Sunday, January 31, 2016

31/366 - Goodbye January

 Goodbye January
 As January comes to a close, I remember how lucky I am to live in a temperate zone. Although we get a bunch of rain, the brilliant sunshine, blue skies, January front yard flowers and green trees that result are well worth it!
 (Taken with Nikon 7200 with 18-140mm Lens
f13 ~ 130mm ~ 1/200 ~ IS0200)

This cold/flu isn't letting go and has me inside daydreaming on 
this sunny Sunday afternoon.
(Taken with my iPhone 6P
f2.2 ~ 4.4mm ~ 1/8 ~ ISO80)

January Mosaics
January 2016 iPhone-ography

January 2016 Nikon Photography

Saturday, January 30, 2016

30/366 - Sunny Day

 Clearing Out
The storms cleared out this morning leaving wonderful blue skies and big puffy clouds.
(Taken with Nikon 7200 ~ 18-200mm
f11 ~ 18mm ~ 1/250 ~ ISO200)

A Lovely Day
 A beautiful breezy day in Trinidad today!
(Taken with iPhone6P
f2.2 ~ 4.2mm ~ 1/2300 ~ ISO25)

Friday, January 29, 2016

29/365 - Winter Greenery

 Forest Greenery
The rainy winter has everything turning pretty shades of green!

Beach Greenery
The foresty isn't the only place greenery is thriving from the recent rains, the dunes are sprouting tons of fresh green sprouts!

Thursday, January 28, 2016


The rains returned today leaving me with

 Layers of Paperwork
I spent some of the day dealing crinkly paper
(Taken with my iPhone
f2.2 ~ 4.2mm ~ 1/15 ~ ISO50)

Frothy Layers
I took a break from the layers of paper to take a ride and watch
frothy layers of the angry ocean!
(Taken with Nikon 3200 ~ 18-140mm lens
f9.0 ~ 112mm ~ 1/50 ~ ISO200)

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

27/366 - Appreciation

 Beach Appreciation
Sometimes I forget to appreciate the beauty of living on the coast, today I took a minute to just sit and look down the shoreline... 
Taken with my Nikon 7200 ~ 18-200mm lens
 f11 ~ 18mm ~ 1/400 ~ ISO200

Bloomin' Pink
The "spring" blooms are enjoying the sunshine and warmer temperatures.  I am appreciating their beauty today, for tomorrow the rain and chill of Winter is returns. 

Taken with my iPhone 6P - 4.15mm 
f2.2 ~ 4.2mm ~ 1/1700 ~ ISO25
(edited in LR)

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

26/366 - Nature(al) Effects

After the Rain
The sun made an appearance after a morning shower revealing a wonderful webby wonderland
(Taken with my iPhone6P and edited in Lightroom)

A foggy morning with still waters brought out beautiful reflections this morning.
(Taken with Nikon 7200 ~ 18-140mm
f11 ~ 60mm ~ 1/125 ~ ISO200)

Monday, January 25, 2016

25/366 - Blooming Comparison

I found a few lone blooms today (the rains really have the plants confused) and captured them with both the iPhone and my Nikon...just to see the difference/similarities....

The rains seem to have jump started Spring here on the Lost Coast of California.
I really like the Depth of Field the Nikon brings to the table here, along with the smoother background (lots less noise)
(Taken with Nikon 3200 ~ 18-200mm lens
f9.0 ~ 125mm ~ 1/200 ~ ISO200)

Bloom Comparison
The iPhone brings the ability to shoot macro without changing lenses and is easier to 
carry in the rain!
(Taken with iPhone 6P, no filter)

Sunday, January 24, 2016


Churning seas and darkening skies add to the majestic feel of the Lost Coast.
(Taken with my Nikon 7200 ~ 18-140mm
f8.0 ~ 140mm ~ 1/500 ~ ISO200)

The excessive rains are creating some beautiful impromptu falls.
(Taken with iPhone6P
edited in Lightroom)

Saturday, January 23, 2016

23/366 - Drama and Art

 Rail Weather Drama
While the east coast is buried by storms, here on the Pacific Northwest Coast we are having regular squall lines blowing onshore... 
(Taken with my Nikon 7200 ~18-140mm Lens
f16.0 ~ 35.0mm ~ 1/400 ~ 200ISO)

Coloring Endeavor
De-Stressing on a rainy afternoon!! 
(Taken with my iPhone6P
edited in Lightroom)

Friday, January 22, 2016

22/366 Close Up ~ Far Away

 Splashes of Red
Yet more signs of seasonal confusion :-)
(Taken with iPhone6P
Edited in Lightroom)

Bay Reflections
The Calm in between storm fronts
(Taken with Nikon 7200~18-140mm
f13.0 ~ 18mm ~ 1/400 ~ ISO200)

Thursday, January 21, 2016

21/366-Morning Serenity

Winter Glory
More winter color buried in the undergrowth. A wonderful way to brighten the morning.
(Taken with iPhone 6P and edited in Lightroom)

This little guy seems to be enjoying his morning meditation.
(Taken with my Nikon 3200~18-200m lens

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

20/366 - Morning Light - Afternoon Gray

Morning Light
I just love these thistle type seed pods and the morning light shining 
on it is a plus!
(Taken with my iPhone 6P)

Gloomy Grey Beauty
A quiet ride on a misty afternoon

(Taken with my Nikon 7200~10-24m lens

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

19/366 - Nature's Beauty

 Storm Front
A beautiful walk this morning with a storm front on the horizon...
(Taken with my Nikon 3200~18-200mLens

Seasonal Confusion
Fall leaves and Spring buds in Winter....sigh
(Taken with my iPhone6P)

Monday, January 18, 2016

18/366 - Wacky Weather

Sunny Blooms
Yesterday's rain, plus a bright sunny morning,  gave us these beautiful blooms!
(Taken with my Nikon 7200 ~ 18-140m lens

Woodley Island
We wrapped up a nice weekend eating lunch while watching the afternoon rains move in...
(Taken with my iPhone6P
edited in Lightroom)

Live in Humboldt County!

17/366 - Take the Long Way Home

A long and rainy day....
Long Rainy Ride
Humboldt County Bound
(Taken with my Nikon 7200 ~ 18-140m lens

Almost Home
....and the rain has let up
at least until Tuesday.
(Taken with my iPhone 6P
edited in Lightroom)

Saturday, January 16, 2016

16/366 - Jelly Bean Laughs!

    Tourist Trap
 Don't get me wrong, I love tourist traps ;-).    
Taken with my Nikon 7200
(info to be updated)        

Jelly Belly Fun
A tourist can't leave a trap without a few souvenirs, right???
(Taken with my iPhone6P
edited in Photo Toaster)

Friday, January 15, 2016

15/366 - On the Road Again

 Through the Trees
We stopped at Founder's Grove to gaze at the beauty of the Redwoods on our way down to the "big city" for the weekend.
Taken with Nikon 7200~10-24m lens
Info to be updated when I get home

Are we there yet??
On the down side...big city equals big traffic
On the bright side..a beautiful sunset!
Taken with my iPhone 6P

Thursday, January 14, 2016

14/366-Dog Days of Winter

 Rainy Day Fun
Fun photo shoots are one way to pass the time on a day filled with heavy rains
(Taken with my Nikon 7200~18-140m Lens

What Toy??
Stuffy destruction is Jakey rainy day past time of choice :-)
(Taken with my iPhone6P
edited in Lightroom)

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

13/366 - Rainbows and Unicorns


 Traveling Rainbow
 *Sigh* the time I pulled over this was all that was left...
(Taken with my iPhone6
Enhanced in LR)

Cute Lil' Unicorns
Arty and his new friend!
(Taken with my Nikon 7200 with 18-140mm Lens

12/366-All about the Weather

 It was a dark and stormy day....
with high winds causing spotty electrical outages.
(Taken with my iPhone 6P
edited to B/W in Lightroom)

Here comes the Rain Again
The storm clouds are gathering as El Nino brings another round of squalls to the North Coast
(Taken with my Nikon 7200~10-24mm lens 

Monday, January 11, 2016

11/366 - It's January, right???

What the What??
I was amazed to see these colorful wildflowers along the trail this morning. 
It's January, right??
(Taken with my iPhone6P)

Early Bloomer
Not quite as surprising, these beauties were coaxed into bloom by a sunny day and above normal temperatures.
(Taken with my Nikon 7200~18-200mm lens~f7.1~95mm~1/320~ISO200)

Sunday, January 10, 2016

10/366-In and Out

Today, it was inside with the iPhone and Dory...

 Things that Make Dory go Hmmmmm
No treats, Mama is using her phone and interrupting my nap??
That is no way to treat a Diva!
(Taken with my iPhone6P~No Filter)

and outside with the Nikon for some fun in the sun

Ocean View
 A lovely morning for taking a drive where the ocean meets the trees
(Taken with my Nikon 7200 ~ 10-24mm Lens~10mm~1/200~ISO200)

Saturday, January 9, 2016

9/366 - Pinks and Oranges

 Pretty in Pink
More inside light fun today as the rain poured down
Taken with my Nikon 3200~35mm lens

Clearing Skies
The skies cleared just in time for a
beautiful sunset light show!
Taken with my iPhone6P 
(no filter but adjusted in LR)

Friday, January 8, 2016

8/366 Cloudy with a Chance of Arty

 Cloudy Reflections
 Calm winds made for beautiful pond reflections today
Taken with iPhone6P
(No filter)

Practice Makes Perfect
Arty is practicing his Valentine's Day poses while I practice my indoor lighting techniques!
Taken with my Nikon 3200 with 35mm lens
(f1.8 ~ 35mm  ~ 1/50 ~ ISO200)

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