Lighting up the Milky Way
Saturn, Mars and the Milky Way Galaxy rise over Pigeon Point Lighthouse
Pigeon Point Lighthouse shines below the Milky Way Galaxy
Flashing every ten seconds, the 115 foot tall, half a million brick conical seacoast tower shines over the dark skies off central California since 1872.
Rocky cove sunset at Pigeon Point Lighthouse
As the day turns to night, the 115 foot brick masonry conical tower stands tall above the central California coast to guide ships safely to shore. Built in 1872 the lighthouse is now a State Park and an International hostel for overnight accomodations.
Blue pink and gold sunset at Pigeon Point Lighthouse
Pigeon Point Lighthouse was built in 1872 and is a 115 feet tall, brick masonry conical tower that shines one white flash every 10 seconds. As the sun sets, the light guided maraners past its rocky shore for the night. Named after the clipper ship Carrier Pigeon that wrecked here in 1853 on June 6th. Hostelling International USA runs the overnight accomodations since 1981.
Milkey Way, Saturn & Mars over Pigeon Point Lighthouse
The center of the Milkey Way Galaxy rises over Pigeon Point Lighthouse with Saturn and Mars in Scorpius constellation. The tides flow through the rocky point on the central California coast.
Berry Creek Falls
Spring rains has the water flowing in Big Bason State Park.
Pigeon Point Lighthouse after sunset
Another December day sets as clounds gather before the coming rain.
Milkey Way Galaxy over Pigeon Point
September fires over Pigeon Point
Smokey fires drift and obscure the Sun's last rays into angelic soft hues of coroline alga over the California sentinal.
Full Moonset at Pigeon Point Lighthouse
500mm cropped in early March 2015
Leucistic Black Oystercatcher
(Haematopus bachmani) a genetic condition called leucism that affects the expression of all pigment types
Snow Moon rising over Santa Cruz Wharf
February's Full Moon rises over the Santa Cruz Wharf and Harbor in 2015.
Pigeon Point Lighthouse during the post sunset glow
Sunset in the New Year
Pigeon Point Lighthouse
Patriots Jet team fly over Alcatraz
(Falco peregrinus anatum)
Pigeon Point Headlands
Surfig tide and surf surround the headland rocks off Pigeon Point, California
Venus over Pigeon Point
March 2001 Fuji Velvia. Movie shoot.
Wildflower sunset at Pigeon Point
Brassicaceae Wild Radish and Mustard flowers bloom in the fallow fields off Pigeon Point Lighthouse
Pride of Madeira flower macro
Pride of Madeira (Echium candicans) Nikon D600 70-180mm micro zoom 70mm f/16 200 ISO
Sea Fig flower macro
Carpobrotus chilensis flower macro. Focus stacked. Nikon 70-180mm micro zoom. ISO 200, 70mm, f/8.0 1/250s
sour Grass field at Pigeon Point
(Oxalis pes-caprae) blooms in the ag fields at Pigeon Point, California.
Flower Power Light
"Sour Grass" (Oxalis pes-caprae) fills the fields of Pigeon Point, California
Pigeon Point Lighthouse Oxalis telephoto
500mm telephoto prime frames the lighthouse before a feild of Sour Grass (Oxalis pes-caprae)
A Leather Star (Dermasterias imbricata) rests on a bed of Surf Grass (Phyllospadix scouleri).
Pigeon Point 2011 lighting
Part of a time-lapse. Shot at 6400 ISO to get 2 second esposures of the origianl First Order Fresnel Lens before it was removed.
Spanish Shawl (Flabellina iodinea)
A marine gastropod mollusk nudibranch with neon orange, purple and scarlet colors. Fuji Velvia
Pigeon Point Lighthouse
Pigeon Point Lighthouse cumulus clouds sunset long exposure
Pigeon Point Lighthouse Sunset
Pigeon Point Lighthouse cumulus clouds sunset Oceanscape long exposure
Lined Chiton (Tonicella lineata) is a marine gastropod with 8 moveable shell plates. Feeds on algae.
(Oligocottus maculosus) camouflaged and sheltered in tide pool home base off Pigeon Point, CA.
Smooth Brittle Star
(Ophioplocus esmarki) Phylum Echinodermata, Class Ophiuroidea, Order Ophiurea, Family Ophioleptidae
Sea Anemone digests Sea Urchin
Giant Green Sea Anemone digests a Purple Sea Urchin and all that remains are the hard shell test and spines. (Anthopleura xanthogrammica) &(Strongylocentrotus purpuratus).
Triopha maculata. Order: Nudibranchia, sub order: Doridacea, Family: Polyceratidae. Film: Fuji Velvia Slide, 1999.
Pacific White Sided Dolphin
Off the Farralon Islands just above the contenental shelf. Fuji Velvia
Fresnel Lens Pigeon Point
Yashica Mat-124G, Ilford 100 Delta 120 Pro B&W. 80mm lens, f/3.5, 1/250 s, Lightroom4, Silver Efex Pro 2
Whale Skull at Pigeon Point
Yashica Mat-124G, Ilford 100 Delta 120 Pro B&W. Lightroom4, Silver Efex Pro 2