Archives for Gallery

Santa Cruz Natural Bridges

Even though Richard and I have been to Santa Cruz several times, somehow we’ve missed this bit of the western coast where this lovely Natural Bridge is! So, here’s some pictures of it, the lighthouse, and also some surfers. Some of the pictures are also with a slow shutter speed to blur the waves.

Previous
Next
Show more
20180221-IMG_0806
Show more
20180221-IMG_0681
Show more
20180221-IMG_0791
Show more
20180221-IMG_0819
Show more
20180221-IMG_0825
Show more
#dogwood2018 #dogwood2018week8 #dogwood52
Show more
20180221-IMG_0716
Show more
20180221-IMG_0707
Show more
20180221-IMG_0729
Show more
20180221-IMG_0757
Show more
20180221-IMG_0786
Show more
20180221-IMG_0695
Show more
20180221-IMG_0702
Show more
20180221-IMG_0765
Show more
20180221-IMG_0771
Show more
20180221-IMG_0774
Show more
20180221-IMG_0925
Show more
20180221-IMG_0876
Show more
20180221-IMG_0877
Show more
20180221-IMG_0878
Show more
20180221-IMG_0879
Show more
20180221-IMG_0936
Show more
20180221-IMG_0976
Show more
20180221-IMG_0977
Show more
20180221-IMG_0978
Show more
20180221-IMG_0979
Show more
20180221-IMG_1015
Categories: Photography and Tina's Diary.

Bean Hollow State Beach

Our first stop was our favorite beach just south of San Francisco, Bean Hollow State Beach. It’s also a free beach, so that’s another reason we like it!

First I tried using my new ND (dark) filter and slow shutter speeds to blur our the waves. Then I shot some more traditional shots. Thanks to Richard for the shot of me!

Previous
Next
Show more
20180221-IMG_0653
Show more
20180221-IMG_0500
Show more
20180221-IMG_0506
Show more
20180221-IMG_0507
Show more
20180221-IMG_0533
Show more
20180221-IMG_0526
Show more
20180221-IMG_0529
Show more
20180221-IMG_0531
Show more
20180221-IMG_0560
Show more
20180221-IMG_0572
Show more
20180221-IMG_0604
Show more
20180221-IMG_0615
Show more
20180221-IMG_0616
Show more
20180221-IMG_0639
Show more
20180221-IMG_0640
Show more
20180221-IMG_0642
Show more
20180221-IMG_0657
Show more
20180221-IMG_0662
Show more
20180221-IMG_0666
Categories: Photography and Tina's Diary.

Birds, Birds, Birds

It was COLD today, but I had to go outside and take some pictures in the snow and sunshine anyway. The birds were so hungry they didn’t mind me taking their picture. I got several nice “flying bird” pictures this time.

Previous
Next
Show more
Show more
Show more
Show more
Show more
Show more
Show more
#dogwood2018 #dogwood2018week3 #dogwood52
Show more
Show more
Show more
Show more
Show more
Show more
Categories: Photography and Tina's Diary.

Snow and Ice

Today it snowed some off and on and was a rather cold and dreary day. However, there was one point when it was snowing more heavily and I just had to grab my camera and head out. The first photos are manual focus with the background purposefully out of focus and the snowflakes in focus. Then I thought I’d check out the icicles on the lower barn, and found them melting fast. I love trying to capture drops, and there were lots to get both in focus and out of focus.

Categories: Photography.

Trip to McKee Botanical Garden

We saw the signs to this Garden several days ago and finally had a chance to visit it this nice day. Click here for more information about the garden.

Previous
Next
Show more
20180104-IMG_7483
Show more
20180104-IMG_7485
Show more
20180104-IMG_7507
Show more
20180104-IMG_7515
Show more
20180104-IMG_7524
Show more
20180104-IMG_7535
Show more
20180104-IMG_7539
Show more
20180104-IMG_7548
Show more
20180104-IMG_7564
Show more
20180104-IMG_7569
Show more
20180104-IMG_7573
Show more
20180104-IMG_7580
Show more
20180104-IMG_7584
Show more
20180104-IMG_7405
Show more
20180104-IMG_7406
Show more
20180104-IMG_7408
Show more
20180104-IMG_7413
Show more
20180104-IMG_7414
Show more
20180104-IMG_7417
Show more
20180104-IMG_7418
Show more
20180104-IMG_7421
Show more
20180104-IMG_7426
Show more
20180104-IMG_7429
Show more
20180104-IMG_7433
Show more
20180104-IMG_7436
Show more
20180104-IMG_7440
Show more
20180104-IMG_7441
Show more
20180104-IMG_7442
Show more
20180104-IMG_7445
Show more
20180104-IMG_7446
Show more
20180104-IMG_7450
Show more
20180104-IMG_7455
Show more
20180104-IMG_7457
Show more
20180104-IMG_7460
Show more
20180104-IMG_7464
Show more
20180104-IMG_7465
Show more
20180104-IMG_7466
Show more
20180104-IMG_7470
Show more
20180104-IMG_7474
Show more
20180104-IMG_7476
Show more
20180104-IMG_7480
Show more
20180104-IMG_7482
Categories: Photography and Tina's Diary.

Sunrise!

This morning I had to dash out and take some photos of the sunrise even though it was pretty cool! It was worth it though.

Previous
Next
Show more
20171226-IMG_5746
Show more
20171226-IMG_5761
Show more
20171226-IMG_5758
Show more
20171226-IMG_5754
Categories: Photography.

Images in Snow and Ice

We had a 1.5 inch snow overnight and the morning dawned sunny. I found lots of great photo opportunities!

Categories: Photography.

Birds in Sunset Glow

It was a lovely afternoon, and we knew the weather was going to turn cold, so we were out enjoying it to the fullest. As I started taking photos of the birds at the feeder, I noticed the back-light from the sun really highlighted the birds! I took a bunch of photos trying to get ones of birds in flight, but that was really difficult. Here are my best shots from that try.

Previous
Next
Show more
20171221-IMG_5367
Show more
20171221-IMG_5320
Show more
20171221-IMG_5312
Show more
20171221-IMG_5290
Show more
20171221-IMG_5288
Show more
20171221-IMG_5256
Show more
20171221-IMG_5283
Show more
20171221-IMG_5220
Show more
20171221-IMG_5243
Show more
20171221-IMG_5175
Show more
20171221-IMG_5167
Show more
20171221-IMG_5089
Show more
20171221-IMG_5116

Categories: Photography.

The Beach at South Padre Island, Day Two

And here’s the photos from our morning on the beach before we headed to work. It really is a very nice place to visit when it’s cold up north!

Previous
Next
Show more
Getting friendly with a pirat at Pier 19 in South Padre Island
Show more
20171127-IMG_2345
Show more
20171127-IMG_2340
Show more
20171127-IMG_2279
Show more
20171127-IMG_2273
Show more
20171127-IMG_2271
Show more
20171127-IMG_2259
Show more
20171127-IMG_2163
Show more
20171127-IMG_2162
Show more
20171127-IMG_2160
Show more
20171127-IMG_2132
Show more
20171127-IMG_2131
Show more
20171127-IMG_2125
Show more
20171127-IMG_2119
Show more
20171127-IMG_2118
Show more
20171127-IMG_2092
Show more
20171127-IMG_2089
Show more
20171127-IMG_2087
Show more
20171127-IMG_2085
Show more
20171127-IMG_2078
Show more
20171127-IMG_2076
Show more
20171127-IMG_2075
Show more
20171127-IMG_2074
Show more
20171127-IMG_2073
Show more
20171127-IMG_2072
Show more
20171127-IMG_2066
Show more
20171127-IMG_2064
Show more
20171127-IMG_2063
Show more
20171127-IMG_2055
Show more
20171127-IMG_2047
Show more
20171127-IMG_2024
Show more
20171127-IMG_2012
Show more
20171127-IMG_1997
Show more
20171127-IMG_1986
Show more
20171127-IMG_1976
Show more
20171127-IMG_1967
Show more
20171127-IMG_1954
Show more
20171127-IMG_2354
Show more
20171127-IMG_2380
Show more
20171127-IMG_1937
Show more
20171127-IMG_1904
Show more
20171127-IMG_1903
Show more
20171127-IMG_1891
Show more
20171127-IMG_2416
Show more
20171127-IMG_2422

Categories: Photography.

The Beach at South Padre Island, Day One

We left a day early so we could spend a relaxing day on the beach at South Padre Island. Neither of us had been there before, and we loved it! We had thought November and December would be busy times there, but it was not! We hope to go back there again.

Previous
Next
Show more
20171126-IMG_1374
Show more
20171126-IMG_1398
Show more
20171126-IMG_1659
Show more
20171126-IMG_1644
Show more
20171126-IMG_1646
Show more
20171126-IMG_1633
Show more
20171126-IMG_1637
Show more
20171126-IMG_1604
Show more
20171126-IMG_1624
Show more
20171126-IMG_1535
Show more
20171126-IMG_1544
Show more
20171126-IMG_1507
Show more
20171126-IMG_1508
Show more
20171126-IMG_1481
Show more
20171126-IMG_1504
Show more
20171126-IMG_1449
Show more
20171126-IMG_1456
Show more
20171126-IMG_1680
Show more
20171126-IMG_1675
Show more
20171126-IMG_1687
Show more
20171126-IMG_1710
Show more
20171126-IMG_1653
Show more
20171126-IMG_1746
Show more
20171126-IMG_1775
Show more
20171126-IMG_1800
Show more
20171126-IMG_1813
Show more
20171126-IMG_1854
Show more
20171126-IMG_1830
Show more
20171126-IMG_1878

Categories: Photography.