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Category : The Golden State

Santa Barbara Mission

  I took my sister Shelley out for a brother-sister photo day. In all the years I have lived in California, I have only seen Santa Barbara from the freeway. So we headed up the coast to check out the area. After a stop in Ventura we ended up at the mission in Santa Barbara. After visiting, I have to say that everyone should spend a little time in Santa Barbara. We photographed the mission until the sun began to […]

Rose Hills Buddhist Columbarium

I took this shot from a fire road that my family often hikes on in the hills above Whittier off Turnbull Canyon.  We often hike here around Sunset on Sundays, and the view on a clear day is quite lovely.  The temple in the foreground is in Rose Hills Cemetary, and in the background you can see downtown Los Angeles. You can buy this image here.

Oceanside Pier

  I stopped by the city of Oceanside on my way home from San Diego yesterday just as the sun was setting.  With just a few minutes on the sand before the light disappeared, I grabbed this shot of the waves washing kelp across the sand in front of the pier.  I intentionally slowed down the shutter speed to let the motion of the waves blur in the foreground to give a sense of the movement that I saw before […]