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Apr 262017
 

When traveling along an ocean you’re never too far away from an old lighthouse.  At one point I’m sure they were quite useful and necessary.  These day, I wonder if they’re used at all.  I mean don’t all ships have gps by now?  I don’t really know, but I do know I’m glad they’re still around.  They add a certain charm and elegance to the scene.  They bring a sense of place and history.  I’m attracted to that kind of thing.  Whenever I’m on a coastal jaunt I always seek them out.  This one’s in central Oregon.

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Nov 202015
 

It’s always fun to take the drive up to the quaint little town of Mendocino on the northern California coast.  One day I took the drive alone and just lazily explored the area, having a grand time with the elements, ocean and camera.

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Sep 122014
 

I was driving up the winding coast highway, seeing what I could see and just enjoying the drive and vistas.  As I’m often wont to do, I pulled over to admire the view.  Though I live less than an hour away, I’m always blown away at the beauty and power of the ocean and this area in particular.

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Jul 262014
 

Ah, County Kerry and Ireland.  Nothing like Ireland.  The people, the land, the golf, the music, the beer.  One of my favorite places of all time.  If there weren’t so many other places to go I’d be going to Ireland much more often.  I went with some very good friends and we crisscrossed the countryside without a care, enjoying the music, food, people and golf.  We arose by 4:00 AM to take the drive down and around the ring of Kerry through the county.  Of course we stopped half way to play an incredible golf course, Waterville.  Just all in a days adventure.

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Jul 052014
 

There’s nothing like golf at the Bandon Dunes golf complex on the southern Oregon coast.  It now consists of 4 championship courses and one par 3 course with an amazing practice facility.  But the real treat is going there with a bunch of friends, taking it all in, enjoying the golf and camaraderie.  I snuck away one evening as the sun was going down and I had too much to drink and wandered around the course with my camera and tripod.  No body else around.  Just me and the golf course, wind and ocean.

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Jun 282014
 

One year I had a goal of going somewhere, anywhere, at least once a month.  A difficult task but I think I got away 10 of the 12 months.  On this particular month I decided to take a day trip up north on the California coastal highway.  A beautiful winding road up the coastline, highway 1 is a must if you’ve never done it.  North of San Francisco is wild and scenic all the way up until it runs into highway 101 and the redwoods.  But here, at Pt. Arena, is a lighthouse, one of a handful on the entire coastline.  It sits atop some rugged cliffs, warning the ships of yesteryear of the presence of the hazards.  A beautiful place, a beautiful drive.

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Feb 092014
 

Winter is so awesome for going to the coast.  And finally it’s winter!  Wet, stormy, dark.  Often, we get a break in the weather and those are the best times for photography.  I don’t know what’s happening in your part of the world, but here in California it’s finally winter.  Let us rejoice! stormy-ocean-sunset-5-1

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Nov 022013
 

Being able to stay right above the Pacific Ocean sure does wonders for capturing the constantly changing moods of the coastline.  It was winter, my favorite time for coastal photography, and we rented a perfect little secluded cabin, nestled directly above the ocean on its high-bank perch.  What a great place to watch the waves and weather roll in.

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Feb 222013
 

Every once in a while we get a tsunami warning here on the California coastline.  So far, it’s never amounted to anything even remotely serious, but it has made for some larger than normal surf conditions.  If I happen to hear about it, and if at all possible, I get in the car and drive the half hour out to the coast just to be there and watch.  Most of it’s high bank and I don’t at all feel in danger.  So, I go watch the spectacle.  This is taking place just north of the small town of Jenner at the mouth of the Russian River.  An awesome day for wave watching.

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Feb 172013
 

I just got back from Oregon.  Didn’t have the opportunity to make as many images as I usually do, but at other times I have.  The whole coast is an incredible place to explore.  Seems like every few miles is a state park.  Lots of little towns and beaches and rivers running to the sea and bridges and jetties and sand dunes and haystack rocks rising out of the Pacific Ocean.  The beauty is endless.  This particular beach is in the south between Coos Bay and Brookings.  A great place to stop and stroll; especially when the tide’s out, like this, and you can get out a ways and take in the sea breeze, ocean and sand.

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