Bishop, California #Clouds #Photography #Sky

I recently took my girls on a quick road trip to Bishop, California. Once you get closer to Bishop head North on the 395 towards Mammoth the drive is really gorgeous and there are lots of spots to get beautiful country shots along the way. I was in complete awe of the sky and loved seeing some real weather rolling in and then a thunder and lighting storm that was so strong we had to head home for fear of getting whacked in the head with a branch or better yet…stuck by lighting. Honestly if I didn’t have my kids I wouldn’t have minded it at all, it was super neat, crazy windy and was definitely a unique weather experience I had never seen being a Southern California girl. We have had some pretty neat thunder storms in Encinitas recently but it was nothing like this.

IMG_6785The first night we got in right as the sun was setting, one of the prettiest sunsets I have ever seen.


IMG_6800Brewing all day…and here comes the storm.



These were taken the following day on the way home.








#Photography #Landscapes #Water #Ocean #Beach #Sunset #Encinitas #Carlsbad

If you know me at all you have most likely seen one of my beach shots. I absolutely love taking pictures and the ocean is a pretty easy target, what’s not to like? I have my alarm set for about an hour before sunset so that if I choose I can get ready and walk over in time to catch it. My oldest daughter and I had a night to ourselves the other night and we walked over together, it had been a while since we had done this, and she was so genuinely happy to have the time with me that I wish I could keep it forever especially knowing the days of teenagers are looming over my head.






Taking a few moments when the sky may be particularly pretty with clouds or colors is also a nice way to slow down and appreciate our beautiful environment. Below are a few of my favorites and these are all taken and edited with my iPhone.

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I love this panoramic shot below, it is such a great place to see the lagoon and the ocean unobstructed. This is an awesome place to watch the sunset also.