Photographer and digital artist Stephen Burns and I took a photo excursion to the Carrizo Plain west of Bakersfield. We stopped in Taft to photograph the Chevron oil field before taking highway 58 to over the mountains to the Carrizo Plain. There we saw a badger, several Prong Horned antelope a Golden Eagle,and a herd of buffalo. Some old weathered barns were subject to our lenses also. We pushed ahead to the coast where we explored the coast of Avila before ending up in Cayucos for the night. The next day, Saturday we drove in the fog to Los Osos and Montana de Oro and focused on the big surf and reefs at Spooner’s beach. There I met Ben Anderson from Hawaii and his friend Mark who were getting ready with their Big Gun surfboards to challenge the waves. Then we spent a lot of time in the Eucalyptus forest photographing all the amazing twisted trees before heading back to San Diego. I was using a Canon 5DMark2 and 7D with a wide variety of lenses and filters. I filled up a 16 Gig Flash Card while Stephen used 8 cards and his batter in his camera went dead. I have a 400 watt power converter in my car so he was able to re-charge the battery. We go back to San Diego around 9 pm. It was a quick trip but resulted in some great images. I was hoping to see the Spring flower bloom but there were only scant patches of flowers.
BEHIND THE STORM
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March 4th, 2018. Just after the storm passed over the Sierra Nevada mountains Mike Uriell and I departed San Diego at 1 am in the rain to get to the Alabama Hills in Owens Valley and arrive for the sunrise...
2018 WINTER WAVES
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After a Summer and Fall with very small waves to no surf at all, a few winter storms have pushed into the central and southern coast of California. The low tides have been fun to explore the reefs but the...
SUMMER POOL PHOTOS
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Jana Craciunescu with inverted splits
Getting started with the swimming pool photography sessions got a late start this year. One of the photographers was working in Lake Tahoe until the end of the summer, I was very busy...
WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA
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Wreaths Across America at Fort Rosecrans on Point Loma, San Diego, California
December 17th 2016. Hai Nguyen and I went there today to honor those who we served with in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. So many people showed up it...