Under The Waves
       
     
Light Waves
       
     
Peaches and Cream
       
     
Winter in Mill Valley
       
     
Tule Fog
       
     
Fog At Night
       
     
While You Were Sleeping
       
     
Vanilla Blue
       
     
Fog Light
       
     
Anywhere
       
     
Capturing Time
       
     
Spotlit
       
     
House On The Hill
       
     
Is This What Heaven Looks Like?
       
     
Waterslides
       
     
Billows
       
     
Softlight
       
     
Horizon Light
       
     
Pastures
       
     
Alive
       
     
A Fertile Ground
       
     
Mill Valley Fog
       
     
Marin County Blues
       
     
Only This Moment
       
     
Over The Hill
       
     
Between The Lines
       
     
Enchanted
       
     
Embedded
       
     
Happy Cows
       
     
Islands
       
     
Lullaby
       
     
Darklight
       
     
Arms of God
       
     
Release
       
     
If We Go, We Go Together
       
     
Everlast
       
     
Hydroelectric
       
     
Dual Powered
       
     
Summer At The Glen
       
     
Once Upon A Waterfall
       
     
Cavern Cascade
       
     
Boulder Falls
       
     
Havana Glen
       
     
Autumn Light On Taughannock
       
     
Renewal
       
     
Winter Wash
       
     
My Dearest Friend
       
     
Watercolors
       
     
Last Light On McWay Cove
       
     
Rodeo Beach Burning
       
     
Liquid Cling
       
     
Approach
       
     
Mono Lake Stormset
       
     
Take Me With You
       
     
Kingsland Light
       
     
Little Red Lighthouse
       
     
Point Reyes Shipwreck
       
     
Belmar Fishing Pier
       
     
Under The Pier
       
     
Pier Smear
       
     
Morning Calm
       
     
Statue Of Sailboats
       
     
Malibu Under Siege
       
     
First Light In The Valley
       
     
Lower Bells
       
     
Line Light
       
     
Sand Steps
       
     
Tiger Stripes
       
     
Mountains Made Of Sand
       
     
Timestamp
       
     
Fall
       
     
Lenticular Over Mount Hood
       
     
Abandoned America
       
     
Stars Over Crater Lake
       
     
Elemental
       
     
Stand Tall
       
     
Road To The Sky
       
     
Ripples In The Sky
       
     
Gates of Heaven
       
     
Winter Fog At The Gate
       
     
Sidelight
       
     
Bay Bridge
       
     
Rainglow
       
     
Stormlight
       
     
Moonlightning
       
     
Alive
       
     
Krung Thep Electric
       
     
Electric Ekamai
       
     
Empire State Skyline
       
     
LAyers
       
     
Coit Tower Dressed In Red
       
     
Once Upon A Time In Myanmar
       
     
Mount Popa
       
     
Light and Time
       
     
Angkor Wat At Dawn
       
     
The Bund
       
     
Autumn In New York
       
     
Victoria Peak
       
     
Shanghai From The Sky
       
     
Do Look Down
       
     
Queensboro Sunrise
       
     
Shining Armor
       
     
Old/New York
       
     
Centerpiece
       
     
Sky Line High
       
     
Another Day
       
     
Dissect
       
     
Lonely Cloud At Blue Hour
       
     
On The Rocks
       
     
Point Lookout
       
     
Under The Bridge
       
     
George Washington Bridge
       
     
Tribute in Light
       
     
The Highbridge
       
     
Under The Waves
       
     
Under The Waves

Waves of fog roll over a neighborhood in Mill Valley, California, as seen from the top of Mount Tamalpais.

Light Waves
       
     
Light Waves

A sun kissed blanket of fog flows over a hill on Mount Tamalpais in Marin County, California. Getting this shot involved a steep, moonlit hike several hours before daybreak. I used a long shutter speed and a 6-stop neutral density filter to capture the movement of the fog. If you look closely, San Francisco's Sutro Tower is visible on the horizon.

Peaches and Cream
       
     
Peaches and Cream

Marine layer fog pushes over the west side of Mount Tamalpais on an August evening.

Winter in Mill Valley
       
     
Winter in Mill Valley

A bed of fog flows westward over Mount Tamalpais on a January morning. 

Although summertime is known to be "fog season" in the San Francisco Bay Area, this image was made in the middle of winter. Tule fog forms inland during the colder, wetter months. Occasionally when conditions align it pushes west, making its way over parts of Mount Tamalpais—mimicking the behavior of the coastal fog commonly associated with the mountain. 

It made for this unique composition, as fog that's typically photographed from this point of view is flowing in the opposite direction, interacting with different parts of the landscape. 

Tule Fog
       
     
Tule Fog

Tule (valley) fog is illuminated by early morning light near the Marin County and Sonoma County line.

Fog At Night
       
     
Fog At Night

This picturesque wave of fog was both moonlit and street-lit as it poured over a hill in Mill Valley, California. Making this image involved a steep hike up Mount Tamalpais in the dark, and a long shutter speed to capture the movement of the fog. 

While You Were Sleeping
       
     
While You Were Sleeping

Fog fingerlings flowing over Marin County, California under a moonlit sky.

Vanilla Blue
       
     
Vanilla Blue

A bed of fog in Mill Valley glowing in golden hour light.

Fog Light
       
     
Fog Light

Ground fog on Mount Tamalpais glowing in evening light as it rises just after a midwinter rainstorm.

Anywhere
       
     
Anywhere

Waves of fog weave an abstract pattern as they roll over the top of Mount Tamalpais in Marin County, California. 

Capturing Time
       
     
Capturing Time

Fog fingerlings form a streamline over a hill in Mill Valley, CA.

Spotlit
       
     
Spotlit
House On The Hill
       
     
House On The Hill

A foggy February morning on a Northern California farm. This is one of my favorite places to enjoy quiet winter mornings. 

Is This What Heaven Looks Like?
       
     
Is This What Heaven Looks Like?

Life above the clouds over Marin County.

Waterslides
       
     
Waterslides

Light shimmers off a body of fog moving swiftly over Mount Tamalpais.

Billows
       
     
Billows

Morning fog in Sonoma County, California billows in the distance under a colorful sunrise.

Softlight
       
     
Softlight

The sun descends past a wildfire smoke layer beyond a blanket of illuminated fog on Mount Tamalpais in Marin County, California.

Horizon Light
       
     
Horizon Light

Storm clouds were briefly underlit on this winter morning in Petaluma, California, as the sun passed over the horizon on its way above the cloud line.

Pastures
       
     
Pastures

Lush green pastures overlook a bed of fog in the hills of Petaluma, California.

Alive
       
     
Alive

High clouds glowing during a dramatic sunrise over a vast body of fog moving past Mount Tamalpais.

A Fertile Ground
       
     
A Fertile Ground

Tule fog in Northern California farm land.

Mill Valley Fog
       
     
Mill Valley Fog

Fog rolls over a hill in Mill Valley, CA.

Marin County Blues
       
     
Marin County Blues

Mid-afternoon fog cruises between the tree lines of Mount Tamalpais.

Only This Moment
       
     
Only This Moment

Morning fog under a colorful sky in Marin County, California.

Over The Hill
       
     
Over The Hill

A stream of fog crosses over West Ridgecrest Boulevard on Mount Tamalpais.

Between The Lines
       
     
Between The Lines

Coastal fog interacts with the peaks and valleys of Mount Tamalpais in Marin County, CA.

Enchanted
       
     
Enchanted

Coastal fog pours over Mount Tamalpais in Marin County, California, underneath a colorful sunset.

Embedded
       
     
Embedded

West Marin County appears almost fully submerged by winter valley fog, photographed from the top of Mount Tamalpais.

Happy Cows
       
     
Happy Cows

A northern California farm on an early autumn morning.

Islands
       
     
Islands

Rows of trees poke out of the fog in Marin County, California.

Lullaby
       
     
Lullaby

A pillow of West Marin fog in soft morning light.

Darklight
       
     
Darklight

Side-lit fog pushes over Mount Tamalpais on a warm August day.

Arms of God
       
     
Arms of God

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Release
       
     
Release

ChristopherMarkisz@gmail.com | 415-666-6776 | christophermarkisz.com | @dubsonata

If We Go, We Go Together
       
     
If We Go, We Go Together

ChristopherMarkisz@gmail.com | 415-666-6776 | christophermarkisz.com | @dubsonata

Everlast
       
     
Everlast

ChristopherMarkisz@gmail.com | 415-666-6776 | christophermarkisz.com | @dubsonata

Hydroelectric
       
     
Hydroelectric

ChristopherMarkisz@gmail.com | 415-666-6776 | christophermarkisz.com | @dubsonata

Dual Powered
       
     
Dual Powered

ChristopherMarkisz@gmail.com | 415-666-6776 | christophermarkisz.com | @dubsonata

Summer At The Glen
       
     
Summer At The Glen

Rainbow Falls in Watkins Glen, NY.

Once Upon A Waterfall
       
     
Once Upon A Waterfall

A visitor on the footbridge above Rainbow Falls in Watkins Glen State Park, NY. Although indeed posing, she was not doing so for me. I patiently waited for her to move out of the frame but ultimately her presence added a pleasant element to the photographs I took here, this being my favorite one.

Cavern Cascade
       
     
Cavern Cascade

Cavern Cascade on an autumn afternoon. This is one of nineteen waterfalls in Watkins Glen State Park, NY.

Boulder Falls
       
     
Boulder Falls

A roaring Boulder Falls on a partly cloudy afternoon in late spring. 

Havana Glen
       
     
Havana Glen

Eagle Cliff Falls is a 41-ft. waterfall in the Finger Lakes region of New York.

Autumn Light On Taughannock
       
     
Autumn Light On Taughannock

Soft afternoon light illuminates an autumn tree line above Taughannock Falls, a 215 foot waterfall in Tompkins County, NY.

Renewal
       
     
Renewal

Fresh snow covers a rocky shoreline at Awosting Falls in Minnewaska State Park, NY. This was the very last image I made in 2016, on New Years Eve.

Winter Wash
       
     
Winter Wash

A rogue waterfall spills over the Cataract Trail in Marin County, California. This was taken shortly after what was called an "atmospheric river" inundated much of Northern California with unprecedented amounts of rain in early 2017. Just days after this photo was taken, the road which allows access to the trail was closed indefinitely due to numerous landslides.

My Dearest Friend
       
     
My Dearest Friend

Reservoir water cascades down the spillway on an October afternoon at the New Croton Dam in Westchester County, NY. I made this image shortly after learning that my grandmother passed away. I'll never forget the moments I spent here that day saying goodbye. 

Watercolors
       
     
Watercolors

Early morning at McWay Falls in Big Sur, California. This is one of only two waterfalls in California which enter directly into the ocean.

Last Light On McWay Cove
       
     
Last Light On McWay Cove

A golden glow illuminates the rocky cliffs of McWay Cove in Big Sur, California.

Rodeo Beach Burning
       
     
Rodeo Beach Burning

A wave recedes around a rock beneath a fiery sky at Rodeo Beach in the Marin Headlands of Northern California.

Liquid Cling
       
     
Liquid Cling

Waves recede off the rocky shoreline of Santa Cruz, California.

Approach
       
     
Approach

A summer storm approaches Mono Lake.

Mono Lake Stormset
       
     
Mono Lake Stormset

A developing storm cloud approaches the Tufa at Mono Lake, CA.

Take Me With You
       
     
Take Me With You

A stream empties into the Pacific Ocean in Northern California.

Kingsland Light
       
     
Kingsland Light

A watercolor sky above Tarrytown Lighthouse in the Lower Hudson Valley of New York.

Little Red Lighthouse
       
     
Little Red Lighthouse

The Little Red Lighthouse, also known as Jeffrey's Hook Light, is a New York City Landmark located under the George Washington Bridge in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. It's also my favorite subject to shoot in New York. I grew up just minutes away from here. 

Point Reyes Shipwreck
       
     
Point Reyes Shipwreck

Colorful clouds stretch across the sky during a long exposure at the S.S. Point Reyes, an historic fishing boat left stranded (and to be enjoyed by the public) on a sandbar in Inverness, California. Sadly, this view is partially unavailable today due to an amateur photographer who inadvertently lit fire to and destroyed much of this side of the iconic vessel while spinning steel wool.

Belmar Fishing Pier
       
     
Belmar Fishing Pier

Belmar Fishing Pier on the Jersey Shore underneath a vibrant autumn morning sky.

Under The Pier
       
     
Under The Pier

A seagull stands still through a 90 second exposure underneath Newport Pier during a colorful sunset.

Pier Smear
       
     
Pier Smear

A long exposure photograph of low lying, under-lit clouds during low tide at Newport Pier in Newport Beach, California. 

Morning Calm
       
     
Morning Calm

The city of San Francisco is seen beyond a group of partially submerged pylons near downtown Sausalito, CA.

Statue Of Sailboats
       
     
Statue Of Sailboats

Brightly lit sailboats frame the Statue of Liberty on a summer evening, as seen from the shores of Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Malibu Under Siege
       
     
Malibu Under Siege

Smoke from devastating nearby wildfires chokes the sun as it begins to set beyond the Santa Monica Mountains as seen from a hill in Malibu, California.

First Light In The Valley
       
     
First Light In The Valley

The sun rises over the Merced River in Yosemite Valley, CA.

Lower Bells
       
     
Lower Bells

A September afternoon at Lower Bells Canyon Reservoir in Sandy, UT. During less dry parts of year, the rocks in the foreground are completely submerged.

Line Light
       
     
Line Light

Light, shadow and sand create an abstract pattern in Mesquite Sand Dunes in Death Valley National Park, CA

Sand Steps
       
     
Sand Steps

An early morning scene at Mesquite Dunes in Death Valley National Park, CA.

Tiger Stripes
       
     
Tiger Stripes

An interesting wind-formed pattern emerges from a sand dune in Death Valley National Park, CA.

Mountains Made Of Sand
       
     
Mountains Made Of Sand

A colorful morning sky above Death Valley, CA.

Timestamp
       
     
Timestamp

A red barn in New Paltz, NY, which no longer stands.

Fall
       
     
Fall

Colorful fallen leaves along the rocky edge of a stream in Minnewaska State Park, NY.

Lenticular Over Mount Hood
       
     
Lenticular Over Mount Hood

A lenticular cloud shrouds the peak of Mt. Hood in northern Oregon.

Abandoned America
       
     
Abandoned America

The milky way rises over an abandoned cabin in Lee Vining, California.

Stars Over Crater Lake
       
     
Stars Over Crater Lake

Star trails appear over Crater Lake, Oregon, the result of eight continuous five-minute exposures stacked on top of each other.

Elemental
       
     
Elemental

A distant thin layer of fog approaches the Golden Gate Bridge underneath an interesting cloud formation, as seen from Marshall's Beach in San Francisco.

Stand Tall
       
     
Stand Tall

The towers of the Golden Gate Bridge emerge through a massive bed of fog flowing into San Francisco Bay on an early Spring morning.

Road To The Sky
       
     
Road To The Sky

A compressed layer of low fog flows through the Golden Gate Bridge on a sunny June afternoon.

Ripples In The Sky
       
     
Ripples In The Sky

A colorful sunrise over the Golden Gate Bridge at Battery Spencer in the Marin Headlands.

Gates of Heaven
       
     
Gates of Heaven

The north tower of the Golden Gate Bridge emerges from a blanket of fog flowing into the San Francisco Bay.

Winter Fog At The Gate
       
     
Winter Fog At The Gate

Deck-level fog crawls past the Golden Gate Bridge at daybreak.

Sidelight
       
     
Sidelight

Horizontal light illuminates the shoreline below San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.

Bay Bridge
       
     
Bay Bridge

A winter sunrise over the San Francisco Bay Bridge, photographed from the Embarcadero.

Rainglow
       
     
Rainglow

A rainbow appears beneath storm clouds passing over New York City on a summer afternoon.

Stormlight
       
     
Stormlight

A (double) rainbow appears prominently over the World Trade Center and lower Manhattan after an early evening thunderstorm passed over New York City.

Moonlightning
       
     
Moonlightning

Lightning strikes lower Manhattan as a summer storm approaches a moonlit New York City skyline.

Alive
       
     
Alive

Lightning strikes near the Empire State Building in New York City.

Krung Thep Electric
       
     
Krung Thep Electric

Bolts of lightning illuminate a cloudy Bangkok skyline on a summer evening.

Electric Ekamai
       
     
Electric Ekamai

An electrical storm illuminates the sky over Ekamai BTS Station in Bangkok, Thailand.

Empire State Skyline
       
     
Empire State Skyline

The Empire State Building stands among other iconic buildings in New York City.

LAyers
       
     
LAyers

The many layers of the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

Coit Tower Dressed In Red
       
     
Coit Tower Dressed In Red

San Francisco's Coit Tower lit in red.

Once Upon A Time In Myanmar
       
     
Once Upon A Time In Myanmar

Hot air balloons dot the sky as the sun rises over Bagan, Myanmar. 

Mount Popa
       
     
Mount Popa

A mid-day storm breaks over Mount Popa, a volcano in central Myanmar.

Light and Time
       
     
Light and Time

Hundreds of ancient structures like these remain standing in Bagan, Myanmar.

Angkor Wat At Dawn
       
     
Angkor Wat At Dawn

A peaceful morning at Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

The Bund
       
     
The Bund

The Bund in Shanghai, China. 

Autumn In New York
       
     
Autumn In New York

An autumn morning in New York City's Central Park.

Victoria Peak
       
     
Victoria Peak

Hong Kong at night, as seen from Victoria Peak.

Shanghai From The Sky
       
     
Shanghai From The Sky

A view from the top of the Shanghai World Financial Center.

Do Look Down
       
     
Do Look Down

A look down from a helicopter hovering above Times Square.

Queensboro Sunrise
       
     
Queensboro Sunrise

A fiery sky over the Ed Koch Queensboro (59th Street) Bridge which passes over Roosevelt Island and connects the borough of Queens to Manhattan.

Shining Armor
       
     
Shining Armor

The Chrysler Building in New York City glowing in golden afternoon light.

Old/New York
       
     
Old/New York

Colorful clouds and an abandoned storm-damaged pier in Jersey City, NJ help frame lower Manhattan's skyline.

Centerpiece
       
     
Centerpiece

One World Trade Center at dusk.

Sky Line High
       
     
Sky Line High

Manhattan's Financial District photographed during a helicopter flight on a summer evening.

Another Day
       
     
Another Day

Lower Manhattan at sunrise. Some of the best morning views of New York City are had from New Jersey, like this one.

Dissect
       
     
Dissect

A patch of low fog dissects One World Trade Center during a morning blue hour.

Lonely Cloud At Blue Hour
       
     
Lonely Cloud At Blue Hour

Blue hour in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

On The Rocks
       
     
On The Rocks

The western span of the San Francisco Bay Bridge is seen from a seaweed-laden rocky shoreline of Yerba Buena Island, which lies in the San Francisco Bay between Oakland and San Francisco and connects the east and west spans of the Bay Bridge.

Point Lookout
       
     
Point Lookout

Forgotten pilings on the shoreline of Point Lookout, NY.

Under The Bridge
       
     
Under The Bridge

Jeffrey's Hook Lighthouse, also known as the Little Red Lighthouse, stands at the base of the New York side of the George Washington Bridge.

George Washington Bridge
       
     
George Washington Bridge

Blue hour at the George Washington Bridge, photographed from Fort Lee Historic Park, NJ.

Tribute in Light
       
     
Tribute in Light

New York City's Tribute in Light on the 15 year memorial of the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center.

The Highbridge
       
     
The Highbridge

The Harlem River's shoreline in The Bronx underneath the historic Highbridge at night. This is New York City's oldest standing bridge.