Kicking off our visit to Northern California with a horseback ride on the beach with Monterey Bay Equestrian Center! #VisitMonterey#OhHeyMonterey
📍 Monterey, California 🇺🇸 This seaside town is famous for its whale watching, which is supposedly some of the best in the world! It didn't disappoint - I saw an abundance of humpbacks and blue whales 🐋 Other highlights? Exploring the scenic 17 mile drive and seeing sea otters at Moss Landing 😍 Next stop: Yosemite ✌🏼 #VisitMonterey#VisitCalifornia
I miss Monterey 😭 my favorite place, with the best beaches BY FAR. But like tbh, I haven't gone to a lot of places lol. One day, imma visit all them beaches 😂 .
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On our 1st segment of 'What Did We Learn Today', if the national weather service issues a high surf advisory, and you are prone to sea sickness, perhaps skip the whale watching cruise, and save it for a day when there are not 15'-18' swells. 🤢
However our tour operator, Chris' Whale Watching Tours, did navigate us to a spot with several humpback whales that were feeding. Did you know the monterey bay has the 3rd deepest canyon in the world? I didn't either. And apparently the food is plentiful in this deep canyon, which is why the whales come here. Several whales got very close to the boat, and even though I couldn't appreciate it at the time (because I was trying to keep my breakfast down), I have lovely video to view now that we're back on dry land. #VisitCalifornia#VisitMonterey#WhaleWatching#Justnotduringahighsurfadvisory
Here’s a little thing from home base, which for me is Monterey California. I love the feeling of the winter storms here-the closest we get to changing seasons. Technically we are looking at a scene from Garrapata State Beach, which is about a 25 minute drive south of Monterey. Garrapata is just north of California’s famous Big Sur coastline, and a wonderful place to photograph. All the greats have shit this area from Ansel Adams to Edward Weston, to Wynn Bullock, and list goes on and on. I feel quite lucky living here.
This image was taken during our winter storms with a 3 stop ND filter, allowing me to slow my shutter to produce the feathery textures with the water. My developing and black and white conversions are performed in Lightroom, almost always. I’ll use Photoshop on extremely rare occasions.
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Working on some fun stuff with @lilifyandlife Last week's shoot felt like a creative play date. Roaming around Cannery Row with this fierce little beauty, styling chic new products for @lilifyandlife, then eating all the leftovers under the vines on the patio. On a Thursday. Such a treat when work feels like play.