My local camera club, Photographic Society of Orange County, took a trip to Monterey California last month. At the club meeting, we can show only four photos from our field trip. Wow. I took over 600 pics and narrowed that down to the best 90. Four was too few. So I’m sharing the best of the best with you here.
Abstract of Fisherman's Wharf buildings reflected in water.
Boats on a foggy morning at Fisherman's Wharf
Geraniums in the fog at Fisherman's Wharf
Children playing in front of a candy store at Fisherman's Wharf
Statue honoring fishermen at Fisherman's Wharf
Loved the colors, shapes and textures. It might be a flag holder. Doesn't matter
Irrigation pipes stacked in a field.
Old barn in Salinas.
Field of lettuces in Salinas.
Field of tuberous begonias being grown for their tubers.
Ripe pinot noir grapes ready for picking.
Bull California sea lion on the docks in Moss Landing, CA
Squabbling sea lions at Fisherman's Wharf
Sleeping sea lion at Fisherman's Wharf (with an iron gate between us).
California ground squirrel
There are so many other photos that I liked, but these were my favorites. Some of the photos were taken during our agriculture tour with Evan Oakes of Agventuretours.com. Great tour. Hope you enjoyed this peek into Monterey and nearby Salinas.
(To read more of Lou Murray’s environmental writing, see her weekly column, Natural Perspectives, in the Huntington Beach Independent at www.hbindependent.com/blogs_and_columns/)