April 2014 Desktop Wallpaper Calendar

April 2014 Desktop Wallpaper

Big Sur has the popularity, but it never fails that when I set out to leave the Bay Area with no destination in mind, I always seem to head north. The coastline is more rugged and the coffee tastes better. And, these sunsets aren’t bad to experience either. This day, I set out to photograph another selfie and after setting up in the location I had mapped out, discovered that I had forgotten my tripod at home. No matter, though. After a bit of craftiness with a rock and a Joby, I soon had a tripod that would make MacGyver proud.

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March 2014 Desktop Wallpaper – Mount Shasta

Mount Shasta glows under the moonlight on the northern California countryside. This shot was taken last year on a quick weekend trip up the state. It was my first time experiencing the enormity of Mount Shasta, and I hope to return to climb to it’s summit one day this fall. The best part of photographing near this old barn were the horses galloping in the dark. You can see one just to the left of the barn in the photo. In the pitch dark, the herd was difficult to see so you could always hear their hoofs pounding before actually getting a visual.

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February 2014 Desktop Wallpaper – Lost Coast

I couldn’t be more stoked to have been named the winner of the #mydistantshore Instagram contest held by Chris Burkard. Chris has one of the best surfing photo portfolios around, so it’s a huge honor to be selected from all of the excellent submissions. My February calendar features the winning self-portrait taken at the beginning of January in Shelter Cove, California.

The combination of a foggy day with the black sand beach and white surf made for some great natural contrast, but the little editing I did do started with the Sleet preset found in my black and white preset pack for Lightroom.

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January 2014 Desktop Wallpaper – Gray Whale Cove

Welcome to 2014! To kick off the new year, the January calendar comes with a photo from Gray Whale Cove, a small beach just south of San Francisco. I hope everyone’s holiday season was fantastic and you have great things in store for 2014.

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November 2013 Desktop Wallpaper – Foggy Golden Gate

Finally, the Bay Area is starting to get some of the lower fog creeping in during the early morning hours. After the high fog of the summer months, America’s most famous bridge is once again becoming easier to photograph.

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October 2013 Desktop Wallpaper – Capitol Peak Autumn

The wallpaper is back! My apologies for the delay, but I’m now settled into San Francisco and things are back to normal. This month’s photo comes from my favorite mountain in Colorado, during my favorite season – Capitol Peak in autumn. For a few weeks out of the year, Colorado explodes with yellows and oranges as the aspens change colors. Soon, all the leaves will disappear as winter sets in.

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July 2013 Desktop Wallpaper – Window to Capitol Peak

When two good friends pay a visit from California I have to bring out all the goods and show them the best locations to photograph in Colorado. Michael Bonocore, Natalia Stone, and I spent all night photographing the Milky Way over Capitol Peak and just after sunrise resorted to our tents for a quick nap before heading off on our next adventure. The view out of my tent door wasn’t too bad!

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June 2013 Desktop Wallpaper – Trout Lake and Mount Shasta

This photo was shot on an early morning at Trout Lake in Northern California. This adventure led me into the countryside where myself and 3 of my photographer friends spent all night capturing the Milky Way over an abandoned barn. We wrapped up the all-nighter at Trout Lake before heading back to San Francisco on little sleep.

(A big thank you to Aperture Academy’s Brian Rueb for the GPS coordinates and location help in finding this and other epic spots throughout this weekend.)

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