Friday, November 20, 2009

Orange November

Pleasure boaters enjoy a pumpkin-colored sunset off Malibu Lagoon, courtesy of a mild Santa Ana wind condition. Transplanted Easterners may long for autumn leaves and the season’s first snow, but longtime locals anticipate Thanksgiving Malibu-style—with sunny days, dramatic sunset and sunrise skies, clear starry nights and miles of quiet and solitude on near-empty beaches. MSN

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Misty Malibu Morning

This morning was a beautiful Malibu morning; fresh misty marine layer receding inland, gentle morning light, and crisp clean air.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Before the Storm

Finally! Our first rain of the season. The dramatically beautiful sunset sky last night foreshadows the desperately needed storm's arrival.

Monday, June 29, 2009

In the water at Broad Beach

The June gloom is relentless, but the sun never completely relinquishes it's thrown and by early afternoon it is back in power. Seeing that blue sky finally peep through the misty marine layer is always quite magical, especially when seen from the water.

And with the sun comes this amazing color...


Thursday, June 18, 2009

Cross Creek Egret Nest

A couple of weeks ago I discovered a Snowy Egret nest down at Cross Creek. I would estimate that there are at least 20 birds inhabiting the large Ficus. The overcast skies kept me from getting a good shot for over a week, but finally the blue sky came through.

Birds in a nest must agree...

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Beautiful Light

In between the spurts of June gloom we've had some beautiful summer weather. The afternoon "magic hour" light is especially beautiful when it follows a morning of ominous thunder clouds and misty showers.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Gold Rush

Wave-washed rock outcroppings at Little Dume Cove glisten like giant nuggets of the yellow precious metal, the element with the atomic number 79, that played such an important role in the early history of California. Hues of sunlit gold flash everywhere from the temporarily inviolate sand to the jagged overhangs that immerse the visitor into the forces of creation that reflect the oneness of the land and the sea.

another angle: