Along California’s central coast, Moro Bay is a home for one nice marina and one large ubiquitous rock.
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.
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.
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
I’ve driven past the turnoff to Hearst Castle along California’s Pacific Coast probably 50 times and never stopped in to check it out. Too touristy. Along with my friends Jon and Amy, we made the trip last month to Hearst Castle since we were camping only a few miles away. The place is amazing and lavish but a bit pretentious. The 45 minute tour cost a whopping $25 and with that you’d think you wouldn’t have to pay 3 bucks for a small Starbucks. Yes, there was a Starbucks at the evil gift shop at the entrance. Along with a million other Hearst Castle curios, knickknacks, ornaments and other assorted trash. The castle is now run by the California State Parks and it must be a huge revenue generator. Didn’t see Rosebud however and a young guide there had no idea what I was talking about. Rosebud, a snow sled, seen in the movie Citizen Kane (Based partly on WR Hearst) signified Kane’s childhood innocence. Maybe the presence of the sled at Hearst Castle would have given me a more childhood -like perception of the place.
A short video from Sand Dollar Beach along California’s Pacific Ocean Coast. Watch in HiDef at Full Screen
Winter rains produced vibrant greens and yellows, the predominate colors along California’s Pacific Ocean Coastline.
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.
Some marine birds spotted along California’s Pacific Ocean 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