Black’s Beach (and Instagram’s spam problem)

Some cellphone photos from yesterday’s walk at Black’s Beach. Fred and I hiked down the 250-something stairs from the Torrey Pines Gliderport and walked all the way out to Flat Rock. We also peeked into the cool-looking, erosion-shaped canyons where water is gushing down from the Torrey Pines mesa during and after storms, but they’re all rather overgrown and/or messy. Continue reading “Black’s Beach (and Instagram’s spam problem)”


Dying Torrey Pines

On a recent, spontaneous visit to Broken Hill at Torrey Pines State Preserve it saddened me to see two of the smaller Torrey Pines on the hill dying. I don’t know what is causing it, but with California’s ongoing drought I would assume the lack of precipitation is one reason. Continue reading “Dying Torrey Pines”

An Underexposure Accident, Salvaged

Scripps Coastal Preserve, Restored Image

My take on gear seems to be a bit controversial when you’re listening to the hordes of photographers who try to tell you that gear doesn’t matter. So here’s a real world example why new gear is better than old gear. Because accidents happen! Continue reading “An Underexposure Accident, Salvaged”

Road Trip Day 9 & 10 – Big Sur again and home

Photo of McWay Falls and Cove at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Big Sur, California, United States.

The ninth day of our road trip was mainly a lot of driving. Originally, our idea had been to go from wherever we would end up on day eight (which turned out to be Klamath Falls in Oregon, after visiting Crater Lake National Park) roughly down to San Francisco or maybe a little bit further south, staying inland and using I-5 as much as possible.

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