It’s almost always hiking weather in Monterey, California. There’s a nice park there called Jack’s Peak that you reach by driving up a small mountain. The views from the park are magnificent. You have to walk through the forest to get to various vistas, but you get almost a 360 degree view of the surroundingContinue reading “Overview of Carmel and Point Lobos”
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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?”
Ice Plant Path
Ice plant is not native to the Monterey Bay area, yet it grows like a weed there. I know it’s a nuisance to naturalists or plant nativists, but I think it’s pretty. I did so much to this picture because the original was so dark. I didn’t want to introduce too much warmth with yellowContinue reading “Ice Plant Path”
Just like any other landmark or iconic object, it is special to finally see it in person. Along 17 Mile Drive sits the Lone Cypress. Kind of all by its lonesome – it has many visitors to keep it company. The original was pretty dark. I increased the exposure, highlights, and contrast, and lightened theContinue reading “Lone Cypress”
Y’all. There’s nothing like seeing a whale breach. There are much better pictures out there of breaches, but this editing challenge is about taking what you’ve got and making it usable. Using Lightroom I made my picture a little more dramatic. I cropped the original for better composition and to straighten the horizon. I decreasedContinue reading “Whale Breach”
Seal or Sea Lion?
Haaaayyy! While living in Monterey, we learned an easy way to tell the difference between seals and sea lions. Seals are grey-er, have no visible ear flaps, and slide more on their bellies on land. Sea lions have visible ear flaps and longer flippers (both front and back), and they tend to be browner. So,Continue reading “Seal or Sea Lion?”