Minimalist ocean


The beach is the perfect place for minimalist photography.

Title: Curved Seashore
Location: Port Hueneme, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


If the sky is gay so is the sea.

Title: Gray sky gay sea
Location: Port Hueneme, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


A little sunshine is all it takes to turn the crashing waves a beautiful blue color.

Title: Blue waves
Location: Port Hueneme, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


A bright cloud in a gray sky.

Title: Dark blue receding sea
Location: Port Hueneme, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Keep your eyes open on the beach


Beach bonfires are part of the California lifestyle.

Title: After a beach bonfire
Location: Port Hueneme, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


The beach is full of purple ice plants. This flower is starting to shrivel up and die.

Title: Dying purple ice plant
Location: Port Hueneme, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


This is the spine of a dead bird on the beach. If you keep your eyes open you will find death all around you.

Title: Spineless
Location: Port Hueneme, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


The wind creates amazing patterns in the sand.

Title: Patterns in the sand
Location: Port Hueneme, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

A gray beach day


It was a gray and foggy day at the beach. I love the contrast between the smoke from the power plant and the dark gray sky.

Title: Hydroelectric power plant
Location: Port Hueneme, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


The wind is creating beautiful lines in the water.

Title: Lines in the marsh
Location: Port Hueneme, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


The reflection of the sand dunes in the marsh looks like a painting.

Title: Sand dune reflection
Location: Port Hueneme, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


The Port Hueneme beach get a lot of ice plants growing on the beach.

Title: Ice plant covering the dune
Location: Port Hueneme, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

After the Sunset


I took this photo after the sunset. The landscape turns a blue color in the moonlight.

Title: Beach path
Location: Summerland, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


I love the orange and blue colors in the water. This surfer had an amazing view of this beautiful sunset.

Title: Surfing into the sunset
Location: Summerland, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


The beach was packed with people all day until after the sunset.

Title: Deserted beach
Location: Summerland, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


I love the simple shapes created by the silhouette of the beach in this photo. The bright red sky looks like it’s melting into the ocean.

Title: Silhouette of the land
Location: Summerland, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Summerland beach sunset


Clear blue beach right before the sunset I love Summerland beaches.

Title: Summerland blue sky
Location: Summerland, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


The channel islands look beautiful off in the distance.

Title: Calm blue water
Location: Summerland, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


Just as the sun was setting the clouds tuned bright orange.

Title: Orange sun behind the clouds
Location: Summerland, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


The water was perfect for stand up surfing. I love the colors of the water in this photo.

Title: Stand up surfer sunset
Location: Summerland, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


After the sun fully set the bottom of the sky tuned bright red.

Title: Dark red beach sunset
Location: Summerland, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Pink and purple flower Friday


I love playing around with my lensbaby composer. It was the perfect lens for this broom reed shrub it brings out all the beautiful texture of the flowers.

Title: Dark purple Broom Reed
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: Lensbaby composer


This dark pinkish red pansy stands out among all of the other flowers in this garden.

Title: Dark pinkish-red pansy
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


This little pink Iceland poppy was hiding behind a large orange bloom. On the left side of this photo you and see the hairy curved stem that is unique to this flower.

Title: Little pink Iceland Poppy
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


This light pink cyclamen flower is in full bloom.

Title: Light pink Cyclamen
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


Cyclamen hederifolium, are hardy and can be grown outdoors in mild climates such as the Pacific Northwest of North America.

Title: Dark pink and white Cyclamen
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Smoke from The Colby Wildfire


The colby wildfire was started by three men. Embers from the campfire are believed to have set dry grass adjacent to the ring afire.

Title: Colby fire smoke over the water
Location: Port Hueneme, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


The fire burned 2,000 acres of foothills in Los Angeles County near Glendora. The fire was so huge that the smoke cloud drifted over the ocean.

Title: Drifting smoke cloud
Location: Port Hueneme, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


You can see how windy it is at the beach. The smoke cloud is slowly making its way out to the Channel islands.

Title: Blue beach ripples
Location: Port Hueneme, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


The smoke is behind the mountains in this photo. It was such a warm beautiful day. Please pay attention to Red Flag Warnings & Fire Weather Watches when you are in California.

Title: Fire warning
Location: Port Hueneme, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Seaside garden and a cat


Iceland Poppies are a wonderful flower for any winter garden.

Title: Orange and yellow Iceland Poppy
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


This little purple pansy is hiding behind a bunch of dark red flowers.

Title: Dark purple pansy
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


Snapdragons are one of my favorite flowers.

Title: Hot pink snapdragons
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


This cute cat lives at the Seaside garden.

Title: Tuxedo cat
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

A walk through the garden


I love the small purple flowers on the broom reed plant. This is the first time I got to see a broom reed in bloom.

Title: Purple Broom Reed
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


The large colorful, papery textured flower on the Iceland poppy are beautiful.

Title: Orange Iceland Poppy
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


The Gazania is a drought-tolerant plant. The daisy-like bloom is one of my favorite flowers.

Title: Yellow Gazania
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


This flower has upswept petals and a variably patterned leaves. The Cyclamen may flower any month of the year.

Title: Dark red Cyclamen
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Rustic garden


This Autumn joy is turning a beautiful copper color. Its pink flowers bloom from August into November.

Title: Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


I love how each fallen leaf has a different shape.

Title: Three fallen leaves
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


This is a tough hardy and drought tolerant shrub. Its a perfect winter bloom of orange-yellow flowers that will brighten up any garden.

Title: Coral aloe
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


This tree has lush, glossy, bright-green foliage and small red flowers. This tree is indigenous to Southern Africa.

Title: Tree Fuchsia
Location: Carpinteria, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

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