Signature palm trees and a lonely, near-barren tree provide stark contrast against white clouds and blue California sky
A view of Santa Monica (California) and its beach from the Santa Monica Pier
A colorful, shaded, resting place overlooking Santa Monica Pier and the Pacific Ocean in California
Spectacular clouds hang over the Santa Monica Pier as it juts out into the Pacific Ocean, California
The Linville River flows from its headwaters high on the steep slopes of Grandfather Mountain and cascades through two falls as it begins a nearly 2,000 foot descent through this rugged and spectacularly beautiful gorge. Known by the Cherokee as “the river of many cliffs,” Linville Gorge was the nation’s first officially designated wilderness area. Linville Falls is probably the most photographed waterfall in North Carolina.
Low hanging clouds over Bass Lake viewed from Moses Cone Manor
Low hanging clouds create a foggy scene over Bass Lake as viewed from Moses Cone Manor. Flat Top Manor, as it is most commonly known, is also called the Moses Cone Manor, and is located on Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing Rock, North Carolina.
Rural farms in the North Carolina mountains midst greenery, clouds and blue sky
Heavy clouds create shadows over the rural mountains of North Carolina
Low clouds hover over the valley surrounded by North Carolina mountains
Colorful flowers in the foreground enhance the beauty of the North Carolina mountains
How can one not admire the rural beauty of North Carolina!
Grandfather Mountain is an iconic peak 75 miles north of Asheville, North Carolina. The area is known for its incredible vistas and unmatched ecological diversity. The area is called Grandfather Mountain because of early pioneers who recognized “the face” of an old man on one of the cliffs. Can you see it?
Dramatic clouds grace a blue sky over the mountains in North Carolina
Midst the mountains, clouds, and greenery of North Carolina, a lone leafless tree stands out
A picture-perfect composition of clouds, blue sky, mountains, lush greenery, and natural color, all reflecting the rural beauty of North Carolina
The unusual cloud formations and their reflections in the pond caused by moonlight almost makes this a rendering by Monet
The brightness of the moon lights up the surrounding clouds
The wonderful thing about using reflections when taking photos is that they can completely alter the image from something fairly straightforward to something richer or abstract or otherwise more artistic. Here is a reflection of the landscape at sunset in a small body of water.
Images of clouds while flying with them and above them create cloudscape images from a higher altitude