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Beth Young

I'm a licensed architect specializing in healthcare facilities, with a strong passion for capturing the beauty of the natural world. 
 Nature photography in particular connects me more intimately to the nuances of weather, light and the changing seasons, and taught me how to really "see". I'm continuously striving to learn new things about photography every single day.
 I recently became a contributing photographer to the Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals, which encourages the use of nature photography to alleviate stress and anxiety in patients, their families and caregivers, a cause that's near and dear to my heart.
 I grew up in NY state but now reside in the Sacramento, California area, and enjoy capturing images of the rugged beauty of Northern California. I can be found on Instagram @optimal_focus or check out my photography at www.optimalfocusphotography.com/

Explore the Mono Lake Tufas under the Milky Way

Lee Vining, California

Hike to Bassi Falls

Kyburz, California
1.22 mi / 194 ft gain

Photograph Moonbows at Yosemite Falls

Yosemite Valley, California
1 mi

Photograph Lassen Peak

Shasta County, California