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Fort Ross and Salt Point

Mid August of 2014, I went with a meetup group from Fairfield to do an all day shoot first at Fort Ross State Park (SP) and then to Salt Point State Park both on the Sonoma Coast. I’ve been to both places numerous times and each has its moods and beauty. As it turned out the coastal weather was its usual gray overcast which made for somewhat less than exciting photography. However, the landscape photographer has quite often the task of making the best of the conditions and pulling out the images from it. Regardless, off we went to see what we could see. Here are some selected images from Fort Ross SP.

#1 – Cute seal on the rocks
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Visit to the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

Yet another weekend travel story. In early May of this year, we traveled with our old friends Shari and Dave to the coastal town of Fort Bragg, California, located in Mendocino County. It’s about a 2-hour ride there and the scenery gets better the closer you get to Ft. Bragg. The purpose of the trip was to spend some time with our friends and visit the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, just south of Ft. Bragg. Although we have visited the Ft. Bragg area many times we’d never gone to these lovely botanical gardens featuring, among other things, numerous varieties of rhododendrons – most of which were in full bloom that weekend. So…after checking into our motel room we headed out for an afternoon stroll through the botanical gardens.

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A Brief Visit to Humboldt County

Another weekend travel story…

Over President’s Day weekend, we drove the four hour ride up to Humboldt County to spend the weekend with our daughter and her fiance (Amanda and Chris) at their home in Blue Lake, California.
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Day 2 of the Grand Kenetic Championship

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Images from the water launch site in Eureka, CA

Kinetic Grand Championship

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Kinetic Grand Championship, a set on Flickr.

Some images I shot from the first day of the Kinetic Grand Championship in Arcata, CA.