Saturday, November 2, 2013
Whenever I'm wandering near the beach this time of year I love to try to capture these wonderful backlit waves. I particularly love the clarity of this wave and how you can see the inside of the tube through the top of it. The beautiful blue green glass like quality is something that always reminds me of my dad, and how he loves watching this kind of wave, so this one is for him. I intentionally used a slower shutter speed to see the motion of the drops of water at the front of the splashing waves.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
A young Sea Lion taking a tentative swim not far from his mom in the beautiful waters off the Monterey Peninsula.
Friday, October 18, 2013
Surfin with the Pelicans
Just another beautiful day in Monterey, out enjoying the surf and the beautiful environment.
Monday, October 7, 2013
Pacific Grove Sunset
In every city I spend much time, I always end up with my favorite spots where I try to end up at the end of the day. This is Asilomar Beach in Pacific Grove on the tip of the Monterey Peninsula. Some days the waves are huge and breathtaking, other days the sun slides down past the horizon peacefully, but every evening it's a wonderful show.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Arching Cypress Sunset
Sunset panorama standing by the beautiful Cypress trees on Carmel Beach.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Carmel Mission Garden Sunset
The gardens at the Carmel Mission. The mission just underwent a major restoration and only recently shrugged off the massive scaffolding around the main sanctuary. It's looking even more beautiful than ever thanks to the dedicated people who are preserving this beautiful landmark!
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Point Pinos Sunset
This beautiful little lighthouse is on the northern most tip of the Monterey Peninsula. At night it's quite bright, but there's always someone around with a bigger light, and this time of day there's no comparison. Still it's quite a beautiful spot! The Point Pinos Lighthouse is on the National Register of Historic Places, Reference #77000312
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The end of a beautiful day in Monterey. This is Asilomar State Beach in Pacific Grove at the tip of the Monterey Peninsula, one of my favorite places to watch the sunset!
Friday, May 4, 2012
Asilomar State Beach Sunset Monterey
An amazing sunset at Asilomar State Beach in Pacific Grove, California. The Monterey Peninsula has no end of beautiful views. As the golden sunset light stretches across the beaches the show only gets better. The only real problem is choosing just one place to sit and enjoy the evening.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Point Pinos Lighthouse, VR
This beautiful little lighthouse apparently is the oldest confinuously operating lighthouse on
the west coast. It's on the northern tip of the Monterey pennisula
just in from a stretch of beach that is a wonderful spot to watch the sunset.
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change the way the view moves when you drag;
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Sunday, February 1, 2009
Today we took a drive down Highway 1 to look for a place called
Jade cove. It is always a beautiful drive and we usually stop
at various parks in Big Sur but this time we found everything
on the east side of Highway 1 closed. They had some massive fires
last year and they still have not reopened the parks.
Luckily all the vista points on the beach side were still open. This is just south of Big Sur at a vista point looking south along the coast.
Probably good we did not stop that often anyway, Jade cove was a lot further than we expected, almost twenty miles further. And if you have ever been on Highway 1, twenty miles can be a long way especially this time of year when they are just barely keeping parts of it passable.
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Clams of Monterey
We came to Monterey this weekend to meet a friend and his son
at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. It was a fun day, but very tiring.
I've been there many times but somehow I must have missed the
giant clams before. They are quite interesting.
April sixth the Aquarium will be opening a new exhibit on Seahorses in the space where the large Jellyfish display went away last year. I was really disappointed when the jellyfish were leaving, but I don't think they could have picked anything much better to replace them if they had to go! And it will be just in time for my birthday too!!
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Pacific Grove Sunset
This is from a couple of nights ago. It was a beautiful evening. Of course right at this very spot the wind was almost strong enough to knock me over at one point. But it was still very beautiful. I'm posing it a bit late (it's not actually the 28th anymore I know!) but I do have a bunch of trip shots to get online. Unfortunately the trip was too short with too many cool things to do. With a couple of projects going now that we are back in town, I'm keeping my system busy processing photos. But I'll get new things online as fast as possible.
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Yesterday was a fun day. We ate good food and cruised around Monterey. There was just enough wind to make the waves interesting. But not enough to make you feel like you were going to have your skin removed if you stood outside for more than a minute. That's the way it's been in the past when we have been there. A couple of years ago they even lost some trees and had other serious trouble.
Saturday, August 18, 2007
I was in the mood for something a little different today
when I was looking through some older images. I realized
that none of my jelly photos from our last trip to the
Monterey Bay Aquarium made it to the Photo of the Day
so it is time to fix that.
Of course, as with most photos, the lighting makes all the difference. Without it this guy would be virtually invisible. However unlike most of the photos on my site that are artificially lit I can't take credit for the lighting on this one. The Aquarium has a wonderful display that is designed to perfectly light the critters so you can appreciate their delicate beauty.
Monday, July 30, 2007
Dolphins in the Evening
The hound decided that we should take our walks in the evening on this trip. Apparently the early morning walks while we are out of town have lost their shine. Can't say I am unhappy about that, especially when I get nice images like this.
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
One of the many beautiful images that are a result of an early morning hound walk during our last trip to Monterey. As I have said before, that was not really my idea of a relaxing trip but the hound sure can sniff out a good photo opportunity!
Friday, January 26, 2007
On The Ocean Floor
This is another shot from our recent visit to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. It was a fun trip, but it is quite a crowded place. If you don't like pushy people you should probably prepare yourself for a rough day. Personally, I think it is time to take my camera SCUBA diving and leave the crowds behind!
Sunday, January 21, 2007
When normal people go on vacation they sleep in.
Then you have me and my hound dog.
Miss hound seems to like to get up early when we are in a
different place. Maybe because she knows that is when
I get some of my best pictures. Or, maybe she's excited
to go out and smell what there is to smell. (She has
long since sniffed all there is to sniff at home.)
At any rate, she woofs and since she has me wrapped around
her cute little paw, we get up and go out. When this
started I was not very happy about it, but I have learned that
there will usually be a number of beautiful images that reveal themselves
during our morning constitutional.
I would write more, but Zoe is sitting by the door right now. She is trying to remind me there is more to life than sitting in front of the strange glowing, humming box.
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
If you only see the Otter take a closer look. In the water you can see the reflection of a small boy that just loved the playful otters. This otter seems to be taking a break from his antics to show a little curiosity in the strange creatures on the other side of the glass. The moment only lasted a second, then it was back to play time!
Monday, December 25, 2006
Frohe Weihnachten! Natale allegro! Merry Christmas!
This is an amazing little restaurant
where we had a wonderful Christmas dinner today.
The first thing that called our attention
to this it was the Maitre D'.
As we got out of our car the first night we were in Carmel
he came over to the wall under the lamp post and
howled at Zoe.
He was very excited to see her, he explained in a German
accent that he had grown up
with hounds just like her. He then asked us
if we were ready for dinner and told us that he had a
patio where Zoe would be welcome.
We were not ready for dinner then, but he left a real impression on us. Any place that was that friendly to our hound had to be ok.
It was a good assumption, the waiters were very friendly and the food was absolutely delicious. A perfect Christmas memory! We will be back again for sure!
Sunday, December 24, 2006
Dolphins at Sunrise
This morning The Hound decided it was time to implement her morning vacation walks. This one was particularly early as you can see. She must know I love the morning light, but I am unlikely to see it without a little prodding.
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Could be an "American Pillar" rose, but it has more
separation of the colors along the veins.
Could be "Laughter Lines", the color matches, but it has less
petals than the photos we found of them.
Either way, it is another in a line of amazing roses from the Monterey area.
Tuesday, December 6, 2005
Playing with Dolphins
I'm not totally sure if she was reaching up to hug the dolphin, or she was imagining it jumping through her arms. I think it was the latter. Either way, I can thank my hound dog for the opportunity to capture this scene. I would have slept in if not for the fact that she was in the mood for an uncharacteristic early morning walk.