Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Año Nuevo State Park & Pescadero State Beach - California (Cellphone Photos)

On 30 September, 2021, I took a day trip with my mom and traveled along California's State Route 1. I went to Año Nuevo State Park and Pescadero State Beach in Pescadero, CA. Here are the cellphone photos I took on the trip. I also had some fun and had my mom helped me take some photos of me on this trip too. 

Message from the Photographer: Sorry it took so long before I released these photos. The COVID-19 pandemic is seriously wrecking havoc on my mental health since the beginning of October and I haven't been able to get around to getting this done. The night blindness and the decrease in daylight has also triggered seasonal affective disorder, which I have begun to combat with light therapy using a light box. Luckily I can start using my light box again this year. Since the weight loss, the photophobia caused by visual snow syndrome has dramatically decreased (along with the frequency of migraines), and my day time vision has improved a tiny bit. My vision is still impaired, but to a lesser extent compared to the previous 2 years. I'm finally feeling a bit better to get some work done.

My mom helped take a photo of me on Cascade Creek Trail in Año Nuevo State Park in Pescadero, CA.

Scenery photo of Cypress Trees shot on Cascade Creek Trail in Año Nuevo State Park in Pescadero, CA.

Scenery photo of Cascade Creek Beach in Año Nuevo State Park in Pescadero, CA.

Scenery photo of cypress trees shot on Cascade Creek Trail in Año Nuevo State Park in Pescadero, CA.

Scenery photo from Cascade Creek Trail in Año Nuevo State Park in Pescadero, CA.


Scenery photos from Whitehouse Creek Beach in Año Nuevo State Park in Pescadero, CA.

My mom helped take a few photos of me at Whitehouse Creek Beach in Año Nuevo State Park in Pescadero, CA. The creek running behind me is Whitehouse Creek.


Scenery photo from Franklin Point Trail in Año Nuevo State Park in Pescadero, CA. In the distance is Pigeon Point Lighthouse.

Scenery photos from Franklin Point in Año Nuevo State Park in Pescadero, CA.

Scenery photo from Franklin Point in Año Nuevo State Park in Pescadero, CA. The beach is Gazos Beach, Gazos Creek Beach, and on the left in the distance is Pigeon Point Lighthouse.


Sunset scenery at Pescadero State Beach in Pescadero, CA.

My mom helped take a few photos of me as I watched the sunset at Pescadero State Beach in Pescadero, CA.

This is all the photos for today. I hope you have enjoyed the photos! Please don't forget to share the blog post 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 Instagram. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Hiking from Sunol to Mission Peak in Fremont, CA (Part 2)

 On March 11th, 2021, I went on a hiking trip to the top of Mission Peak in Mission Peak Regional Preserve in Fremont, CA. I hiked up Mission Peak from Sunol Regional Wilderness in Sunol, CA through San Francisco Water District land (Ohlone Regional Wilderness in Alameda County, CA). I took scenery photos with my phone and mirrorless camera, and my mom helped me take a few photos of me with my phone. The photos from my mirrorless camera are split into 2 blog posts, and another blog post for my cellphone photos. I hope you enjoy the photos.

This was a very special hike for me. I have not been able to successfully make it up to the top of Mission Peak in almost 20 years! The last time I reached the peak, I was still a child. On the previous hike that I reached the peak, I hiked up with my family from the Stanford Avenue Staging Area in Fremont, CA.

Please note that if you are hiking on trails through San Francisco Water District land and Ohlone Regional Wilderness, you have to purchase an annual Ohlone Wilderness Permit. 

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Parts: 1 | 2 | Cellphone Photos

This is part 2 of my photos. Photos for today are from Mission Peak Regional Preserve in Fremont, CA.

A panorama shot at Mission Peak on Peak Trail.
Starting from the left of the panorama are: Rose Peak, Mt. Hamilton, Mt. Allison, San Francisco Bay Area, Sunol, CA, Interstate 680, Mt. Diablo, Tri-Valley.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 30' 45" N 121° 52' 51" W

Black and white process of the photo above.

Scenery photo of clouds and snowy mountains shot from Peak Trail.
In the photo are Mt. Hamilton (slightly right of center) and Mt. Allison (right).
Snow is extremely rare in the San Francisco Bay Area, but on this particular hiking trip there were some snow.
Photo shot near the same position as above.

Black and white process of the photo above.

Scenery photo of clouds and snowy mountains shot from Peak Trail.
In the photo are Mt. Hamilton and Lick Observatory (right).
Snow is extremely rare in the San Francisco Bay Area, but on this particular hiking trip there were some snow.
Photo shot near the same position as above.

Black and white process of the photo above.


Scenery photo of clouds and mountains shot from Peak Trail.
In the photo starting from the foreground are: Sunol, CA, Interstate 680, Tri-Valley, and Mt. Diablo.
Photo shot near the same position as above.

Scenery photo of the Dumbarton Bridge and the San Francisco Bay Area shot from Peak Trail.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 30' 46" N 121° 52' 54" W

Black and white process of the photo above.

Scenery photo of Fremont, CA, Union City, CA, and the San Francisco Bay Area shot from Peak Trail.
Photo shot near the same position as above.

Black and white process of the photo above.


Scenery photo of Mt. Allison (center) and Monument Peak (right) shot from Peak Trail.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 30' 45" N 121° 52' 51" W

Black and white process of the photo above.

Scenery photo of clouds and mountains shot from Laurel Loop Trail.
In the photo starting from the foreground are: Sunol, CA, Interstate 680, Tri-Valley, and Mt. Diablo.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 30' 54" N 121° 52' 16" W

Black and white process of the photo above.

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Parts: 1 | 2 | Cellphone Photos