Due to its enduring popularity, it’s easy to dismiss Arches National Park as over-hyped and over-visited – but doing so would be a mistake. From spectacular rock formations to snow-capped peaks in the distance to the dramatic red rocks of the high desert, Arches boasts one of the defining landscapes of the United States. I took all of the photos in this gallery over an unseasonably warm December weekend, when crowds were minimal and the weather absolutely perfect.
Largely undeveloped and sparsely populated, California’s central coast boasts a rugged coastline with white-capped waves and mountains filled with hiking trails and campgrounds. The iconic Route 1 connects Los Angeles and San Francisco, and the drive is one of the most scenic the United States has to offer. This gallery features photographs from a number of my favorite spots along the coast, including Malibu, Cambria, Big Sur, and Carmel.
In San Francisco, a vibrant and colorful downtown thrives within walking distance of rocky cliffs and white-capped waves. This stunning contrast is why San Francisco is easily my favorite American city – and also why it’s one of my favorite metropolises in the world. The city is doused in color, from the sparkling blue water to the pastel-hued homes to the iconic red of the Golden Gate, and I love photographing all of it.