The Art of Trees II

I seem to be drawn to trees this year. While staying at The Madonna Inn recently in San Luis Obispo I debated where to photograph in the morning. The obvious spots such as Montana de Oro State Park and Morro Bay initially came to mind but then I remembered the nice little oaks forest in …

Impressions of Morro Bay

Having visited Morro Bay for all of my life, and photographing Morro Rock multiple times, I don’t feel pressured to focus my attention on the iconic views though I certainly do photograph the rock when the opportunities lend themselves. As there was no visible sunrise on this recent foggy morning I spent as much time experimenting with other …

Morro Bay State Park

I could photograph seascapes all day every day but unfortunately seascapes don’t seem to sell as well as other types of photos. Perhaps because a lot of other outdoor photographers love seascapes just like I do. Photographing seascapes is a labor of love. See more of my Morro Bay photos.

Mountain of Gold

Montana de Oro State Park is spanish for Mountain of Gold. The park is named for the yellow wildflowers that cover the park during the spring. I’ve been to Montana de Oro during June of 2002 and saw a lot of wildflowers then as well but since this is mid-July I’m wondering if the flowers …

The Uniqueness of California’s State Parks

In the previous post, I wrote about the impending closure of 70 California State Parks. Though Montana de Oro State Park is not on the proposed closure list, it is just one of the many unique treasures that we have in California. All of the state parks preserve some aspect of natural history or human …

Montana de Oro Seascape

The bluff trail in Montana de Oro State Park has some very unique scenery and I’ve long been waiting for the right conditions with great light. I thought there might be potential for a great sunset but it turned out to be overcast. A faint amount of sunlight did make it under the cloud cover …

Morro Bay Sea Lions

On the way home from Monterey, I stopped off at Morro Bay to go kayaking with San Luis Obispo photographer, Alex McGeagh. Alex had posted some interesting wildlife photos on her Flickr account a few weeks prior so she graciously volunteered to be my tour guide. I wanted to get some sea lion photos obviously …

Morro Bay Abstract Water Painting

Abstract Color Water Reflections, Morro Bay, California I have a fascination with water abstracts and couldn’t resist when I saw this series of abstract ripples caused by the rack of kayaks that were docked here. The colors were unusually rich because the kayaks cast a large shadow over this area of water. www.rwongphoto.com See more …