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Balboa Park at Night | San Diego, CA

Last week I convinced a friend to go photo-walking with me in Balboa Park – it turned out to be a lot of photo-waiting. Getting a good photograph takes patience. In each of these photos I waited for the right light, and then once I had the perfect shot set up I had to wait…

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Entering Fog City | Golden Gate Bridge | San Francisco, CA

Golden Gate Bridge | San Francisco, CA

Today is the 75th anniversary of an icon – the Golden Gate Bridge. This magnificent structure never ceases to captivate me. Even though I’ve seen it and driven over it more times than I can count it still takes my breath away every single time. This bridge is special to me. It is a symbol…

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Wine Barrel Jack-o-Lanterns | Castello di Amorosa | Napa Valley | Calistoga, CA

Barrels of Laughs | Castello di Amorosa | Napa Valley | Calistoga, CA

These awesome Jack-o-Lantern carved wine barrels were sitting behind the Castello di Amorosa. Aren’t they great? I’m thinking of making a Halloween/Fall themed notecard set out of this photo series. They make me smile. 🙂

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Castello di Amorosa | Napa Valley | Calistoga, CA

Last week I spent a few hours in Italy, wandering a Tuscan castle…..while I was visiting the Napa Valley! The Castello di Amorosa is an amazing winery that opened in 2007 after 14 years of construction. It is built using the perfect blend of old-world craftsmanship and new-world technology. On the exterior the attention to…

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Sterling Vineyards Tree Tunnel | Napa Valley | Calistoga, CA

The Highlight Reel | Napa Valley, CA

I just returned from a fantastic Napa Valley vacation! A friend & I made the 550+ mile drive and enjoyed time with my husband’s family, catching up with old friends, wine tasting, gourmet meals, and some of the most beautiful sights California has to offer. My travel buddy had never visited Northern California so I…

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Blue Stripe Boat Refection | Morro Bay, CA

Photo of the Week | Morro Bay, CA

Photo of the Week is back! If you are relatively new to my blog and website you might not be familiar with the Photo of the Week Challenge, hosted by Jessica Rogers Photography. It is a great exercise to keep my creative juices flowing – for more info click over to her website, anyone can…

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Legs in the Sky | San Diego County Fair | Del Mar, CA | Exhibition of Photography

Exciting News about the County Fair!

Last night I sat at dinner with a friend and checked my email every five minutes or so. A little bit rude? Yeah, but I think I had a reasonable excuse. I was waiting on the results from the first tier judging on my entries to the San Diego County Fair! Are you ready for…

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Art About Town | Embassy Suites | San Luis Obispo, CA

Another Art About Town Rotation, Done! I’m home from a whirlwind weekend in San Luis Obispo. For the next four months, as part of the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art: Art About Town program, my photography will be on display in the San Luis Obispo Embassy Suites Sundry Shop! If you find yourself in the…

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Jellyfish | Birch Aquarium | La Jolla, CA

Birch Aquarium | La Jolla, CA

Last weekend I met up with a photography group for a visit to the Birch Aquarium in La Jolla. In all of the years I’ve lived in San Diego I’d never visited the aquarium. Although small, it is really nice! Great sea-life displays and a view to die for, although I didn’t see much of…

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