Newport Beach Pier Area – The Crab Cooker

The other evening while wandering around the Newport Beach Pier area testing a new camera and lens combination The Crab Cooker Restaurant & Fish Market caught my eye. It seemed to present a good opportunity to experiment with the bright neon lights against the dark sky to see how well the camera performed. After the [ Read full article …]


Reflected Clouds ~ Newport Center

OC Coastal Properties just added a new tool to their inventory. It is a high megapixel DSLR with all the latest bells, whistles and a 19mm, f/4 Perspective Correction lens specifically for architecture photography. So, we decided to try out the video capability recently in the Newport Center office complex in Newport Beach. It was [ Read full article …]



A Hidden Treasure ~ Pirate Tower on Victoria Beach ~ Laguna Beach CA

  The Pirate Tower on Victoria Beach in Laguna Beach is a sixty foot Norman style tower which houses a spiral wooden stairway. The tower provides access from the beach to the associated home above. The home and tower were originally constructed in 1926 as a residence for the State Senator William E. Brown and [ Read full article …]



Big surf at Little Corona del Mar Beach

  This blog entry was supposed to be about exploring the tide pools at Little Corona Beach in Corona del Mar. After reviewing tide prediction tables at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Tides & Currents web site, it seemed that a low tide of 0 feet above MLLW ( Mean Lower Low Water. The [ Read full article …]



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?



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 …]

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