Tall Tales From The Field

Ocean

California’s Moro Bay

Along California’s central coast, Moro Bay is a home for one nice marina and one large ubiquitous rock.

 

Sailboats harbor at California's Moro Bay.

 

Moro Rock stands out amongst the storm clouds at Moro Bay, California

 

A storm approaches the coastline at California's Moro Bay.

 

Sailboats harbor at California's Moro Bay.

These houses are stacked on top of each other, like cards in a deck.

 

Sailboats harbor at California's Moro Bay.

 

Storm clouds approach California's Pacific Ocean Coastline near Moro Bay

 

Sailboats harbor at Moro Rock at California's Moro Bay.

I also forgot the ubiquitous smoke stacks of the local power plant.

 

 

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Pacific Sunsets Without The Sun

You don’t necessarily need the sun in your image to produce good sunset shots. It’s the soft light from the sun shining on nearby objects that can result in a memorable image.

The light from the setting sun casts a soft light on clouds over the Pacific Ocean at California's central coast.

 

The light from the setting sun casts a soft light on clouds over the Pacific Ocean at California's central coast.

 

The light from the setting sun casts a soft light on clouds over the Pacific Ocean at California's central coast.

 

The light from the setting sun casts a soft light on clouds over the Pacific Ocean at California's central coast.

 

The light from the setting sun casts a soft light on clouds over the Pacific Ocean at California's central coast.

 

The light from the setting sun casts a soft light on clouds over the hills along California's central coast.

The light from the setting sun casts a soft light on clouds over the hills along California’s central coast.


California’s Eucalyptus Trees

Originally imported from Australia during the 1850s because of its appearance and use for lumber, the Eucalyptus Tree is prevalent throughout California. It was determined that it took 100 years of growth to be a sufficient lumber product, so the growing of Eucalyptus was relegated as a wind breaker or for its oil.

These Eucalyptus images are from  Montana De Oro State Park along California’s Central Coast.

 

A stand of eucalyptus trees along California's Pacific Coast at Montana De Oro State Park

 

A stand of eucalyptus trees along California's Pacific Coast at Montana De Oro State Park

 

A stand of eucalyptus trees along California's Pacific Coast at Montana De Oro State Park


Images Of 2016

My favorite images from 2016. I enjoyed the adventure of capturing them all for my website Dawn2Dawn Photography   Looking forward to a great 2017. Happy New Years everyone. Watch in HD at full screen. Music is “Stranger Still” by Vetiver and can be purchased at iTunes

 


Some more Pacific Ocean Video

A short video from Sand Dollar Beach along California’s Pacific Ocean Coast. Watch in HiDef at Full Screen

 


Coastal Pastures

Winter rains produced vibrant greens and yellows, the predominate colors along California’s Pacific Ocean Coastline.

 

The Pacific Coast Highway winds its way through farmland along California's Pacific Ocean Coastline near San Simeon.

 

Mustard grass is in full bloom along Highway 46 at Coastal California

 

A fence dissects a pasture along the California Pacific Ocean Coast near San Simeon

 

Cattle graze in a pasture along California's Pacific Ocean Coast near San Simeon.

 

Spring rains have brought green grasses to the pastures along California's Pacific Ocean Coastline near Moro Bay

Moro Bay in the background

 

 


Coastal Flora

It’s spring and the flowers were blooming along California’s Pacific Ocean Coastline. Flowers include California Poppies, California Morning Glory, Daisies, flowering Ice Plant and Lupine.

 

Flowers grow along California's Pacific ocean Coast at Sand Dollar Beach.

 

Flowers grow along California's Pacific Ocean Coast at Sand Dollar Beach.

 

Flowers grow along California's Pacific Ocean Coast south of Big Sur.

 

Flowers grow along California's Pacific Ocean Coast at Sand Dollar Beach.

 

Flowers grow along California's Pacific Ocean Coast at Sand Dollar Beach.

 

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Flowers grow along California's Pacific Ocean Coast at Sand Dollar Beach.


Marine Birds

Some marine birds spotted along California’s Pacific Ocean Coast.

 

A seagull stands on one leg along the California's Pacific Ocean Coastline near San Simeon

 

A seagull flies along the California's Pacific Ocean Coastline near San Simeon

 

Seagulls fly along California's Pacific Ocean Coastline near San Simeon

 

Seagulls fly along California's Pacific Ocean Coastline near San Simeon

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California’s Central Coast

Images from last week’s trip to the Pacific Ocean. These images and more are available for purchase as prints or downloadable files for personal use at Dawn2Dawn Photography

 

Waves pound upon the shoreline along California's Pacific Ocean Coastline at Sand Dollar Beach near Big Sur.

Waves pound upon the shoreline along California’s Pacific Ocean Coastline at Sand Dollar Beach south of Big Sur.

 

Waves pound upon the shoreline along California's Pacific Ocean Coastline at Sand Dollar Beach near Big Sur.

 

Waves pound upon the shoreline along California's Pacific Ocean Coastline at Sand Dollar Beach near Big Sur

 

Waves pound upon the shoreline along California's Pacific Ocean Coastline near Big Sur.

 

Waves pound upon the shoreline along California's Pacific Ocean Coastline at Cambria

Waves pound upon the shoreline along California’s Pacific Ocean Coastline at Cambria

 

Waves pound upon the shoreline along California's Pacific Ocean Coastline near Big Sur.

Pacific Valley

 

Waves pound upon the shoreline along California's Pacific Ocean Coastline near Big Sur.

 

Waves pound upon the shoreline along California's Pacific Ocean Coastline near Big Sur.

 

Waves pound upon the shoreline along California's Pacific Ocean Coastline near Big Sur.

 

 

The sun sets on California's Pacific Ocean at San Simeon.

 

The sun sets on California's Pacific Ocean at San Simeon.

 

 


Acrylic Prints Are Really Cool

The sun sets beyond the approaching marine layer at Carmel Valley, California

The sun sets beyond the approaching marine layer at Carmel Valley, California

What I like about acrylic prints is that they are clean, neat, smooth and need no additional and expensive framing.  I don’t care for the mounting posts but you can order them with the  metal hanging wire and wood frame for the back and the image is separated from your wall by about 2 inches. Click on link for Ordering Acrylic Print