Posts Tagged ‘central coast’

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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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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How To Craft a Brilliant Sunset

Shell Beach Sunset | Crafting a Brilliant Sunset

Sunsets are always lovely, right? Even the most mundane sunset is nice to watch…but to photograph? Perhaps not. The one thing that can make an average sunset extraordinary is an interesting sky. But what if there isn’t a cloud in sight during your only time to photograph a particular location? You craft a brilliant sunset…

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Awesome Architecture in SLO | The Jennifer Street Bridge

Jennifer Street Bridge Black and White Abstract | San Luis Obispo, CA

There is a pedestrian bridge in my hometown that passes over the tracks near the train station. I’ve admired the Jennifer Street Bridge for years, but never had a reason to go up and across. On my last visit to San Luis Obispo, whilst out walking with my mom and our cameras, we decided to check it…

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Pismo Beach Street Photography

Father and Son Surfing Duo | Pismo Beach Street Photography

A few days ago I returned home from nearly a month in California. My time was crammed full of family time and a few visits to my favorite beaches – Pismo Beach among them. Street Photography at the Beach The morning I spent at Pismo Beach was breezy and beautiful! It wasn’t the right time…

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Looking Back at 2016

Abandoned Fishing Boat | Eastern Shore | Willis Wharf, VA

2016 was…interesting. As each new year dawns I like to take a look back at my photographic work and see what I produced for the year. I was pleased to see that even though I was often feeling creatively lost, I still managed to make a few photos. Over 4000! And that doesn’t include iPhone photos! There…

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