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Sunny California: Landscape and Seascape Photography

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Since moving to moving to California, I’ve been experimenting with Landscape photography. The west coast is just so scenic that you want cant help but pick up your camera and try to capture it. The downside is that I’m spending too much money on Landscape photography gear!

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be posting a lot of pictures from the adventures so far. Starting with the ones below.

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The Malibu Temple is a must visit if you’re in the area

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I cheated a little bit here. These two are from Grand Canyon in Arizona/NevadaSoCal21


Hawaii – Kauai – Getting one with Nature

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We recently visited Kauai. Its the oldest of the Hawaii islands. We picked it over the other islands because its one the least commercialized of the Hawaii islands and of the most beautiful. The island is full of mountains and gets some of the highest rainfall in the world. The result of this is that the island has some spectacular waterfalls.

Unfortunately, our trip to paradise was interrupted by health issues. Both my wife and I got sick for 4 out of the 7 days we were there and this limited the pictures I could take. Nevertheless, below is a glimpse of the beautiful island

The Hindu Monastery in Kauai is one of the most peaceful places I’ve visited and one of my favorite temples
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Tahoe and Yosemite – Landscape Photography

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Since we moved to San Diego, we’ve been trying to explore the west coast. Late last year we took a trip to Tahoe and Yosemite. Below are some of the pictures.

My only regret is that we went in November so we didnt see much of snow. Also given the severe California drought, all the waterfalls in Yosemite were dried out :-( Nevertheless, Yosemite is still very beautiful.

Massive Redwood trees


We were greeted by a breath taking view of the milky way coming from Yosemite

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Tahoe has some of the clearest water I’ve seen in a lake


This is where we see the severity of the drought


Perfect Harmony

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Five Elements he said. Five elements- Earth, Sky, Water, Wind and Fire (Sun) working in perfect harmony made this place in Tulum, Mexico the perfect place to meditate for this college student who was a touring with a yoga group. Hidden away in a corner in the Tulum Ruins, this is one of the most spectacular spots I’ve seen.

If you ever get a chance to visit south Mexico, I would strongly recommend this.



Tribute in Light: 9/11 Memorial from ‘Empty Sky’

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I had shot Tribute in Light from the Brooklyn side last year. Last year being the 10th year anniversary of 9/11, it was supposed to be the last year of the tribute. This year however, they brought it back just for one night. And I was there to shoot it again Рwith a new camera!

This time around, I went to the Liberty State Park in NJ where they have the ‘Empty Sky’ memorial. Its two long parallel walls which point to the location where the twin towers once stood. The walls have the names of all the people who died on that day. Its a great way to give a tribute and remember the day.

The cherry on the top is that they have a couple of actual beams from the actual towers (Above)

Below is a 3 picture panaroma of the NYC skyline. I tried to include the statue of liberty in it.

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