You gonna eat that?

The seagulls in Monterey ARE NOT shy. I think the tourists like to feed them and they become rather aggressive. In this photo, I had just finished a 5K and was sitting down on the sea wall to enjoy a banana and a bagel. My little friend landed right beside me and watched me eatContinue reading “You gonna eat that?”

Beach Squirrel?

Along 17 Mile Drive in Pebble Beach there are these cute little squirrel type animals that are so curious. I have a feeling they’re not afraid of humans due to all the tourists who feed them. We neither fed them nor pet them, but we did get very close! The original was a little flat. IContinue reading “Beach Squirrel?”


Cormorants are in competition with the seagulls to be the most common bird in the Monterey area. They are great divers and can go pretty deep. This guy was by himself, resting on a rock near the pathway in Pacific Grove. The original had poor use of negative space, so I cropped in and desaturatedContinue reading “Cormorant”

Flower carpet – Pacific Grove

These are but a small glimpse into the carpet of flowers that blankets Pacific Grove in the springtime. The original photo was so dull! I did several things, but one of the most important was increasing the intensity of the color of the flowers. Above is what they really look like in person! ~~~  Continue reading “Flower carpet – Pacific Grove”

Echium in Pacific Grove

The famous flowers of Pacific Grove are the pink ones that carpet the ground during the spring. Those are nice. I fell in love with these – purple echium The original was a bit dull. I enhanced it so you could see the sun shining on the flowers. It makes them almost glow. ~~~  Continue reading “Echium in Pacific Grove”

Sun Flare

This is along the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreational Trail. Such an amazing place to run, bike, walk, . . . take pictures. The original. Too bright. I was able to heal some of the sun spots. Not a perfect edit – I need to practice more taking pictures into the sun! ~~~   ~~~  Continue reading “Sun Flare”