Clouds

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Novato, California

Took this a while back when I was testing my manual lens and have been playing with the image for a while. I like the movement in the clouds that resulted from the longer exposure time. My first thought when starting the edit process of this was that it looked like passing spirits in the sky, and I continued that thought and theme when doing the various edits required to get this end result.

No pre-set filters, just some manual adjustments to exposure and hue in select areas. The cloud/tree was lit by street lights and I quite like the erie color.

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Novato, California

A nice early spring blossoming of the plum trees here in Novato, CA. Its a very magical time of the year that lasts about a week when the numerous plum and cherry plum trees are filled with beautiful white and pinkish blossoms.

Today was the perfect day to get some shots of these spring time blossoms with a light cloud cover adding in some drama to the sky. Took this one in my back yard with my trusty (and heavy) manual AiS lens.

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Kauai, Hawaii

A beautiful fall day on the island of Kauai. Light rain in the morning with the clouds giving way to the sun and blue skies by the early afternoon. One of the best things that I liked about Kauai was the ability to just drive to another part of the island if it was raining somewhere. Rarely could I not find some sun.

This image was taken during a zip-line adventure that Jenn and I took on our second day on the island. The tour was based in the northern part of the island and was great fun with stunning views and a great group of people.

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Kauai, Hawaii

A spectacular view across the Waimea Canyon road out towards the small island of Ni’Ihau at sunset. A car coming down from the top of the canyon rim provided some nice fill light on the road and they waited patiently until I was done with the shot, and thus gave me the title “Lighting The Way”.

Not much has been done to this photo to bring out the colors in the sky. Some slight level and contrast adjustments, but thats about it.

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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
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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.

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Late autumn out at the Marin French Cheese Company’s duck pond. The fallen leaves from this tree have created a fairly undisturbed blanket on the grass below while the sky above is starting to show some life in preparation for the coming winter.

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
Late Fall out at the Marin French Cheese Company. The summer leaves have all fallen, the tourists gone, and the picnic benches lie vacant. But despite the decline in visitors over the winter months, this place is still a beauty with the duck pond and rolling hills in the distance. Continue reading
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When it comes to “Fancy Cheese” I am truely grateful to be so close to the French Marin Cheese Company. These folks churn out some great cheeses right on the outskirts of my home town, and they’ve got a lovely picnic area to boot!

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