2013 - But seriously, that is what they are called. If one were to look close it would be but a second to see the resemblance....
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New Growth

June 16, 2013 - Spring has arrived in the Mountains. New growth at 7000' elevation in Lassen Volcanic National Park.
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And Now For Something Completely Different...

June 10, 2013 - June 10, 2013 Night Got through some editing from the weekend trip to Quincy, but didn't finish. Here are a couple...
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Smokey Mariposa

June 10, 2013 - A quick preview of a trip up Mt Hough outside of Quincy, CA.
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Twin Orchids

June 06, 2013 - Yet another perspective of the Mountain Lady Slipper, this time with the characteristics of a telephoto lens rather than...
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Fritillary Success

May 07, 2013 - May 7, 2012 Evening Today I solved a puzzle; one that has haunted me for about a year. During the Lassen trip I re...
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Feather Falls

May 05, 2013 - May 5, 2013 Afternoon, Yesterday my father and I went for a hike to Feather Falls. It was a perfect day for this h...
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Odds and Ends

April 28, 2013 - April 28, 2013 Night A couple of photos from the weekends adventures. More barrens, and a quick trip to the Sulfur...
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Finally!

March 12, 2013 - March 12, 2013 Night My computer is finally at full capacity. Some images I processed tonight. Hope you enjoy,...
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From the Archives VI

February 20, 2013 - February 20, 2013 Night One thing that I love to do while waiting for more image opportunities is to review old wo...
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The Photographer Pt. 7

February 11, 2013 - February 11, 2013 Night There are always struggles with every endeavor we partake. Photography is no exception; 20...
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From the Archives V

January 16, 2013 - January 16, 2013 Night Yesterday, while browsing my friend Joe Willis's blog, I saw an image that very much remind...
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Road Trip Part 1

January 09, 2013 - January 9, 2013 Evening So we took a road trip! We started by heading to Ashland, OR via I-5. To be honest, after...
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Last Light

December 31, 2012 - December 31, 2012 Night Happy new year to all! Last light shot by Spencer Dykstra Photography for 2012. Hope you l...
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Failures... Re-imagined #1

November 29, 2012 - November 29, 2012 Night Well, after much discussion with family and friends about 3 images I posted, I have come u...
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Chambers Creek

November 11, 2012 - November 11, 2012 Night The air was cold, very cold. I had a baselayer, midlayer and outerlayer. I had gloves, bea...
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Shasta Cascade Autumn

October 21, 2012 - October 21, 2012 Evening Dalynn and I just got back from our 5 year anniversary. We spent the weekend enjoying the...
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One for the Road

October 17, 2012 - October 17, 2012 Morning Here's one for the road... Smithneck Road, outside of Loyalton California. Always...
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Rejoicing in Color

October 16, 2012 - October 16, 2012 Night The fall color is really making a showing this year. It leaves me day dreaming of being in...
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Welcome Autumn!

September 23, 2012 - September 22, 2012 Afternoon Just saying hello to the new season! Interestingly found some flowers still blooming.
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Time Goes By

September 08, 2012 - September 8, 2012 Morning It is amazing to me that it has been a week since I went to the cabin, and almost a week...
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Out of the Ordinary

September 03, 2012 - September 3, 2012 Evening Just got home from a weekend trip to my wife's family cabin on Lake Philbrook. It is qui...
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Creating the Image

August 14, 2012 - August 14, 2012 Afternoon Flower images are not as easy as one would think. In talking to people, it seems that...
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Escaping the Smoke

August 11, 2012 - August 11, 2012 Evening Just got back from the mountains to escape the oppressive smoke in Paradise. Over night th...
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The Power of Place

June 10, 2012 - June 10, 2012 Night Some places make me feel right at home. Places such as Oak Foothills, Pine Forests, Redwood Fo...
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From the Archives II

May 26, 2012 - May 26, 2012 Morning Yesterday I posted one from way back in 2009, a reflection of brightly colored trees in the s...
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Emergency Trip

May 20, 2012 - May 20, 2012 Afternoon There are certain events that require quick and decisive action. One such even took place y...
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Summer Approaching

May 10, 2012 - May 10, 2012 Night-time The valley and foothills continue to brown, the days are longer and the temperature is hig...
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Dreams the Size of Mountains

April 27, 2012 - April 27, 2012 Evening The weather is warming up, the flowers are blooming, and the valley is browning. With each...
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The Places Close to Us

March 30, 2012 - March 30, 2012 Morning This morning I am sitting here drinking my coffee, listening to music, thinking about the p...
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