After a long day of circling the Bay for several family activities, I decided to stick close to home for my Sunday capture. This is a shot down the main street near my house. I love the light in so many different areas of this image.
This weekend I headed down the California Coast to Cambria. This small town is right between the SF Bay Area and Los Angeles, so it makes for a nice meeting place, plus it has Hearst Castle, Nitt Witt Ridge, elephant seals and zebras! For today's Sunday photo, I was lucky enough to see the zebras roaming in the fields along Hwy 1. These are some of the few animals left from the Hearst Private Zoo. For some additional photos from the weekend, here's another post.
And, I couldn't leave out these cute elephant seals resting and playing on the beach and in the ocean. There are several pups hanging out, eating, growing and playing while getting ready to head out to sea.
I spent the weekend in Cambria, which for a sleepy town had quite a few adventures and things to see. Here are a few captures from Nitt Witt Ridge to elephant seals and Hearst Castle to zebras (for my zebra photos, go to my Sunday post).
The "Ladies Room" at Nitt Witt Ridge.
The well-used kitchen at Nitt Witt Ridge.
Just hanging out on the rocks.
Can I go back to my nap now?
The Roman Pool.
A guest suite sitting room.
Here's the collection of images from my final class project. With a little encouragement, I decided to switch from black and white to color. This series is all unused, decrepit buildings from the Alameda Naval Base.
This Sunday brings me to an outing with my Mom down in Santa Cruz. She has three images in a really interesting exhibit at the Pajaro Valley Arts Council, an exhibit of alternative process in photographic media and I joined her at the opening reception. So for today's image I headed out to West Cliff Drive and Steamer Lane to capture a typical Santa Cruz image of surfers, despite the very few waves there were several people out in the water.
I really liked watching people find their way into the water.
And an outtake of someone catching one of the few waves.
Here are my photo selections for my third class assignment, which was inside. Finding indoor locations for interesting architecture, definitely leads you to churches. These images are from two different well-known churches in Oakland, Chapel of the Chimes and Cathedral of Light.
Today's outside adventure took me hiking with my Dad in the Point Reyes National Seashore. We checked out a couple of trails. The Woodpecker Trail was advertised to have lots of wildlife, and while we didn't see much other than a few birds, it was a nice walk. We did see one of the woodpeckers' favorite trees, check out the outtake below and all the holes left behind.
I took all my class assignment photos on Friday and Saturday this week, so none qualified as my Year of Sunday's photo. If you're interested in this weeks assignment of multi-story buildings, you can see those here.
Outtake from the hike of a woodpeckers' favorite tree.