Beach Jumping

She claims to not like the beach. But she was having all kinds of fun here. I took this picture either with my iPhone or my Nikon Coolpix waterproof camera. Either way, it was terribly grainy. To reduce that I reduced both the clarity and contrast and moved the noise slider all the way toContinue reading “Beach Jumping”

Standing Jellyfish!?

A metallic standing jellyfish. I had to go back and look at the all the photos I took on the original date to figure out what was going on. Someone found the jellyfish lying in the sand and stood it up. It was shimmery already and editing it brought out the metallic color. The original: ~~~Continue reading “Standing Jellyfish!?”

Sea wall

Monterey used to be a canning town. Evidence of the fishermen, canners, and shop keepers is all around. Think John Steinbeck. He lived down the road. The original looks so dull in comparison! ~~~   ~~~   ~~~   ~~~   ~~~   ~~~   ~~~   ~~~   ~~~   ~~~   ~~~   ~~~   ~~~  Continue reading “Sea wall”

Carmel River State Beach

In lesson 1 of our science program (Apologia’s Zoology 2: Exploring Creation with Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day) we learned what estuaries are and the brackish water that fills them. Basically, estuaries are where rivers meet oceans or seas. The water is brackish – a mix of fresh and salt water. We read aboutContinue reading “Carmel River State Beach”