Relaxing seascape


As the sun set behind the Channel Islands the ocean turned a bright orange and dark blue.

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


The fog off in the distance is slowly rolling in.

Title: Distant fog over the sea
Location: Port Hueneme, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


The pink clouds over the fishing pier look beautiful.

Title: Sunset over the pier
Location: Port Hueneme, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


The beach is one of my favorite places. The ocean so calming all the naturally soothing smells and sounds are so relaxing.

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

Surreal dreamy beach


The sky over the ocean got dark just before the rain started.

Title: Before the rain
Location: Malibu California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: lensbaby composer


The pacific ocean is calm before the storm.

Title: Calm ocean waves
Location: Malibu, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: lensbaby composer


The blue sky looks beautiful above the fishing pier.

Title: Fishing pier
Location: Malibu California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: lensbaby composer


When I look at this photo I just wanna fly away like a bird.

Title: Dreaming of flying away
Location: Malibu, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: lensbaby composer

Sunglasses on the beach


I took this group of seascapes and was experimenting with different filters. For this set I used a lensbaby composer shooting through sunglasses giving the photos a purple and deep blue color.

Title: Soft blue beach
Location: Port Hueneme, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: lensbaby composer

Title: Deep blue pacific sea
Location: Port Hueneme, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: lensbaby composer

Title: Light blue ripples
Location: Port Hueneme, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: lensbaby composer

Title: Purple ripples in the marsh
Location: Port Hueneme, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: lensbaby composer

Peeling tree bark


This is a collection of burnt tree trunks from the Springs wild fire. I love how the charred trunks and peeling tree bark look. The Santa Monica mountains are starting to show life again.

Title: Dead layers
Location: Santa Monica Mountains, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Title: Twisted
Location: Santa Monica Mountains, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Title: Burnt out
Location: Santa Monica Mountains, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Title: Shedding burnt bark
Location: Santa Monica Mountains, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Recovering From Wildfire


This coastal sage scrub is starting to grow back after the wildfire.

Title: Chaparral regrowth
Location: Santa Monica Mountains, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


The top of this bush is starting to grow back.

Title: Fuzzy green regrowth
Location: Santa Monica Mountains, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


This tree is a dark purple color on the inside because of extreme heat damage from the wildfire.

Title: Purple inside
Location: Santa Monica Mountains, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


Wild cucumber growing along the hillside.

Title: Wild Cucumber
Location: Santa Monica Mountains, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Beach cliff patterns


I took this group of macro photos of patterns in the sandy cliffs on the beach.

Title: Beach ridges
Location: Summerland, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: lensbaby composer

Title: Sandy cliff
Location: Summerland, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: lensbaby composer

Title: Coastal erosion
Location: Summerland, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: lensbaby composer

Title: Sand cliff texture
Location: Summerland, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: lensbaby composer

Dreaming of the deep blue sea


The moon was out during the day. I love the soft dreamy feeling in this photo.

Title: Purple moon
Location: Port Hueneme, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: lensbaby composer


I can’t stop day dreaming of warm summer days at the beach.

Title: Dreaming of palm trees
Location: Port Hueneme, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: lensbaby composer


The silhouette of the channel islands on a cloudy day.

Title: Silhouette island
Location: Port Hueneme, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: lensbaby composer


After the rain last week the marsh on the beach overflowed creating a river flowing into the ocean.

Title: River flowing into the ocean
Location: Port Hueneme, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: lensbaby composer

Beach grass removal project


A beautiful sunny day at the beach.

Title: The sun is out at the beach
Location: Port Hueneme, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


The sky is beautiful in this photo. The straight cloud lines up with the horizon.

Title: Straight line cloud in the sky
Location: Port Hueneme, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


This is a pacific wax myrtle shrub on the beach.

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


This is an invasive plant species that was introduced to the west coast for the purpose of stabilizing dunes. A beach grass removal project is going on along the California coast.

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

Sunset in Summerland California


Summerland California has some of the most beautiful beaches in California.

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


The winter days don’t seem so long.

Title: The day doesn’t seem so long
Location: Summerland, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


The best way to end the day is with an amazing sunset on the beach.

Title: The sunset made me smile
Location: Summerland, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


The sliver of sunshine in the sky is the shape of the sun. I hope you enjoy the photos from this amazing beach sunset.

Title: A Sliver of Sunshine
Location: Summerland, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

Minimalistic blue beach sunset


This is a minimalistic photo of the shoreline at sunset.

Title: Golden lines in the sand
Location: Summerland, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


The reflection of the sunset in the receding ocean water.

Title: Blue water fading into yellow
Location: Summerland, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8


The world’s first offshore oil well, drilled into the sea floor, was located in Summerland. This is a photo of the oil and water mixing on the beach.

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


Due to the offshore drilling natural oil seeps onto beaches in this area.

Title: Natural oil on the beach
Location: Summerland, California
Camera:NIKON D80
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8

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