News from Rain Hayes

December 23, 2022: Two New Contest Awards

Two of my images have been awarded prizes in the 2022 “Life in Another Light” photography contest sponsored by Kolari Vision.

A monochrome version of Poof
A monochrome version of Poof




Clematis Poof, a macro image of clematis seed, won an honorable mention in the Black & White category. In its dried form, the clematis seed head’s feathery wisps form a swirling globe – until a gust of wind separates and carries each tendrilled seed away to start a new life in the spring. A tiny poof of order and chaos lives at the heart of every clematis blossom.

A full moon rises over three red oak trees atop a diagonal ridgeline in late-day shadow.

A rising nearly-full moon is illuminated by the late-day sun as a long shadow crawls over the foothills of California’s Diablo Range.


Valley Ridge With Waxing Gibbous Moon earned second place in the Infrared Landscape category. This image encapsulates a lovely memory of a summer afternoon hike in our gorgeous East Bay hills under a nearly full moon.

These prizes both come with some great new infrared gear that I’ve had my eye on for a while. I’m honored to have my work considered and chosen for these awards among many excellent entries from around the world. Thank you, Kolari!

August 1, 2022: New Website!

Welcome to the online galleries of Rain Hayes. We hope you enjoy the new website!

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Poof
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