The Rugged Montana de Oro Coastline

montana de oro

Montana de Oro State Park is such a hidden gem for landscape/seascape photography. If you can find the right stretches of coastline, you’ll be hard pressed to find a bad …

El Capitan and Three Brothers

El Capitan and Three Brothers

One of these days I’ll be in Yosemite during jaw-dropping weather conditions. I just know it :-). I thought I was going to get that this past visit, since there …

Seymour Texas Supercell

seymour texas storm

Oh man, my mind is still racing from everything that happened yesterday. I had never chased on my own before, but Mike in no uncertain terms told me to get …

Ask James | A New Endeavor Here at JamesB.com

Image © Mike Mezeul II

Today I’m excited to announce a new section of the site here called “Ask James.” Earlier today I sent out a newsletter asking all 16k+ subscribers to send me questions …

Amongst Mere Mortals | Mariposa Grove

Mariposa Grove

The giant sequoias in Yosemite National Park’s Mariposa Grove are one of the most impressive displays of nature you’ll find. These trees can withstand just about anything mother nature can …

Storms Over Yosemite Falls

Storms over Yosemite Valley | James Brandon

Ever since I fell in love with storms, it’s become a nerve racking thing trying to schedule any trips during the spring. As I expected, I picked about the worst …

Solitary | Paso Robles, California

Paso Robles Tree | James Brandon

This is an image right at a decade in the making. Let me explain :-). I first visited California with my friend, soon to be girlfriend and now wife, Kristin …

Punalu’u Beach | Hawaii

Punaluu Beach

Photographing the beaches of Hawaii is a bit of a challenge. It seems that everywhere you go it’s either black lava rock along the shore or black sand. Well, cameras …