Golden California Live Oaks Silhouette
Previous Next
Golden California Live Oaks Silhouette

California Live Oaks silhouetted on a golden California hillside - this is one of the scenes that makes you realize why California is often referred to as the Golden State. I took this photo in Walnut Creek, CA, but this scene is common in much of the central coast of CA: golden hills rolling through the distance with random California live oak trees amongst grass and mustard plants.

These two distinct live oaks stood out to me as awesome silhouette subjects when I saw them earlier in the day while visiting this area and I envisioned a photo similar to this. When I came back later at sunset, I was stoked to see that the scene I had pictured before was actually going to work out! This very often doesn’t happen, but in this case I was able to get a composition of the trees on the hillside in a way that worked well with the position of the sun. As the sun set, the golden light started pouring out to complete the scene.

You can buy this photo here, with many options including standard prints, canvas gallery wraps, gift cards, mugs, T-shirts and much more.


Posted Jan 17, 2014 5:28 pm

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

f 9
Flash: Not Fired

Related California Photos

Mono Lake Tufa Towers Distinguished Pine Illuminated Lupin Flower Behind Bixby Bridge - Highway 1, Big Sur, CA Bodie Remains Erasing Away the Golden Gate Bridge - San Francisco Bay, CA Eastern Sierras Landscape Abandoned Rusty Car - Bodie Ghost Town Shimmering Sea - Sunset from the Cliffs, Point Loma, San Diego Mighty Coastal Redwoods - Muir Woods, CA

See all California Photos (107)

Related Clean and Simple Photos

Dusk on the Isle of Skye: The Old Man of Storr Mud Death Star - Bubbling Mud Pits of Rotorua Bay Bridge Sailboat Silhouette - San Francisco, CA Storm in Milford Sound - New Zealand Peaceful Birch Bay Bursting Sunrise in the Aosta Valley - Italy Sunset Walk Spiral Staircase - Scotty's Castle Peaceful Glide Elegant Egret Silhouette at Sunset - Little Corona, Corona del Mar State Beach, CA

See all Clean and Simple Photos (25)

Related Landscape Photos

Joshua Tree Rock Climbing at Sunset Sailing Stone - Death Valley, Racetrack Playa Stormy Seascape - Point Loma Peninsula, San Diego, CA The Quiraing - Isle of Skye, Scotland Brilliant Color After Sunset - Key Largo, Florida Lagoon Paradise from Above Bamboo Bokeh Mont Blanc Panorama: Grandes Jorasses and Dent du Geant Road to Convict Lake, Eastern Sierras, CA Christmas Day in Southern CA

See all Landscape Photos (179)

Related Plants Photos

Brilliant Green Fall Oak Teddybear Cholla Cactus at Sunrise - Cholla Cactus Garden, Joshua Tree Rock Creek Pussy Willow Field of Color in Solana Beach: Brown-Eyed Susan Flowers Strangler Fig - Banyan Tree Amazing Orchid Cherry Blossoms on Blue Green Fern Shoot Manzanita Bark

See all Plants Photos (26)

Related Sunset-Sunrise Photos

Turimetta Beach near Sydney Australia Cathedral Cove Beach Sunrise Starburst - New Zealand Silhouetted Sticks before the Fire Mammoth Moon Joshua Tree Panorama at Sunset Peace Sunset Before The Storm Mangroves at Sunset - Key Largo, Florida Silent Sunrise Laguna Beach Waterfall Seascape at Sunset

See all Sunset-Sunrise Photos (66)