The strong ray of sunshine (finally!) streaming into my office reminds me of 'Sunrise Over Emerald Bay.' When we go hiking you can see Emerald Bay from the hills above our house. One morning there was a single ray shining on the cliffs, illuminating the houses below.
Another hike shone a spotlight on Newport Harbor at dawn to inspire 'Ridgeline'. It’s amazing to me that you can look at the same thing over and over yet you can still see something new. There was a lot of cloud cover this spring that created dramatic lighting effects on the landscape. I was training for Mt. Washington and later Mt. Whitney so I did a lot of hiking.