Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Augustin Bernal Park - Pleasanton, CA (6-25-2014)

Recently went hiking at Augustin Bernal Park here in Pleasanton, CA because I saw some really nice clouds on the mountain top. I shot some photos on the mountain. The view sure is great from up there! You can see the entire valley! To visit the park, you do have to live in Pleasanton or have someone from Pleasanton take you as driving up to the park involves driving through a small gated community and the guards for the community does check. Sometimes they do allow people from nearby cities to also enter.

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Very thick cloud cover at the peak. I shot this photo upwards toward the peak of the mountain. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 38 33 N 121 54 43 W    

Half way up the mountain decided to get a shot of the valley with the clouds in the sky. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 38 22 N 121 54 36 W    

 Black and white process of the photo above. 


Photo shot almost at the peak of the valley. Even more cloud cover now. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 38 07 N 121 54 36 W   

Black and white process of the photo above.  

 Now at the peak photographing the clouds covering another mountain across a valley. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 38 05 N 121 54 39 W


The view from on top of the peak. 
 Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 38 03 N 121 54 35 W

Black and white process of the photo above.   

Another view from the peak. A more clearer view of the clouds covering the mountain across from this one. 
 Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 38 02 N 121 54 36 W

 More views from the peak. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 38 00 N 121 54 37 W


The clouds on the mountain across from this one looked so amazing I decided to get another shot. Photo shot from same location as above. 

At the bottom of the mountain, there wasn't much wind but by the time I got to the top, the wind was blowing very strongly and the clouds were moving at a very fast speed. I decided to turn back and get another photo as the cloud formation has changed in just a few minutes.  

Black and white process of the photo above.   

 Another shot from the peak. I haven't headed this far on the trail before. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 38 14 N 121 54 46 W


 More views from the peak. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 38 18 N 121 54 49 W

More views from the peak. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 38 19 N 121 54 51 W 

Got another photo of the view of the valley as I headed down the mountain. 
 Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 37 38 16 N 121 54 45 W 

Black and white process of the photo above.   

These are all the photos for today. Please don't forget to share with your friends and family members! Also, if you want to get notifications when I post up more photos, "Like" us on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Google+. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Monterey & Big Sur (7/3/2014) - Part 2

I recently took a trip from the SF Bay Area traveling south along the coast visiting Monterey and Big Sur, CA. The photos I took on this trip will be split into 2 parts. Photos will include Monterey, Carmel, and Big Sur, CA and will include places such as Bixby Creek Bridge and Pfeiffer Beach.

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The photos for today are from Carmel, Big Sur, and Monterey including photos from Pfeiffer Beach and Bixby Creek Bridge.

Here is a photo of the Bixby Creek Bridge. Technically this bridge is in Carmel, CA, but my GPS coordinates told me it was Monterey (at least on Google Maps), so I will just say it is in Monterey then. :) 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 22 21 N 121 54 12 W  

Here is a more zoomed out shot of the Bixby Creek Bridge. This bridge is pretty famous and is visited by a lot of people. Just take note if you are going to come to places like this, after you leave the main part of Carmel, CA there is pretty much no more cellphone signal. If you need to talk or text anyone, do that before you enter. :) 

 Another photo of the Bixby Creek Bridge shot at a slightly different angle with the Pacific Ocean in the shot. 

 Here is a panorama of the view of Bixby Creek Bridge and the Pacific Ocean from the area. I tried my best to frame the people out of my photos. 


 Here is a photo of the Bixby Creek Bridge shot right next to it. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 22 21 N 121 54 10 W  

Crossed the bridge and decided to take a photo facing back toward the bridge. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 21 28 N 121 54 09 W   

Another photo of the coastline on the side of SR-1. 
 Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 21 12 N 121 54 04 W   

 Now I get to Big Sur, CA. Here is a long exposure at Pfeiffer Beach. 
 Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 14 15 N 121 48 55 W   


It is starting to near sunset. Here is another photo shot at Pfeiffer Beach. Shot near where I took the photo above.  

Black and white process of the photo above.  

 Another photo shot nearing sunset on Pfeiffer Beach. 
 Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 14 18 N 121 49 00 W  

 Black and white process of the photo above.  


One last shot from Pfeiffer Beach. 
 Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 14 16 N 121 48 56 W  

A few photos of the sunset scenery at California's coastline on the side of SR-1. The island you see is a Point Sur Historic Park. I would have headed there, but I thought it was the Point Sur Naval Facility until I checked Google Maps. The naval facility is next to this. Next time I'll go there for photos. :) I still think this is located in Carmel, CA but Google Maps insists this is Monterey, so I'll say this is Monterey. 
 Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 18 33 N 121 53 09 W  

A photo of the setting sun casting its orange glow on the Bixby Creek Bridge. 
 Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 22 21 N 121 54 11 W  

These are all the photos for today and for this trip. I hope you have enjoyed them! Please don't forget to share with your friends and family members! Also, if you want to get notifications when I post up more photos, "Like" us on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Google+. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Monterey & Big Sur (7/3/2014) - Part 1

I recently took a trip from the SF Bay Area traveling south along the coast visiting Monterey and Big Sur, CA. The photos I took on this trip will be split into 2 parts. Photos will include Monterey, Carmel, and Big Sur, CA and will include places such as Bixby Creek Bridge and Pfeiffer Beach.

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Parts: 1 | 2

The photos for today are from Castroville, CA, Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey, CA and Carmel, CA.

 While on the drive down, I saw these beautiful farms and had to take a photo of them. This is in Castroville, CA. 
 Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 46 48 N 121 46 39 W 

Here is another photo from the same spot of a slightly different angle. I wanted to cross the road and get a better photo of the farms across the road but there were too many cars for me to do so safely. While there, managed to buy some really sweet strawberries from a farmer selling it by the side of the road. It was delicious. :) 

Next stop is Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey, CA. Here are photos of boats docked at the piers. 
 Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 36 07 N 121 53 27 W 

 Another photo of the boats docked at the pier. 
 Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 36 07 N 121 53 25 W 


 A photo of Fisherman's Wharf and the boats. 
 Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 36 11 N 121 53 35 W 

Another photo of the wharf and the boats. 
 Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 36 12 N 121 53 36 W  

 A long exposure shot on the Fisherman's Wharf. 
 Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 36 13 N 121 53 36 W 


A photo shot on the side of SR-1 in Carmel, CA of the coastline. 
 Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 28 16 N 121 56 04 W  

Another photo shot on the side of SR-1 in Carmel, CA of the coastline. 
 Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 28 08 N 121 55 56 W  

A long exposure shot on the side of SR-1 in Carmel, CA of the coastline. 
 Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 36 22 49 N 121 54 06 W  

These are all the photos for today. Next time, I will have more photos from this trip. Please don't forget to share with your friends and family members! Also, if you want to get notifications when I post up more photos, "Like" us on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Google+. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

San Francisco Pride Parade/Festival 2014 (Part 5)

I recently went to the annual San Francisco Pride Parade and Festival in San Francisco, CA and took many photos of the event. The event was full of support, energy, and everyone was all very happy. I hope you enjoy these shots! No hateful comments please!

WARNING: Some of the shots from the event may be slightly inappropriate for young viewers! Viewer discretion is advised!

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The photos for today are from the parade and the festival. These are the last of my event photos.

More photos of the parade. Then I start walking toward the festival.  

People selling bacon wrapped hot dogs. Those were really good. LOL 

Now onto the festival. 

Black and white process of the photo above. 


More photos from the festival. Here is the Oakland Pride tent. 

Black and white process of the photo above. 


Photo of people partying. 

Black and white process of the photo above. 

Another photo of people partying. 

More photos from the festival. 


More photos from the festival. 

Black and white process of the photo above. 

This guy looks like he's having fun. :)

Black and white process of the photo above. 


Another photo from the festival. 

Shot off 2 photos at the end of the parade. 

These are all the photos for today and for this event. Please don't forget to share with your friends and family members! Also, if you want to get notifications when I post up more photos, "Like" us on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Google+. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

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