Friday, July 14, 2017

Highway 1 & Pigeon Point Lighthouse (5/29/2017)

On May 29th, 2017 (Memorial Day Weekend) I took a drive along Highway 1 and dropped by Pigeon Point Lighthouse in Pescadero, CA for some photos. The original plan was to go to Fall Creek Unit of Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park and Waddell Beach as a backup location. Both places had their parking lots full that weekend, so decided to drive on Highway 1 and see where it took me. Here are the photos from that trip.

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Scenery from Highway 1 north of Waddell Beach in Davenport, CA. In the distance is Waddell Beach.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 06' 20" N 122° 17' 24" W

Scenery from Highway 1 north of Waddell Beach in Davenport, CA. In the distance is Waddell Beach.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 06' 17" N 122° 17' 20" W

Pigeon Point Lighthouse in Pescadero, CA.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 10' 55" N 122° 23' 38" W

Black and white process of the photo above.


Scenery of the ocean near Pigeon Point Lighthouse.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 10' 55" N 122° 23' 37" W

Black and white process of the photo above.

Wild Flowers and Pigeon Point Bluffs.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 10' 56" N 122° 23' 35" W

Black and white process of the photo above.


Pigeon Point Bluffs
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 10' 56" N 122° 23' 34" W

Black and white process of the photo above.

Pigeon Point Lighthouse in Pescadero, CA.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 10' 55" N 122° 23' 34" W

Black and white process of the photo above.


Wild flowers near Pigeon Point Lighthouse.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 10' 59" N 122° 23' 40" W

Wild flowers near Pigeon Point Lighthouse.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 10' 59" N 122° 23' 39" W

Black and white process of the photo above.

Pigeon Point Lighthouse in Pescadero, CA.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 10' 59" N 122° 23' 40" W

Black and white process of the photo above.

This is all the photos for today! I hope you have enjoyed the photos! 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.

Full Resolution Photos and Other Photo Posts. If you want to see full resolution photos of any of the photos you see here, you can do so on my portfolio with the following links. I also shot vlog and cellphone photos on this trip, which you can also view with the links below.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Fall Creek Unit - Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park (Part 2)

On my May 25th, 2017 and June 2nd, 2017, I took 2 photography trips to Fall Creek Unit of Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in California. While I was at the park, I got many photos of the Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) forest, Fall Creek, and Banana Slugs. The photos from my trip are split into 2 parts. I hope you enjoy the photos.

Full Resolution Photos and Other Photo Posts. If you want to see full resolution photos of any of the photos you see here, you can do so on my portfolio with the following links. I also shot vlog and cellphone photos on this trip, which you can also view with the links below.
In part 2, I will have the rest of the photos I shot on May 25th, 2017 and photos I shot on June 2nd, 2017. In this blog post, you will see Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) forest, Fall Creek, and Banana Slugs. The original plan on June 2nd was that I hike further than I did the first trip for more photos. The trip was cut short when I got stun by a wasp 3 times. I don't know why it stun me, and I didn't see it until I felt the severe pain radiating from where I got stun. I was in a severe amount of pain. I always carry first aid on my when I go on my wilderness trips, so I was able to disinfect the wound and pull out the stinger. I was still in a lot of pain though due to wasp bites being mildly venomous. It won't kill you but it will leave you in a lot of pain (unless you are allergic, in which case it would be deadly). I did recover enough after 45 minutes to limp the 2 mile hike back out of the forest that day, but I didn't end up taking much photos. I'll be honest, while I was treating the wound and resting, I was already making mental notes for where to safely start a small campfire for the night as I wasn't sure if I could recover enough in time to hike out of the forest when it was still bright enough. It was late in the afternoon, and the forest floor was already starting to darken. Luckily I did not have to resort to that. I'm going to take this time and emphasize the importance of being prepared before heading out into the wilderness. Don't go alone, pack first aid, pack an emergency whistle (cell service is not always available to signal for help), and pack survival equipment (water filter and fire starter). You never know what might happen when you are out in the wilderness.

Scenery of Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) forest from Cape Horn Trail.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 03' 47" N 122° 05' 46" W

This is Lime Kilns in the park. Limestone was historically mined here. These are the kilns that were used in the process.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 03' 31" N 122° 05' 50" W

This is Lime Kilns in the park. Limestone was historically mined here. These are the kilns that were used in the process.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 03' 31" N 122° 05' 50" W


A banana slug. One of the famous critters of the Santa Cruz mountains.


A banana slug. One of the famous critters of the Santa Cruz mountains.


Scenery of Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) forest and South Fork Fall Creek from South Fork Trail.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 03' 28" N 122° 05' 43" W

Black and white process of the photo above.

Scenery of Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) forest from South Fork Trail.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 03' 28" N 122° 05' 42" W


Scenery of Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) forest and Fall Creek from Fall Creek Trail.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 03' 05" N 122° 05' 07" W

Black and white process of the photo above.

Scenery of Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) forest and Fall Creek from Fall Creek Trail. Photo shot near the same spot as above.


This begins the photos from June 2nd. Scenery of Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) forest and Fall Creek from North Fork Trail/Fall Creek Trail. This was also where I got stun by the wasp. Even though I was in a ton of pain, photography came first. XD The pain did limit the number of photos I took that day though.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 03' 42" N 122° 05' 38" W

Scenery of Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) forest and Fall Creek from North Fork Trail/Fall Creek Trail. I think due to the mega storms the last few month, the creek was a bit swollen. The bridge crossing here only covered half the bridge. The other half was just a shaky downed tree.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 03' 41" N 122° 05' 40" W

Scenery of Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) forest and Fall Creek from North Fork Trail/Fall Creek Trail.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 03' 26" N 122° 05' 34" W

Scenery of Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) forest and Fall Creek from Fall Creek Trail.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 03' 11" N 122° 05' 21" W

This is all the photos for today! I hope you have enjoyed the photos! 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.

Full Resolution Photos and Other Photo Posts. If you want to see full resolution photos of any of the photos you see here, you can do so on my portfolio with the following links. I also shot vlog and cellphone photos on this trip, which you can also view with the links below.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Fall Creek Unit - Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park (Part 1)

On my May 25th, 2017 and June 2nd, 2017, I took 2 photography trips to Fall Creek Unit of Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in California. While I was at the park, I got many photos of the Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) forest, Fall Creek, and Banana Slugs. The photos from my trip are split into 2 parts. I hope you enjoy the photos.

Full Resolution Photos and Other Photo Posts. If you want to see full resolution photos of any of the photos you see here, you can do so on my portfolio with the following links. I also shot vlog and cellphone photos on this trip, which you can also view with the links below.
In part 1, I will have some of the photos I shot on May 25th, 2017. In this blog post, you will see Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) forest, Fall Creek, and Banana Slugs.

Scenery of Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) forest from Bennett Creek Trail.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 03' 02" N 122° 05' 01" W

Scenery of Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) forest from Bennett Creek Trail.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 03' 04" N 122° 05' 05" W 

Scenery of Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) forest and Fall Creek from Fall Creek Trail.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 03' 04" N 122° 05' 06" W 

Scenery of Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) forest and Fall Creek from Fall Creek Trail. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 03' 06" N 122° 05' 10" W


A banana slug on Fall Creek Trail. One of the famous critters of the Santa Cruz mountains. 

Scenery of Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) forest and Fall Creek from Fall Creek Trail.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 03' 09" N 122° 05' 19" W 

Scenery of Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) forest and Fall Creek from Fall Creek Trail. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 03' 10" N 122° 05' 22" W


Scenery of Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) forest and Fall Creek from Fall Creek Trail.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 03' 19" N 122° 05' 31" W 

Scenery of Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) forest and Fall Creek from Fall Creek Trail.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 03' 21" N 122° 05' 31" W 

Scenery of Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) forest, Fall Creek, and the fork between South Fork Trail and North Fork Trail.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 03' 23" N 122° 05' 33" W

 Scenery of Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) forest, Fall Creek, and the fork between South Fork Trail and North Fork Trail.


Scenery of Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) forest and Fall Creek from North Fork Trail/Fall Creek Trail.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 03' 28" N 122° 05' 35" W 

Scenery of Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) forest from North Fork Trail/Fall Creek Trail.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 03' 38" N 122° 05' 38" W 

Scenery of Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) forest and Fall Creek from North Fork Trail/Fall Creek Trail. I think due to the mega storms the last few month, the creek was a bit swollen. The bridge crossing here only covered half the bridge. The other half was just a shaky downed tree.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 03' 40" N 122° 05' 39" W 

Scenery of Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) forest and Fall Creek from North Fork Trail/Fall Creek Trail. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 03' 45" N 122° 05' 42" W


Scenery of Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) forest and Fall Creek from North Fork Trail/Fall Creek Trail.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 03' 46" N 122° 05' 43" W 

Scenery of Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) forest and Fall Creek from North Fork Trail/Fall Creek Trail.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 03' 46" N 122° 05' 43" W

Scenery of Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) forest and Fall Creek from North Fork Trail/Fall Creek Trail. Photo shot near the same spot as above.

Scenery of Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) forest from Cape Horn Trail.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 03' 47" N 122° 05' 46" W

This is all the photos for today! I hope you have enjoyed the photos! 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.

Full Resolution Photos and Other Photo Posts. If you want to see full resolution photos of any of the photos you see here, you can do so on my portfolio with the following links. I also shot vlog and cellphone photos on this trip, which you can also view with the links below.
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