Fashion Island Fountain of Light

A Fountain of Light has been added to the East side entrance area of Fashion Island in Newport Beach, CA. It is fun to watch the spurts and droplets of water change color as they are ejected above and then come crashing down into the large flat basins of the fountain.

Seagull on the Corona del Mar Bluff

While walking along the Corona del Mar bluff, I found this lone seagull willing to pose for a portrait. What are your thoughts?

Reflected Clouds in Newport Center

The other day there were some nice cloud formations floating around so I thought it would be fun to capture them reflected in the high rise office buildings of Newport Center. Above is that capture. What are your thoughts?

Shreman Gardens – Corona del Mar, CA

If you are having a hectic day, spend little while at Sherman Gardens to enjoy the beauty and tranquility. The above photograph shows how the gardens appeared on my visit last Monday. By the way, entry is free on Mondays.

Newport Pier on a warm summer night

After unsuccessfully attempting to photograph sunsets along the Newport Beach peninsula, I decided to visit the tourist area near the Newport Pier. This photograph is the best of the lot. The photograph is comprised of 25 separate images that were layered and masked together to eliminate people moving along the pier and to adjust the [ Read full article …]

Scenes along the Balboa Peninsula on a sunny summer Saturday

I felt there may be many visitors to the OC Coastal Properties web site who have never visited Newport Beach, CA and do not know the varied activities available in the area. This series of photographs is an attempt to give those visitors a glimpse of the homes, scenery and life one would enjoy while [ Read full article …]

Home sales up 45% in O.C. million-dollar ZIPs – Lansner on Real Estate : The Orange County Register

Here is a link to an article in the OC Register indicating that the OC Coastal area million dollar plus homes had a 45% sales increase over last June along with price increases. I looks like there may be some traction in the current housing recovery in the beach areas. Home sales up 45% in [ Read full article …]

Newport Dunes ~ 4th of July Fireworks Show ~ Newport Beach CA

Each year the City of Newport Beach in conjunction with the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort present an amazing fireworks display. It has been Orange County’s most spectacular seaside fireworks display for 50 years. I thought it would be fun to go see the display and capture it with my camera. After looking at the Newport [ Read full article …]

The 18th Annual Balboa Island Parade

Each year the Balboa Island Improvement Association and the Balboa Island Business Association host a parade down Marine Avenue on Balboa Island. After living in the Newport Beach area for over forty years and having never viewed the parade, I thought it was time to see what all the fuss was about. As it turned [ Read full article …]

Field of Honor 2012 ~ Newport Beach, California

This last weekend the The Exchange Club of Newport Harbor hosted the 2012 Field Of Honor display at the Castaways Park in Newport Beach. The Exchange Club performs this feat annually to remember and honor those men and women who haved given so much to preserve the freedom of this country we enjoy. The display [ Read full article …]

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