View of The Rock
This shot was taken while hiking at Montano de Oro, a point of land south of the town of Morro Bay. From the bluffs above the ocean you can see Morro Rock, locally known as The Rock, a huge monolithic formation rising out of the bay, and a well-known landmark of Morro Bay.
While hiking at Montano de Oro near Morro Bay, CA, the water was a glorious turquoise blue. This particular wave had a different "ruffly" look, with the wind blowing mist off the top of the wave as it broke. I loved all the different colors in the water.
Swaying in the Sea
Walking out on the San Simeon Pier and looking straight down, I saw long strings of kelp swaying gracefully in the moving surf. The water really was this color--a beautiful turquoise green.
On my recent trip up the coast I made a stop at Avila Beach and walked out on the San Luis Bay pier. I noticed the moving patterns in the water beyond the pier and took a few shots. Once I had them on the computer I realized how interesting the patterns were.
Gaviota State Beach
Coming home from up the coast last week, we made a stop at Gaviota State Beach. It was a beautiful cool day, and was a good pit stop.
Into the Cave
This cave goes through the cliffs is at La Jolla Cove, in the San Diego area. These kayakers were attempting to go through and out into the surf. The trick is to paddle really really hard in between the waves. They made it!
I walked out on the Imperial Beach pier on Christmas morning. Looking down from the pier, I watched the waves breaking, and they had this wonderful color and pattern, always moving, always changing. Imperial Beach, CA.
Watching the breaking waves from above on Christmas morning, I saw this amazing color and shape. Just beautiful. Imperial Beach, CA.
Amazing Grace Under Sail
This is a re-do of an image captured a few years ago at the Tall Ships Festival in Dana Point, California. I gave it a more painterly look with Topaz.
Oregon Coast Vista
Cannon Beach View
Low tide at Cannon Beach.
Low Tide at Indian Beach
Indian Beach is around a point or two from Cannon Beach. This low tide morning allowed people to walk far out on the sand, which had been covered by surf not long before. The fog bank hovered at the horizon line.
Walking on Indian Beach
Low tide allowed a walk on Indian Beach.
Fogless Day at Boiler Bay
Boiler Bay is a point on the Oregon Coast, south of Newport, often shrouded in fog. This day there was blue sky and sea!
View From North Head
After crossing the long bridge between Astoria, OR and WA, decided to explore this area of Washington for a morning. Went to Cape Disappointment, including North Head, where the North Head Lighthouse is. This was the view.
Down the Beach
A view of Cannon Beach, from Ecola State Beach lookout.
This beautiful beach along the northern Oregon coast was photographed from Ecola State Park.
Cannon Beach, Oregon
Another view of Cannon Beach, showing the deep beach with multiple waves. I liked the patterns of waves on the beach.
Having fun with a filtered nautilus shell in the midst of kelp in the ocean.
Four Times the Fun
This little girl was so cute, playing on the beach today, I took several shots of her. It was fun creating a composite of four of these shots.
Red & Yellow
A surfer at Venice Beach, Los Angeles.
Another of my mermaid series.