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Point Arena Lighthouse on the Northern California Coast

The Stunning Coastline of the Point Arena Lighthouse

The Point Arena Lighthouse sits on a magnificent stretch of northern California’s coast. The bluffs offer a spellbinding view of the clear, turquoise water and rock formations below.

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Highway 1 Curves in Northern California

The Glorious Twists & Turns of Highway 1

Highway 1 on the west coast of the USA is one of the most beautiful stretches of road in the world. It runs mostly along the bluffs and beaches at the edge of the Pacific Ocean.

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San Francisco Bay Bridge at night

One Night in San Francisco

It had been years since I’d spent any quality time in San Francisco, but on my last trip to California my mom and I decided to take one night of our adventures to stay in the city.

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Dreamy Morro Bay

Dreamy Morro Bay

I wasn’t sure if I should title this post Dreamy Morro Bay or Dreaming of Morro Bay…both work for me. I captured and processed these Morro Bay photos with a dreamy feel, and as I sit here in my air-conditioned cocoon in hot and humid Virginia I’m quite literally dreaming of Morro Bay.

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Milky Way | Edna Valley | California

Unexpected Milky Way

Late one evening, not long after I’d arrived in California, I was sitting on my parents sofa whilst watching tv, drinking vino, and scrolling through amusements on my iPhone. I decided to click into the SkyGuide app and see what was going on above me. I got pretty excited when I realized the Milky Way…

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Sky’s the Limit | Chicago

On my way to and from California during recent travels I had a couple of short layovers in Chicago’s O’Hare (ORD) airport. My favorite part of this airport is an underground tunnel, decorated by artist Michael Hayden. The art installation is called Sky’s the Limit and was completed in 1987. Those traversing the tunnel are treated…

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Daisy with Dew Drops

Daisies and Dew Drops

One summer morning I braved the heat and humidity to take a few photos. I noticed dewdrops on my neighbor’s daisies – these lovelies were calling my name.  The moment I stepped out the door both my glasses and camera lens fogged up (yay humidity + nearly 90°F) but I was prepared with my handy…

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Horses on the Beach with female models | Cowboy Cowgirl | Morro Bay, CA

Horses on the Beach | Morro Bay, CA

One of the awesome things I got to do on my last trip to CA was photograph horses on the beach with Rick Sammon & Hal Schmitt. They were holding a workshop that my mom was attending and they graciously let me tag along for bits and pieces of the workshop.  Freedom From the Carousel…

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Cayucos Shipwreck | The Point Estero

A Hunt for the Cayucos Shipwreck

A couple of months ago, after visiting the tiny town of Harmony on a rainy day, my mom and I decided to try and find the Cayucos Shipwreck. On July 2018, 2017 a commercial fishing vessel named The Point Estero ran aground near the southern tip of Estero Bluff State Park. After the Coast Guard…

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