A Collection of Pretty Things.

Posts tagged “natural

Nature’s Grandeur


Yes.

The Heavens


Want to save some money and look at something pretty?


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A few samples of some of my popular images:

The Road

 

LB Paddler

 

 

Waterfall - Kauai

 

 

Sunset - Kauai

 

 

 

Flower - Kauai

 

 

 

The Road - Kauai

 

 

 

Kauai Sunrise

 

 

Hanalei Pier

 

 

Kauai Leaf

 

 

 

Kauai-26

 

 

Christmas Bench

 

 

Abandoned

 

 

M3

 

 

Laguna Beach Sunset

 


The Old Man and the Sea


 

Man and the Sea

 

I must point out that I originally wanted to call this “The Man and the Sea” but that did not quite have the flare or familiarity as throwing “old” into there too….Sorry dad :)!


Superman’s View


I imagine that when Superman does his thing and ‘up, up and away-s’ that he cruises around to views like this. I was able to grab this image tonight that really made me feel like I was up in the clouds too and wanted to share :)

 

Have a great week ahead!


Top of the World

LB Sky

There is a local spot referred to as “Top of the World” in Laguna Beach, CA. This spot has fantastic views of the Laguna Beach coastline and skyline, as well as the valley behind Laguna Beach. After a rain here recently, I knew there would be some great cloud action going on so I jumped in “Em” and jetted down to, er, up to TOTW.

Beautiful LB sky and sunset. Very cool trail that gives great views of the surrounding area.

Another view of the amazing colors in the sky.

A little earlier, just as beautiful. You can see someone off in the distance enjoying the view.

A couple enjoying the outdoors and fantastic surroundings with tons of wild flowers paving the way.


The Relic


On a recent trip back home where the primary business of the area is agriculture, I came across this old piece of “machinery”. This thing has not moved in decades. It is a reminder of how things used to be, where we come from and how far we have come. I am not totally sure what it was used for on the farm, but whatever it was, it has been obsolete for a long time. The owners must have thought it was either cheaper or less of a headache to just let it retire where it stood to become a relic as opposed to trashing it.

When I shot this, I wasn’t exactly sure what it was that I liked about it. But tonight, months later, I think I understand.

When I look at this, it is a reminder that life has not always been, and does not have to be, so fast – I feel grounded. You see, I am very into technology and gadgets: smart phones, cameras, cars, computers, social media, computer programs,  etc. This is something that can really bite me if I am not careful. Technology never slows down and only speeds up. Before I know it, I can be spinning my wheels pretty fast to keep up with everything I am “in” to. It is times like these above that I remember to take a break, take a breath and remember to just be still and be. Life changes, that is one certainty, I don’t want to forget to enjoy the journey along the way.

 

I edited this photo to have an older, film look.

F/1.8, 35mm, 1/160 sec, ISO 100

 

 


Before & After


I recently took a business trip to Calgary, AB Canada and, of course, took my camera. I still plan on posting a few more pics from the trip, but in the meantime, I had to share this Before & After image. The image below was captured at approximately 7:30pm in a rural park. It was very dark outside, but I had a fast lens (F1.4) on my camera and knew I would be able to extract some light; not to mention I shoot in the RAW format and this allows me to drastically adjust exposure to my own liking.

The park was so quiet, calm, and even serene. Being born and raised in the desert in Southern California only added to the spectacle I was experiencing. I snapped the shot below and knew I had a decent image, but I knew I would have to wait until I got it onto the computer to really see what I got. I was able to extract so much light, that the ‘After’ picture looks like it was taken mid day with the sun out! Also, the processing I did gave the image a slight “painting” feel as a result which I think really added to the final result, kinda surreal.

In any case, I think the latter picture really ‘feels’ like December and I wanted to share!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!



BEFORE



AFTER




Adventures in Colorado


My day job recently took me to Colorado. During the down times in between appointments, I was able to take advantage of the beautiful surroundings I was in to snap some photos. Colorado is a beautiful state with amazing mountain peaks and rolling hills. I made it briefly into Wyoming for a few hours and was also impressed by the natural beauty. While in CO, I was able to travel around a majority of the state, which is why this post has some very differing photos – but that is also one of the reasons I like this group of photos quite a bit. The air was so crisp and fresh and I feel like I can take in a deep breath of the same when looking back at these photos. Enjoy the natural beauty!

USA Olympic Headquarters

 


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