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Sunny California doesn’t always live up to its reputation. During spring and early summer on the coast, the days are frequently overcast, cool, and foggy. The weather during our long weekend on the Central Coast, between Morro Bay and Monterey, was pretty generous with what we call “June Gloom,” but the mist and fog made for some really interesting photo effects.
FOG, Dogs, and Sea Lions
No filters were used in editing these pictures from the inner harbor at Morro Bay.
But for the record, it wasn’t all gray, every day.
On Saturday, we made a side trip to our road trip, taking Highway 1 up through Big Sur to Carmel and then along the 17-Mile Drive around Pebble Beach. They had fog, too…sometimes.
Fog, DOGS, and SEA LIONS
We didn’t bring Winchester with us, but we met some dogs willing to fill in for a little while.
Our hotel was right on the bayside, and sea lions and otters were our neighbors for a few days. On the drive north to Big Sur, we stopped to see the elephant seals.
I took about half my pictures with my iPhone and used Paul’s hand-me-down Canon PowerShot S100 pocket camera for the rest. (He prefers his full-size DSLR; I’m not that tech-savvy or ambitious.) I’m still getting acquainted with its settings, and I especially like playing around with focal lengths. Most of the photos in this group were taken at very close range on macro-focus, and I really like how they turned out!
I’m not going to make you sit through all of my vacation photos–I took over 400 photos last weekend–but I hope you don’t mind that I shared a few with you. (We love traveling to photogenic places. Y’all will be subjected to many more pictures from the trip to Italy next year!)
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