Photo: Storm clouds and sunlight drifting over the mountains of the Eastern Sierra, near Lone Pine, Inyo County, California

Picture #01: (Above) Storm clouds and sunlight drifting over the mountains of the Eastern Sierra, near Lone Pine, Inyo County, California – (Click here to Purchase Prints or License Usage.)

Please enjoy this year-end collection of images made over the course of 2016.  I’d love to know which one(s) you like most in the comment section below. If you enjoy my work, I’d be honored and deeply appreciative if you’d share this post with your using those fun little Social Media buttons.  Cheers & Thank you all so much for looking. It truly warms my heart knowing there are folks out there who enjoy the work that I create.

Picture #02: Sun bursts through storm clouds in the Los Padres National Forest, Monterey County, California

Image: Sun bursts through storm clouds in the Los Padres National Forest, Monterey County, California
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Picture #03: Winter waves along the coastal cliffs near Davenport, Santa Cruz County, California

Image: Winter waves along the coastal cliffs near Davenport, Santa Cruz County, California
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Picture #04: Sunset at Bean Hollow State Beach, San Mateo County coast, California

Image: Sunset at Bean Hollow State Beach, San Mateo County coast, California
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Picture #05: El Capitan reflected in the Merced River, Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California

Image: El Capitan reflected in the Merced River, Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California
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Picture #06: Cascade Creek, Yosemite National Park, California

Image: Cascade Creek, Yosemite National Park, California
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Picture #07: Storm clouds over the Owens Valley near Olancha, Inyo County, Eastern Sierra, California

Image: Storm clouds over the Owens Valley near Olancha, Inyo County, Eastern Sierra, California
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Picture #08: Alpenglow at sunrise through storm clouds on Mount Tom, Inyo County, Eastern Sierra, California

Image: Alpenglow at sunrise through storm clouds on Mount Tom, Inyo County, Eastern Sierra, California
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Picture #09: “Life on Mars” – Eureka Dunes, Death Valley National Park, California

Image: Life on Mars - Eureka Dunes, Death Valley National Park, California
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Picture #10: Veins in rock detail at the Eureka Mine, Harrisburg, Death Valley National Park, California

Image: Veins in rock detail at the Eureka Mine, Harrisburg, Death Valley National Park, California
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Picture #11: Tidepool at Bean Hollow State Beach, San Mateo County coast, California

Image: Tidepool at Bean Hollow State Beach, San Mateo County coast, California
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Picture #12: Wave abstract at Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California

Image: Wave abstract at Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California
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Picture #13: Storm clouds over Lone Pine Peak and the Alabama Hills, Inyo County, Eastern Sierra, California

Image: Storm clouds over Lone Pine Peak and the Alabama Hills, Inyo County, Eastern Sierra, California
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Picture #14: Clouds over Yosemite Valley from North Dome, Yosemite National Park, California

Image: Clouds over Yosemite Valley from North Dome, Yosemite National Park, California
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Picture #15: Sunset light Half Dome during a fall storm, from North Dome, Yosemite National Park, California

Image: Sunset light Half Dome during a fall storm, from North Dome, Yosemite National Park, California
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If you made it this far, Wow – Thank you so much for looking at all of these images. Again, if you’d care to leave a comment below, I’d love to know which one(s) caught your eye or you enjoyed the most.

And stay tuned as I’ll have another Best Of post coming within the next week or so. (You can get a free update notification when new material is posted on the blog by following the link below.)

Wishing everyone the very best for the Holidays and 2017! 🙂

Cheers,
– Gary.



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Gary Crabbe is an award-winning commercial and editorial outdoor travel photographer and author based out of the San Francisco Bay Area, California. He has seven published books on California to his credit, including “Photographing California; v1-North”, which won the prestigious 2013 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Medal award as Best Regional title. His client and publication credits include the National Geographic Society, the New York Times, Forbes Magazine, TIME, The North Face, Subaru, L.L. Bean, Victoria’s Secret, Sunset Magazine, The Nature Conservancy, and many more. Gary is also a photography instructor and consultant, offering both public and private photo workshops. He also works occasionally a professional freelance Photo Editor.

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