In our latest podcast we talk about photography, places to go in California for some interesting photography.
My son was in town recently with his wife and our grandson and since we are all photographers we decided to have some fun taking in different spots. They had been to Point Lobos, Big Sur, Yosemite, Big Basin before, so tried some new things, well not all were new. Here's just a sample of some of what we saw in a few days.
First the board walk at Santa Cruz!
The obligatory street cars are always fun and you can't get enough of riding around. I obviously didn't take this but my signature goes on automatically. Brett(son) is the author of this photo
Now for some cool photos from Safari West north of San Francisco, I highly recommend. I have been to Africa and found this to be interesting with some fun adventure.
This is one of those special moments whether you are in Africa or Northern California, a newborn Wildebeast just dropped, about to take his first steps. Special moment as he is cleaned up before standing. In the open plains of Africa, this is a critical time to get him up since predators watch for newborns. Within herding animals, newborns arrive at the same time for obvious reasons.
Now on to Moss Landing and the Otters, fun to photography all the time! In this case, we took the
Elkhorn Slough Safari which I have been out on many times but see something different each trip.
And my favorite bird, the Pelican which I could watch all day!
And finally, the Monterey Whale Watch with Captain Nancy Black is wonderful. The whales are very abundant this year like last, lots of sea lions feeding, and also sightings of Killer Whales in the Bay. A very worthwhile trip to a wonderful place. I should add we did stop at the Monterey Aquarium and it was great as always.
All of this is within a couple of hours anywhere in the Bay Area. It's so much fun with friends, is always different and interesting. And if you have someone who has never been to the West Coast, especially a little guy, a photo with one of our giant redwoods will be remembered forever.
All of this and I haven't mentioned the holy grail of landscape photography that the likes of Ansel Adams and Edward Weston made famous.