Moonstone Beach Rocks

Moonstone Beach Rocks, Cambria, California A close-up photo of the rocks at Moonstone Beach. Some of them are as smooth as glass I’m guessing because of the friction from washing ashore continuously. www.rwongphoto.com Morro Bay pictures

Moonstones, Cambria

Moonstones at Moonstone Beach, Cambria, California One moment of my childhood that sticks in my mind was throwing rocks into the Pacific Ocean as the summer sun set along the California Central Coast. My family and I were staying across the street at a motel along Moonstone Drive so we were all out there just …

Glendora South Hills Home Development

San Gabriel Valley Sunset, Glendora, California I heard today that “developers” are planning on developing over my favorite exercise hiking trail in the Glendora South Hills with homes and a road. This really makes me angry because there are already a few extremely large mansions near the end of these hills along with no trespassing …

Lake Elsinore Poppy Bloom

Picture: Golden Poppies, Lake Elsinore, California If you want to photograph golden poppies this year, then I highly recommend heading over to the Lake Elsinore hillsides as soon as possible. On a sunny day, you can see cascades of orange streaming down the hills and mountains on both sides of I-15. There is no guarantee …

Photo Editing

Most photographers always talk about their “vision” and how they shot such and such. However, the in-camera aspect is only the first step toward realizing a vision. There was an old cliche among photographers that the only difference between pros and hobbyists were that pros took a lot more bad photos. There is some truth …

Apparently it’s a Junkyard Out Here

Photo of Biodegradable vs Non-Biodegradable Waste, Angeles National Forest, California Depending on the season and weather conditions, my local area can look beautiful occasionally on the surface. Upon a closer look you will find tree carvings usually of the Boy + Girl variety, you will find a lot of beer cans, and gang graffiti on …

Conceptual Photography

The difference between a successful photo and a pretty good one hangs on a very slim margin with that difference being thinking about how you want the final image to look like. Some photographers refer to that as pre-visualization but that sounds too scientific to me. I’d rather think of it as “thinking man’s photography” …