Thursday, July 7, 2011


Here are six shots that give a very brief sample of the splendidly magnificent beauty that is all around us if you just care to look for it.  It is the kind of thing that many take for granted.  I know I did before I moved away from California for the first time.  That was back in 1986.  I had dreamed of returning ever since.  I will not take it for granted again.

I shot this in January 2011 from a parking lot in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.  I shot this with my Canon PowerShot A540.  The beast is still putting in good work.  The shot is magnificent.

Heading back from Victorville to Fontana in early February this year, this was a view from my van in the Cajon Pass.  I shot this with my Canon PowerShot S5 IS, my super camera.  The rest of the photos I took with the S5 IS too.  This shot is again, magnificent.

I took this in early February too.  I was in Lancaster in the evening and the sky came alive.  The sight is absolutely magnificent.

I took this photo in a neighborhood in Fontana in early February again.  Again, at night I was lucky to capture this scene in the sky.  That’s right; it is a remarkably magnificent view.

Here again in the Cajon Pass, I shot this using my world renown “drive by photography” technique I perfected in the war in Iraq back in 2003.  Well maybe not ‘world renown’ but you know…  Just the same, this is another magnificent photo.

In Fontana on Cherry Street heading northbound just past the speedway back in April of this year, I shot this photo.  I caught a storm brewing.  All of these shots illustrate the just a small sample of the grandeur that is California.  However, California does not have a monopoly on breadth taking landscapes.  Many are right outside your door.  And I am sure that they are equally as magnificent.