Tag: waves

Mega Mendocino

The sharp cliffs and rocky arches of the Mendocino Headlands can be overwhelmingly beautiful. Best to take a step back and try to appreciate the sea, the sky and the land all spreading out before you.

Mega Mendocino


Mendocino Mist

I’ve wanted to experiment with day time long exposures to capture waves like this for a long time. I finally got the right ND filter to smooth these waves out and make them look more like smoke floating around than waves. The jagged rocks of the Mendocino Headlands provide contrast to the soft look of the waves with their crazy shapes and unique arches.

Mendocino Mist


Wintery Travel Plans

I’m already mentally scoping out photo spots for my trip to Wisconsin this Christmas. Until then, I’ll have to settle for editing this icy image from last year. The combination of the sunrise and the ice formations from the waves crashing at Cave Point almost made it feel like being on another planet.

Wintery Travel Plans


Back to Summer

I recently said I was ready for winter, but then last weekend rolled around. I did a great hike and enjoyed one of the warmest beach days I’ve had in Northern California in a long time!

Back to Summer


ICE COLD!!!

I didn’t get my favorite puffy clouds for this cold sunrise, I got something much better. These branches at the edge of the rocks at Cave Point had survived the spray from some heavy waves, and were now covered in ice. The rising sun lit them up just right to show this crazy translucent pattern. Thankfully I didn’t slide into the icy water while getting this shot!

ICE COLD!!!


Humpback Whales and Friends

I didn’t come here to watch whales, they showed up just like I did. I saw one come out of the water near Pacifica, and thought that might be the only one I saw. After a few minutes I realized there were at least four very close to shore and easy to see. They kept popping up to catch fish, which attracted a ton of birds to pick up the scraps. I could figure out where the whales were going next just by watching the birds.

Humpback Whales and Friends

Humpback Whales and Friends


Into the Sea

I love waterfalls. I love the ocean. The incredible McWay Waterfall in Big Sur gave me the best of both with a waterfall that drops right onto the beach.

Into the Sea


Snow Across the Water

The waters of Lake Tahoe might be calm, but the storms keep coming in. The Sierra Nevadas are finally getting some much needed snow!

Snow Across the Water


Super Sunday

This really was a super Sunday, no bowl required! Living close to Levi’s Stadium, home to this year’s Super Bowl, meant it was a good excuse to get out of town for the weekend and check out Big Sur. A sunset on Pfeiffer Beach with fewer people than usual was just the ticket for a relaxing Sunday.

Super Sunday


The Crown Jewel

After living in California for many years, I finally understand why Point Lobos is considered the crown jewel of the California State Parks system. The entire coastline is impressive, both for the endless rocky shores and the intricate flora that seem to be able to grow anywhere.

The Crown Jewel




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