San Gregorio, California

Back when I was living in San Mateo, Jenn and I would frequently visit the coast for photo shoots. One of the beaches that we found of particular interest was Pomponio South, which was located just south of Pomponio State Beach. The access to this stretch of sand however was not as easy, so it became a prime place for some art nude images.

This is an older image, from May of 2007, when we decided to take a morning drive out to this beach to make use of the softer light and the expansive beach provided by the low tide. Here we see Jenn kneeling on the beach facing out into the vast Pacific Ocean.

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Davenport, California

The long stretch of coastline south of Davenport is a popular destination on warm sunny days where the various beaches are dotted with people from all over the bay area. On the not so warm days however, many of these beaches are empty save for the waves and wildlife.

Panther Beach is one such beach. With access to the beach limited by the tide, and a moderate climb down the cliffs, many beachgoers will pass up the rare opportunity to have the beach to themselves. Jenn and I decided to do just that for some fun shooting on a rather cloudy day.

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Davenport, California

The towering sandstone cliffs of the San Mateo coastline may be well known to locals of the area but are seldom the focus of attention. That kinda changes when one goes out to visit Panther Beach just south of Davenport as the cliff face has been sculpted by time, wind, water, and sea spray into intricate patterns and layers.

Panther Beach sits adjacent to the aptly named Hole In The Wall Beach and access is easy during low tide. During high tide however, expect to get more than your feet wet going through the hole between the two beaches, and at times don’t attempt it at all.

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The sun sets over the pacific out at Pigeon Point. Located just south of Pescadero, CA between Half Moon Bay and Santa Cruz. The lighthouse is one of the tallest on the west coast of the US and a close by hostel can set you up for the night if it isn't already full. Continue reading

View from Waiheke Island out towards the Hauraki Gulf during a late summer trip to the island. Just a short ferry ride from Auckland, Waiheke Island is known for it’s numerous wineries scattered about in an ideal climate for vines.

Just north of the Pt. Reyes Lighthouse is a long, nearly straight, beach that stretches for quite a few miles. From Drakes Bay almost all the way up to Bodega Bay, this beach covers almost the entire western edge of the Point Reyes National Seashore and is perfect for watching sunsets. Continue reading

View from the Cathedral Cove trail in Hahei, New Zealand. Quite the tourist destination, and for good reason as it is absolutely beautiful! The alternative “trail” to get from Hahei to Cathedral Cove is a guided snorkel trail underwater.

Just north of Gisborne, NZ going back in to civilization from the long drive around East Cape was this overlook of a beautiful expansive beach.

Also worth mentioning for the kiwi movie buffs is that along this stretch of coastline is where the movie “Whale Rider” was filmed.

Found this very small coastal community when traveling out towards East Cape. Amazingly clear sky with just the slightest hint of cloud rising up from the horizon.



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