To See You Smiling by landESCAPEphotography

“Earth laughs in flowers” – R.W. Emerson

A perfect spring scene on the California coast. The flowers are native Californian Erigeron. I was planning to photograph from the rocks below, but I saw this flower patch on the cliff and knew that was where I wanted to be. This is several exposures blended for focus and time.

Sunset forecast powered by #escaype 🙂

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Alpine Paradise by landESCAPEphotography

A dusting of snow covers Yosemite Valley during an early-season storm, taken last week. Several familiar landmarks are visible, from different angles. This is a 19-image panorama grid encompassing more than an 180-degree field of view.

In my mind, landscape photography goes hand-in-hand with exploring and enjoying nature — not with checking boxes off a list, or collecting stamps that other people create. I urge you to get outside and experience our amazing planet, without a specific photo or experience in mind, and I can all but promise you will come home with an incredible experience and unique photo.


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With Grace by landESCAPEphotography

I never get tired of watching the fog in San Francisco. These low fog events have become extremely rare this year. Hopefully we get another one soon!

Forecasted by #escaype 😉

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A Deep Breath by landESCAPEphotography

I recently took a trip to the Canadian Rockies. It wasn’t really a photography trip — we just wanted to hike, camp, explore, and experience these incredible mountains. We only woke up for a couple sunrises and only stayed out for a couple sunsets. It was a nice change of pace, and it allowed me to reconnect with the reasons I love landscape photography in the first place: because I love being outside. Tung and I hiked to many places in the high country that most people never see, including a few scrambles that required helmets, and many of my best memories have no award-winning photos to show for. But this was one of the better moments of light during the trip, so I did take a couple of handheld panoramas.

Hope you enjoy this one!


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Into Thin Air by landESCAPEphotography

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We had an incredible sunset with low fog at the Golden Gate last week. I had my eyes on Battery Spencer, this low and close vantage point, but it was fogged in when I arrived. After hiking around for an hour, I noticed the fog had lowered, so I booked it back down to Spencer and grabbed some shots before we got socked in again. Here is one of my favorites.

I often have issues with shots from this spot being left-heavy, but hopefully the clouds balance things out 🙂

Even the #escaype model had some trouble forecasting this fog, but we noticed it out to sea during the day and sent out some alerts, knowing there would be a high cloud burn to the south. Thanks for bearing with us through the hiccups, guys!


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b a l a n c e by landESCAPEphotography

A beautiful night of exploring the California coast. This tidal waterfall was exhilarating! Sets of big waves would come, and one would flow out on the waterfall while the next one crashed over the reef. We got soaked, but that’s part of the fun 😀

The person in the photo is my friend Johnny Wang. It looks more dangerous than it is, don’t worry 🙂

Sunset forecasted by #escaype! Hope you all are doing well 🙂

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I’ve been chasing fog around SF for over a year and I’ve only seen it look like this once. Ironically, the fog retreated just a few minutes before, and I packed up my bags and started the hike back to my car, thinking I’d gotten hosed… then I turned around and saw this happening, and bolted back down the hill to catch it.

Fog season is almost back. Want to join us in chasing weather like this? Ask me for more info on getting invited to #escaype 🙂

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A Sierra Moment by landESCAPEphotography

This photo is dedicated to our friend and landscape photographer extraordinare Jeff Swanson, who had his life taken away from him when he was far too young for it. Jeff was an amazing guy, and I had the pleasure of shooting with him a couple times out in Death Valley. We were planning a Sierra backcountry trip, as it was one of our favorite places, but that opportunity got taken away from us. I hope you will visit his site here to see his beautiful work:

Funds raised by the sale of Jeff’s prints will be donated in his name to the Melanoma Research Foundation.

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Sunkissed by landESCAPEphotography

This is Olstinden, the same iconic peak you see from a much wider angle in most images from this area.

Here is a panorama from this sunrise.

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