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When we visit the coast, I get online & look up the most secluded beaches. 🏝 In this instance, secluded San Diego beaches 😍 While there are often a few locals hanging out, it’s much less people than Ocean, Pacific, Mission, or La Jolla beaches. I can actually hear the waves crashing & it’s easy to find a quiet spot to myself. 🌊 This spot was south of La Jolla, it was called Windansea.
I like walking by the beach I guess..
This is what we imagine that The Golden Rose dreams about during winter ❄️ Sweet dreams! #tahoetastings . . Photo: @dronepromotions
Last rays of the day. We arrived at Yosemite around 330, and took a drive around the valley. We originally intended on hiking up 4 mile trail to catch the view for sunset. We took too much time taking in the sights, so instead we crossed the road and bushwhacked to the side of the Merced River. This was our reward. . . . #yosemite #california #wildcalifornia #californiaoutdoors #naturalcalifornia #californiagram #caligram #californialife #rei1440project #optoutside #explore #neverstopexploring #womenwhoexplore #roadtrip #wildernessnation #alltrails #thediscoverer #hikerslist #wander #wanderlust #travel #travelgram #hikingtheglobe #nationalparkgeek #nps #nationalpark #nationalparkservice #findyourpark #fyp #the59parks
I’m looking through our photos from our trip to Lake Tahoe in February. We usually go on a skiing trip each year, and I’m feeling the itch again. Max is over 3 and potty trained, so I would really love for him to be able to take ski lessons this winter. Starting to play with the idea of a trip out west late in the season before my maternity leave ends. I may be overly optimistic, but I’m starting to go stir crazy staying home in Florida in my 3rd trimester!! #tahoesouth #proseccoandpalmtrees #mommyblogger #laketahoe #tahoe #coachmanhotel #skitrip
Beginning my exploration of Calcite Mine Slot Canyon, Anna-Borrego Desert State Park, CA. Supposed to be a 4-mile hike at most. I turned it into 7 because I love getting lost in the desert 😐. . . . . . . . . . . #california #CAStateParks #VisitCalifornia #naturalcalifornia #wildcalifornia #CaliforniaCaptures #wonderlustcalifornia #landscape #alltrails #modernoutdoors #roamearth #rediscovertheearth #ViewBug #earthfocus #TLPicks #OurPlanetDaily #lonelyplanet #lpfanphoto #landscapephotography #canyon #slotcanyon #desert
Live Clean : Run Free! @trailandkale #trailandkale ⠀ ⠀ 🥕🥔🍅🥒🥜Are you curious about trying a whole food, plant-based diet?? I just wrote an article all about it on trailandkale.com, including a one-day meal plan to get you started, and hopefully hooked! LINK IN MY BIO, it's definitely worth a read! Do it for the animals, if not yourself!🙂⠀ ⠀ #visitcalifornia #california_igers #explorecalifornia #ilovecalifornia #naturalcalifornia #californiadreaming #calilove #californiacaptures #travelcalifornia ⠀ ⠀
A day hike across the O’Shaughnessy dam and along Hetch Hetchy reservoir to Wapama Falls. Getting a sense of what became the death of John Muir’s spirit. A valley unnaturally flooded a hundred years ago and now impacted by sediment. This sentinel of concrete and steel is arguably less efficient and not so relevant, it serves as more of a graveyard headstone to environmental conservation and a call to improved innovation. However complicated and controversial... dam removal and restoration creates jobs 👍🏼
Moonlit 🌙
Christmas time in the #southbay @hermosabeachpier
Happy Friday night y’all! Maybe some of you remember my stories from this night but I wanted to share this photo with you guys because it was my first time ever doing paint lighting and I was a bit excited with the results! 😬 Not only that but these trees look so cool! Especially at nighttime 🌳😎✨ For those of you that don’t know what light paining is, it’s just illuminating a subject while taking a long exposure shot. There’s more to it than that but that’s pretty much the main idea. • Some people call these strange trees, “giant plants” but they’re actually called Joshua Trees and you can only find them here in this place! They’re about 2.5 million of them so I guarantee you that you will find one of your needs if you ever find yourself here 😉 You might say so many trees in a desert? Yeah, very weird indeed! Anyways, I asked the moon to move and put itself in the middle top of the tree to make the shot a little more interesting 🙃 Only if it was that simple 🤦🏻‍♂️😄 I hope y’all like this one! 💚🌳🌝 • 📍Joshua Tree National Park, California 🇺🇸
That fireside glow.
Picture perfect..it’s time to land this flight. Hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did..
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presents the N I G H T S C A P E R • Photo Award to ... . 📸@mrcnzajac My personal acc: @chasingescape . Bowling Ball Beach, Mendocino, California. Congratulations to Marcin Zając. “These strange spherical boulders on the Mendocino coast in Northern California are revealed only during low tide. Resembling bowling balls they are actually called concretions and were formed as the softer surrounding sandstone was eroded by the Pacific Ocean over millions of years,” says Marcin. || Please show support to our guest artists by visiting their IG gallery. - TECHNIQUE & EXIF: Stack / Blend / Composite of sky & foreground exposures • 32 images of the sky shot around 10pm at 24mm, f/1.4, 15s, ISO 3200 and stacked together to reduce the noise • Foreground shot at 24mm, f/2.8, 30s, ISO 400 around 8:30pm. - There's at least four conditions that need to be satisfied to make this photo possible. First the right time of year - the galactic core of the Milky Way is only visible during the summer season (April to September). Second is the phase of the moon - around new moon is best so that the light from the moon doesn't wash out the Milky Way. Third - the tide needs to be low otherwise the boulders are completely submerged. Finally the weather - during the summer this area is often engulfed in fog resulting in poor visibility. On Sunday night (September 2) all these factors were favorable so I decided to make the 8 hour long roundtrip from Bay Area. - . SHOWCASE Your Photo Here: Follow and tag with #milkywayshooters to be considered for a feature. - @MilkyWay_NightScapes #MilkyWay_NightScapes #milkyway #nightphotography #nightscape #nightscapes #discovercalifornia #visitcalifornia #wildcalifornia #wonderful_cali #rawcalifornia #caliexplored #weownthenight_ca #naturalcalifornia #californiacaptures #westcoast_exposures #california_igers #unlimitedcalifornia #timelessuniverse #universetoday #fantastic_universe #milkywaygalaxy #milkywaypics #milkywaychasers #milkywaygrams #longexpoelite #longexposhots #longexpo_addiction #fantastic_earth
One of the best parts of tackling Mt Whitney is discovering the otherworldly Alabama Hills. I’ve spent two all-nighters in this crazy place, so I’ve spent more time in the dark than during the day! House sized boulders in crazy formations, patterns and mini gulches that create endless mazes...I can’t wait to come back and camp here with the kids some day and play the most epic game of hide and seek ever.
Number 5 on my top 10 day adventures list is Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. I have told this story before but @daverusick still denies that his forgetfulness made me hike an extra 6 miles and 1,500 ft more elevation climb to our Half Dome adventure in August of 2013. . We did Half Dome as a point to point hike starting at Glacier Point and hiking the Panaroma Trail, up Half Dome, then Down the Mist Trail (in the dark). 3 miles into our hike, he realized HE forget the keys to the car we parked at the bottom of the Yosemite Valley, in the van at the top at Glacier Point. Since he is not as strong as me, I had to go back and fix HIS mistake. The fires were really bad while we were there and this shot shows how we could barely see the Valley from all the smoke. Excited to see him in a couple weeks. . . #Yosemite #FindYourPark #California #alltrails #hiking #nature #Adventurenthusiasts #AmongTheWild #teamvane #awakethesoul #westbysouthwest #allwilderness #peoplewhoadventure #peoplewhoroam #roamtheplanet #keepitwild #wildernessculture #neverstopexploring #mountains #NP10k #nationalparkgeek #NationalParkLife #national_park_photography #californiathroughmylens #wildcalifornia #merknmountains #lifeofadventure #naturalcalifornia #visitcalifornia #IGSouthWest
There was no room for crop in this photo! I just love taking these at low tide, exploring our local tide pools. This was taken last Sunday just after the sunset. The pool is lit with @lumecube . . . Shot with Sony a7ii 16-35 at 28mm ISO 50  F 5 13 seconds Processed in Lightroom . . . . . #sandiego_visuals  #SanDiego_CA #MySDPhoto  #hubs_united  #IG_Color #landscape_captures  #CONQUER_CA #wildcalifornia #naturalcalifornia #igtones #igtones5k #USAprimeshot #sunset #sunsetlovers #Super_PhotoSunsets #igsunset #sky_sultans  #landscapephotography  #california #visitcalifornia #sonyimages  #Sony #sonyalpha #lumecube #waycoolshots #hubs_united #ig_vision #earthfocus #allbeauty_addiction #landscapephotography
When visiting Joshua Tree National Park the activities are unlimited. It's the only Park I know of that lets you go 'off trail'. There are serveral designated hiking trails and campsites but you can also pick a rock and go climbing, or hike out to camp in the brush. (Be mindful of signage - some spots are off limits) _________ The first hike we tried on our last visit was the Barker Dam loop. This easy to moderate trail was highly entertaining - gorgeous views, rocks to climb, a water feature, and these petroglyphs. Does anyone else see ancient things and have a hard time believing they are real? Just me? Ok then. Even if they aren't original it's still pretty cool to see.
Dedicating my 100th post to this beautiful mountain covered in snow. Thanks for all the support everyone.
Aerial boomerang from Mt. Shasta 🎶 “Forest Floor” @samsin
One of those shots where everything just lined up. The tide was high, the waves were perfect, the only clouds in the sky were right above the arch and to top it all off it was cold enough to get some steam rising off the water for that extra bit of atmosphere 🙌🏼
CHALLENGE! Try saying “Stuff your stockings with stickers” ten times fast 🤘🏼#norcalroam . . Photo: @unframedexposures
A little rain doesn’t stop tourists from visiting everyone’s favorite bridge.
Winter Cali style 🍁
“Lupine Dream” Fiery spring sunset over a field of wildflowers in Yankee Hill, CA. Thinking of my friends and former neighbors in Butte County after the tragic fire that swept through the area last month. **************************************************** #explorebutteca #buttecounty #buttestrong #naturalcalifornia #californiacaptures #rawcalifornia #visitcalifornia #splendid_earth #splendid_shotz #splendid_nature #nature_shooters #nature_sultans #earth_shotz #earthfocus #earthpix #earthporn #earthofficial #awesomeearth #sunset_vision #sunset_madness #sonyimages #sonyvisuals #bealpha #promasterphoto #special_shots #luminaters #landscape_lovers #landscape_capture
Lenticulars cloud turn pastel as Cottonwood Creek meanders through Horseshoe Meadow at sunset. This was my first encounter with these cloud formations and they put up a memorable show. Since then there have been a few more rendezvous but none to live up to this. This was pure Sierra high country magic! ******** #sierranevada #alpinezone #lenticularclouds #sunset #sunset_vision #ig_shotz #ig_myshots #naturalcalifornia #wildcalifornia #naturalunited #landscape #landscapephotography #landscape_capture #westbysouthwest #stellar_shots #global_creatives #bns_earth #visitcalifornia #california #earth_shotz #earthfocus #splendid_xposure #ss_2017 #thegreatwild #earth_reflect
I saw a lot of great things in Yosemite, but this one of the best... bears! It's hard to tell, but in the second video they are playing with each other around a tree. Such a cool experience. They were just strolling through the campground without a care. . . . #bears #california #wildcalifornia #californiaoutdoors #naturalcalifornia #californiagram #caligram #californialife #nationalparkgeek #nps #nationalpark #nationalparkservice #findyourpark #the59parks #rei1440project #optoutside #explore #neverstopexploring #womenwhoexplore #roadtrip #wildernessnation #alltrails #thediscoverer #hikerslist #wander #wanderlust #travel #travelgram #hikingtheglobe #yosemite
A cloudy autumn's day in Yosemite. Photo by @benjaames. --------------------- Follow and help @naturalunited contribute to the preservation of natural America. --------------------- Use #naturalcalifornia or tag us for a chance to get featured. --------------------- Selected by: @pom_biswas --------------------- #mothernature #naturelovers #nature #instanature #naturephotography #travel #hiking #lifestyle #explore #adventure #californiaholics #calilove #visitcalifornia #everydaycalifornia #conquer_ca #yosemite #cloudscape #wildcalifornia #igerscalifornia #discovercali #californiacaptures #puresw #igsouthwest #caliexplored #storiesofthecoast #californialiving #relaxyoureincali #unlimitedcalifornia #calimited
We are all wanderers on this earth, our hearts full of wonder and our souls deep with dreams 🧡🌵☀️🗺✨😌 〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️ Although these cacti may look so wonderfully dreamy, they can become your worst nightmare if stung by one...and guess who got stung by one? Yup...🤦🏻‍♂️😭 • 📍Joshua Tree National Park, California 🇺🇸
Photography is the one thing that helps me slow down. I can sit down next to a creek and take my time with long exposures, without feeling rushed. Photography has pushed me out of my comfort zone, motivated me to travel more, and has served as an escape from the hustle and bustle of the Bay Area. It’s the one topic I can talk about for hours and teaches me something new with every shot. Looking forward to another year of more travels and shootin’ away 🏔📷
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It's always a treat to end a trip with a hot cup of coffee above an epic view. Thank you guys for following along the past few days as I shared some of my favorite adventures in California with you all! You can find me at @kmantiply ✌🏼 . . Where is your next adventure taking you?
Lost Creek Falls, 38 ft. #waterfallwednesday My newest video is ready. Check it out! New video: East Fork Falls! Let It Rain! Please Click link in profile to watch full video. Thank you. Video link in my profile. https://www.youtube.com/c/waterfall madman Tag your photos with #waterfallswest See more at waterfallswest.com . . . . #waterfall #waterfalls #chasingwaterfalls #ig_waterfalls #rawcalifornia @rawcalifornia #wildcalifornia @wildcalifornia_ #california #northerncalifornia #explorecalifornia #californialandscape #caliexplored #california_igers #visitcalifornia #norcal #californiaexplorers #naturalcalifornia #waterfallsfordays @onlyinnortherncalifornia @theonlycalifornia #waterfalls_collective #californiawaterfalls #plumasnationalforest #oroville #orovilleca #lostcreekfalls #laporte
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