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Newport Pier on a warm summer night
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 …]

Balboa Peninsula
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
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
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 [ Read full article …]

Field of Honor May 2012, Castaways Park, Newport Beach California
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 …]

Perigee moon over Newport Center, Newport Beach, CA
Perigee moon over Newport Center, Newport Beach, California

It came to my attention through an internet article that a perigee moon and full moon would coincide ( “supermoon” ) and be visible on Saturday evening, May 5, 2012. After some research, it seemed that the moon-rise would be visible on the eastern horizon just after sunset. To locate just the right setting with [ Read full article …]

Images of Newport Aquatic Center ~ Dover Shores ~ Newport Beach CA

Last weekend a thought came to me that it might be fun, for one day, to photograph subjects which contained strong patterns.  Since I had never visited the  Newport Aquatic Center, it seemed like a good candidate for this exercise.  Below is the photo essay of the day. Click on any image to view a [ Read full article …]

Featured Home ~ 503 Redlands Avenue ~ Newport Heights ~ Newport Beach, CA

Situated on a quite street in the Newport Heights community of Newport Beach, the 503 Redlands Avenue home is positioned one block from Newport Heights Elementary School, seven blocks from Newport Harbor High School and a short distance from the Mariners Mile Shopping District.  A perfect location for convenient family living. Designed in the Nantucket [ Read full article …]

39th Annual Newport Boat Show ~ April 19 ~ 22, 2012

If you have any interest in acquiring a new boat or learning about the latest marine equipment, then you might want to attend the Newport Boat Show being presented April 19 – 22, 2012.  It is the most extensive in water display of large yachts on the West Coast. There will be more than 300 [ Read full article …]