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Life is good

Its Friday, and this bench in San Clemente is a good reminder of something we often forget: Life is good… enjoy the ride 🙂


Blanket of clouds

Back in February I went to San Clemente with a friend of mine, neither of us have been and we decided to check it out and while at it take some pictures. One of the main photography objectives for me was to take a shot from under the Pier around sunset! Out of the blue a blanket of grey clouds came from the pacific and I knew that opportunity was gone. We decided to call it the day and head back to the car, as we were heading up the hill I turned around for a last view of the Pier and saw the blanket of clouds and I had to take a picture 🙂

Community Center

Another image from the archives, this is an image that I took during our short visit to San Clemente. This is their community center, what really caught my attention was the red toy on the lawn as I thought it would make the composition a lot more interesting. Hope you’re enjoying the weekend 🙂


Southern California is infamous for its great weather and the beautiful scenery; our winters are hardly cold compared to the rest of the country ~ 65F/18C which is hardly cold! Needless to say, patios are considered prime property, here is a restuarant from San Clemente that has its Patio full on a cold day for the locals… it was around 50F/10C!!!

Royal Poinciana

A picture of a Royal Poinciana tree in San Clemente from our day trip back in February of this year. Thanks to google I was able to do a search with the image to figure out the name of the tree and from there I was able to look up what I wanted to find out about it. It originally came from (more…)

The future

I thought this quote was appropriate to start the work week 🙂

The past can’t see you, but the future is listening.

~Terri Guillemets

Boutique Gardens

The Humble Abode Boutique Gardens in San Clemente, California. We were looking for a coffee shop as the wind was starting to pick up around sunset and the tree at the main entrance caught our attention, it looked like a gigantic bonsai tree 🙂 I thought the whole shop looked straight out of a novel with the inviting & highlighted pathway to the front door.


Everything in Moderation… not much more to add to it 🙂

Train track

An image of the train tracks of San Clemente train station. I spent quite a bit of time composing this image and trying to find the “right” height to shoot from, what I was going for was the tracks to ascend into the horizon while the palm trees descende into it forming a meeting spot at the bridge. I hope you enjoy today’s image.

Time Up

Its Friday and for most of us its time clock out and enjoy the weekend. Happy Friday 🙂

Walking into the Abyss

This is one of those images that turn out better than you expect, I exposed for the girl’s green top and knew that I was going to blow out the background but didn’t think that I would still keep a few elements of the Pier. It gave the feeling that they were walking into infinity, hence the title 🙂

Adios, San Clemente!

An image of a moving train leaving San Clemente’s train station. I saw the train coming from a distance and I was hoping that it was going to make a stop at the station, which it did. At that time I already developed this image in my head and I switched to shutter priority mode (very rarely do I do that) and I started to experiment with different shutter speeds while it was slowly approaching, I used that to judge (more…)

Trees & Track

A view from San Clemente’s train station overlooking the palm trees that form a corridor around the track. A few yards after the station ends, the track runs right against the ocean so I can only imagine that one would enjoy the scenery from the ride. I decided to go with the vertical layout as I thought all the lines converging down the middle would draw the viewer’s eyes down the track way more than had I gone with the landscape layout.

Western White House

It seems that I’m on a mission to explore Southern California as yesterday I made my first visit to San Clemente with a good friend of mine. San Clemente is the most southern town in Orange County before the start of Camp Pendleton, it got its world fame by former US President Richard Nixon. Rumor has it is that he dreaded being in Washington, D.C. and he tried to do as much business as possible out of his San Clemente estate; which was commonly nicknamed as the “Western White House”. Even though this is not the view that his estate would have overlooked, this is the famous “San Clemente Pier” located in downtown San Clemente. Its a really beautiful town, if you’ve never been I would highly recommend a visit. I wanted to take a great sunset shot but it was very apparent that the clouds were coming in and they were going to blank the sky, 15 to 20 minutes after that the sky was completely grey!