Entries in landscape (59)

Monday
Feb172014

Landscape Study 45

I was off from work today and I walked around the park to get some exercise. I happen to see this beautiful scene along the path.

Cesar Chavez Park. Berkeley, CA/ ©Stella Kalaw

Cesar Chavez Park. Berkeley, CA/©Stella Kalaw

Sunday
Aug182013

Landscape Study 44

The fog burned off at this point along the trail.

Lafayette Reservoir. Lafayette, CA./ ©Stella Kalaw

Lafayette Reservoir. Lafayette, CA./©Stella Kalaw

Tuesday
Aug132013

Landscape Study 43

I love hiking on foggy days particularly at the moment when the fog begins to lift and the clouds slowly part to make way for the sun to appear. A sort of dance happens with the light. It intensifies then fades again. Sometimes it happens gradually. Other times it happens in a flash. When it appears at just the right spot along the trail, the landscape transforms into something quite magical. It's subtle but beautiful.

Lafayette Reservoir. Lafayette, CA./ ©Stella Kalaw

Lafayette Reservoir. Lafayette, CA./©Stella Kalaw

Thursday
Jul112013

Landscape Study 42

The heat wave lingered in the Bay Area for several days before the temperatures cooled off this past weekend.On Sunday morning, the clouds appeared as the sun washed the landscape at Lafayette Ridge.We've hiked here several times since spring and it was the first time I've seen it this beautiful.

Lafayette Ridge Trail. Lafayette, CA./ ©Stella Kalaw

Lafayette Ridge Trail. Lafayette, CA./©Stella Kalaw

Lafayette Ridge Trail. Lafayette, CA./ ©Stella Kalaw

Lafayette Ridge Trail. Lafayette, CA./©Stella Kalaw

Saturday
May042013

Landscape Study 41

I lived in Santa Barbara for four years and never once explored the outdoors. I was too focused on school and wasn't in the space of appreciating nature. When I visited my good friend JZ this past weekend, she suggested that we do a morning hike and she took me to Romero Canyon Trail. What a beautiful hike it was especially through the oak trees that lined the creek side. Early morning fog shrouded the trail and the light was incredibly soft and delicate.

Romero Canyon Trail. Santa Barbara, CA/©Stella Kalaw

Romero Canyon Trail. Santa Barbara, CA/©Stella Kalaw