Week 11 rounded out our vacation to Southern California.
My camera has become my constant companion. When I was on vacation, I would have times when we would head to dinner, I would ask myself if I wanted to lug this thing around. A couple of times, I chose not to and missed some fun opportunities. On Tuesday, I decided I would take it, and I was glad I did.
In the park along the beach in Santa Barbara, there is a group of people called the Ventura County Slackers. They attach a strap between two palm trees and tight rope or slack line walk across. It was a ball watching these people.
On Wednesday, we took a beach walk. The rocks were amazing. This is one I shot. It was the color of the rock that appealed to me.
Thursday saw us heading back to Palm Springs. Before going back we hiked around the botanical gardens and then poked our heads into the Santa Barbara Mission. I shot this by placing the camera on a small table and taking a long shot.
There are two on this day because I couldn’t help myself. The California highway system boggles my mind. Roads come in, split, converge, change, fly up or down. It really is a marvel. I was trying to catch that with the shot of the highway.
What’s a trip to California without a poolside shot? After the previous week of hiking, shopping, touring, and generally going all out, we took a pool day. The whole day. It was heaven.
On Saturday, I had a hankering to get a new lens. We went to Best Buy where I was trying to decide between the 40mm pancake and the 50mm super low light lens. I went with the 50mm. The shot of the hotel sign is one I took just after attaching the lens. I love those old California signs.
The baby in the window I got in the Seattle airport on the way home. Again, with the new lens.
Finally, the shot of the mushrooms show how wet it was in Anchorage while we were gone. When the mushrooms begin to show, we know summer is really on the decline.
Being away was great for getting new and exciting shots.