Mendocino Coast

I shot these photos during a brief camping trip along the Mendocino Coast. Our main focus was on enjoying the camping experience and driving down the coast since neither of us had been down that route before so I didn’t shoot many photos. I could probably spend at least a week shooting this area alone …

Murder, She Wrote

Fans of the old CBS TV series, “Murder, She Wrote”, may recognize the Blair House in Mendocino, as the home of the main character played by Angela Lansbury. There are a lot of beautiful Victorian-era homes and buildings around Mendocino but the Blair House really stands out. This was our final stop before leaving Mendocino …

Mendocino Headlands State Park

I scouted this location just before sunset the previous day when I decided that the best light would be at sunrise instead so I went elsewhere to photograph sunset (see the Mendocino Tide Pools post). The other benefit to waking early is that almost never anyone up and about at 5:30 a.m. so there is no …

Mendocino Tide Pools

There are lots of tide pools along the Mendocino Coast and they are all full of marine life. I saw a school of fish in this tide pool earlier in the day so I decided to come back at sunset as well and see I could capture some incoming wave action. And I nearly did …

Mendocino

To celebrate the sale of my home in Southern California, Samantha and I headed up to beautiful Mendocino for the weekend. We had never been there before and were pleasantly surprised by how quaint the town was. It seemed like everywhere you turned there was a 150-year old victorian building surrounded by a beautifully-landscaped garden. …

Point Cabrillo Lighthouse

The Point Cabrillo Light Station is by far the most beautiful lighthouse I have ever seen. Not only is it well-preserved the but the red roof is really eye-catching. I asked the ranger about the paint and she told me that they decided early on that the red paint would be it’s signature color to …