Posts Tagged ‘California’

Sailing Stones on the Racetrack Playa

Two sailing rocks on the Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park appear to converge from opposite directions leaving a trail behind them.

At the Base of Yosemite Falls

A rainbow is visible above the frazil ice at the base of Lower Yosemite Falls

Bowling Ball Beach along California’s Mendocino Coastline by Rick Pisio Photography

Buy this picture The spherical sandstone concretions on Bowling Ball Beach lie within Schooner Gulch State Beach along the Mendocino coastline in California and can only be seen at low tide. Rick Pisio Website – Blog – Galleries – Portfolio http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/rick-pisio.html http://www.rwphotos.com/blog http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/rick-pisio.html Contact photog@rwphotos.com


Mobius Arch and Mount Whitney

Buy this picture Mobius Arch, in California’s Alabama Hills State Recreation Area forms a portal to view Lone Pine Peak and Mount Whitney. Since the 1920’s film makers have been using the Alabama Hills as a backdrop for their movies. In the early days of motion pictures films such as “Gunga Din”, “How the West […]

Guard Tower and Barbed Wire

Buy this picture On the west side of US 395, six miles south of Independence, California, stands a solitary guard tower. Guard Tower #8 was once one of eight guard towers that encircled the 6200 acre Manzanar Relocation Center located at the base of Mount Tyndall. At the start of the Second World War President […]

Death Valley’s Eureka Dunes

Landscape photo of the Eureka Dunes in Death Valley National Park


Willits at Mono Lake

Buy this picture A pair of willets on Mono Lake’s northern shoreline. Rick Pisio Website – Blog – Galleries – Portfolio http://www.rwphotos.com http://www.rwphotos.com/blog http://photoshelter.rwphotos.com Contact photog@rwphotos.com

“Elephants” of the Pacific: Part II

Photo collection of northern elephant seal young and old on the California coast beaches to rest, birth and breed after spending most of the year at sea.

Mono Lake Tufa Towers in the Pre-Dawn Light

Tufa Towers along Mono Lake’s south shore glow in the pre-dawn light. The tufa towers were formed when the area was covered with water. Underwater springs rich


Gull and the Octopus

Photograph of a Western Gull swallowing an octopus along Morro Bay California

The Recreation

Buy this picture Today the area that is Station Island is a lot different than it was in 1880 when the South Pacific Coast Railroad placed a shack for a bridge tender in the middle of the island. Back then both waterways on either side of the island were navigable by vessels as big as […]

Home Creek in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park’s Fern Canyon

Buy this picture Rocks and pebbles make up the bed of Home Creek as it flows through Fern Canyon in Northern California’s Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park is located in Humboldt County, California, 50 miles north of Eureka near the town of Orick, and is a coastal sanctuary for old-growth […]


The Prehistoric Ambiance of Fern Canyon

Buy this picture Home Creek flows past the fern and moss covered walls of Fern Canyon in Northern California’s Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park is located in Humboldt County, California, 50 miles north of Eureka near the town of Orick, and is a coastal sanctuary for old-growth Coast Redwood trees. […]

Statue of Father Junipero Serra at Mission San Antonio de Padua.

Buy this picture Statue of Father Junipero Serra stands at Mission San Antonio de Padua. Mission San Antonio de Padua sits within the “Valley of the Oaks” in Monterey County near the town of Jolon. The mission was founded on July 14, 1771 by Father Junipero Serra and was the third mission in Alta California. […]

Cal Fire OV-10 Bronco taxis at the Nevada County Air Attack Base.

Buy this picture Cal Fire OV-10 Bronco taxis at the Nevada County Air Attack Base prior to a firefighting mission. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection utilizes the OV-10 Bronco as a lead-in aircraft for the air tankers as well as an aerial platform from which the entire air operation is coordinated. The […]


Over 40,000 Transported

Buy this picture California Shock Trauma Air Rescue (CALSTAR)BO-105LS-A3 helicopter built by MBB departs Nevada County Airport. CALSTAR is a non-profit air ambulance service Rick Pisio Website – Blog – Galleries – Portfolio http://www.rwphotos.com http://www.rwphotos.com/blog/?p=1908 http://rwphotos.photoshelter.com/gallery-list Contact photog@rwphotos.com

Pony Express Station in the Utah Desert

Buy this picture Simpson Springs Pony Express Station in Utah’s Great Salt Lake Desert. Rick Pisio Website – Blog – Galleries – Portfolio http://www.rwphotos.com http://www.rwphotos.com/blog http://rwphotos.photoshelter.com/gallery-list Contact photog@rwphotos.com

Navy Patrol Boat on San Francisco Bay

Buy this picture U.S. Navy Security forces patrol the San Francisco waterfront in the 34 foot Sea Ark Navy security boat. Rick Pisio Website – Blog – Galleries – Portfolio http://www.rwphotos.com http://www.rwphotos.com/blog http://rwphotos.photoshelter.com/gallery-list Contact photog@rwphotos.com


Steam and Diesel: Quincy Railroad #2 and Western Pacific 918D

Buy this picture Niles Canyon Railways’ steam engine Quincy Railroad Company No. 2, an ALCO 2-6-2T built in 1924, and the Western Pacific 918-D, a 1950 built General Motors EMD F-7 Diesel share the tracks at Vallejo Mills near Sunol, California. Rick Pisio Website – Blog – Galleries – Portfolio http://www.rwphotos.com http://www.rwphotos.com/blog http://rwphotos.photoshelter.com/gallery-list Contact photog@rwphotos.com

Charcoal Kilns in Death Valley National Park

Buy this picture Located in Death Valley National Park’s Wildrose Canyon the Wildrose Charcoal Kilns are considered to be the best surviving examples of such kilns in the western United States. The kilns were only used for a short time around 1878 to provide charcoal to power nearby smelters. There are 10 kilns at the […]

Canadian Naval Vessel Passes Under Golden Gate Bridge

Buy this picture The Royal Canadian Navy coastal defence vessel HMCS Nanaimo, (mm 702), enters San Francisco Bay during 2007 San Francisco Fleet Week activities. The Nanaimo was Commissioned in 1996 and is the second Canadian Warship to carry the name. HMCS Nanaimo is the third of twelve ships built under Candada’s Maritime Coastal Defence […]


McWay Falls on California’s Big Sur

Buy this picture McWay Falls in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park is an 80 foot waterfall that flows year-round. McWay Falls is one of only two waterfalls in the region that are close enough to the ocean to be referred to as “tidefalls”. It is located on McWay Creek in California’s Big Sur. Rick Pisio […]

Punta Gorda Lighthouse on Northern California’s Lost Coast

Buy this picture The Punta Gorda Lighthouse on Northern California’s Lost Coast overlooks the Pacific Ocean. Located near the town of Petrolia, California, the lighthouse was built in 1912 and decomissioned in 1951 when it was deemed that it was no longer needed. Rick Pisio Website – Blog – Galleries – Portfolio http://www.rwphotos.com http://www.rwphotos.com/blog http://rwphotos.photoshelter.com/gallery-list […]

Santa Monica Pier at Night

photo of the neon arch at the entrance to the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California