Posts Tagged ‘california’

Antiquing in Moss Landing + Free Luminar Looks

Antiquing Luminar Looks

Luminar has SO. MANY. OPTIONS. Have a creative idea for your photo? You can probably make it happen in Luminar. For this photograph I tried several different edits and loved them all so I decided save my Luminar Looks and share them with you, for FREE!

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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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Unexpected Milky Way

Milky Way | Edna Valley | California

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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Horses on the Beach | Morro Bay, CA

Horses on the Beach with female models | Cowboy Cowgirl | 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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A Hunt for the Cayucos Shipwreck

Cayucos Shipwreck | The Point Estero

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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A Rainy Day in Harmony

Cow Public Art | Harmony | California

Harmony, CA – Population 18 One of the most charming wide spots in the road is Harmony, California. This tiny town, founded in 1869 around dairy farms and a creamery, now features a couple of art galleries and even a winery! On my most recent visit the weather was dreary and wet… but that didn’t…

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Topaz Studio Digital Frame Review

Shell Beach California Sunset in Black and White with Topaz Studio Digital Frame Adjustment

My friends at Topaz labs recently released a new Pro Adjustment for Topaz Studio called Digital Frame. It applies a realistic looking mat and frame effect and allows for a ton of customization options. Pretty cool! Adding a Digital Frame to a Photograph I decided to give this adjustment a try on a recent photo…

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The Pull of the Ocean | Shell Beach | California

The Pull of the Ocean | Shell Beach | California

Its been a few months since my visit to Shell Beach but I vividly recall the feel of the water as it rushed around my feet, burying them in the coarse sand. It was a beautiful day on the central coast: warm sun, cool breeze, and not a cloud in the sky. For most photographers…

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