Category Archives: harbor

The Pilgrim

The Pilgrim is a replica tall ship docked in the Dana Point Harbor since 1981. It is open for tours and you can even stay overnight. I did so as a kid and had a great time. Arrr matey.

Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent – John 17:3

The Pilgrim

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Sunrise at the Jetty

Sunrise from the jetty at the Dana Point Harbor. Before the jetty was built in the 60s, the beach here (Doheny) was a popular surf spot so much so that it was mentioned in the Beach Boys song Surfin’ USA. And that’s your useless fact for the day.

If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. – John 15:7

Sunrise at the Jetty

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The Point

Here’s one from down at the Point at the Dana Point Harbor taken just after sunrise. Great place to sit and watch the waves, boats, birds, and maybe even propose 😉

He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the Lord – Proverbs 18:22

The Point

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Dana Point Harbor Overlook

I was down in Orange County over New Years visiting family. I didn’t get out shooting much but I did get up early for sunrise one morning and headed to the Dana Point Harbor. There were some overcast skies which I thought would be cool for the blue hour.

My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. – John 10:27-28

Dana Point Harbor Overlook

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Boston Harbor, WA

Here’s one from Boston Harbor…Washington that is. I was surprised to find this harbor when I cruzed down to take some photos of the Dofflemeyer Point Lighthouse. I didn’t see any signs of tea partying though.

“Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other” – Isaiah 45:22

Boston Harbor WA

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The Creeps

I visited Anderson Island, WA for the first time last weekend. I wasn’t really sure what to shoot while I was there but I heard there was an old ferry in one of the harbors on the island. So, I got up for sunrise and went to check it out.

The morning started off gray and overcast. Just before I got to the spot where I set up to take pictures I passed a barn/shed that had an old truck in it and two ropes hanging from the rafters with nooses at the end. I’m sure there’s perfectly good reason for that but I thought it was kind of creepy. To get to the picture spot I had to cross a large marshy field and when I finally got there it was eerily quiet. Almost too quiet. I don’t know why but like Luke on Dagobah I had this strange feeling like I was being watched. On top of that every so often the silence was broken by gunshots in the distance from someone taking some target practice. I was a little on edge to say the least.

Fortunately, as the sun was coming up it finally broke through some clouds like a beacon of hope and all was well with the world again. I was able to sit, take some pictures, and enjoy the scenery for a bit before scurrying back to my car.

The Creeps

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Three Ton Cap

I don’t know about you but sometimes my camera gear feels like three tons. If I’m out hiking with my family I’ll also have my toddler in a kid carrier backpack (I have a Deuter Kid Carrier 2 which I recommend). This puts me at about 15-20lbs in the front and about 30 lbs on my back. It’s great for strength training but it would be nice to lighten my load.

I’ve been intrigued by the mirrorless cameras which are so compact and now, with the Sony A7, come in full frame. The drawback is that it lacks the lenses (or glass if you want to sound cool). Micro 4/3 sounds cool and has a lot of lens options but I prefer a bigger sensor. Mostly because I like to print big. I would print a picture to fit on the side of my house if could. The neighbors might not like that though.

This leads me back to Nikon. Like a sucker I watched all the Nikon Df videos in anticipation of the new camera. It was at first rumored to be a full frame mirrorless camera so I thought this could be what I was looking for. Then I heard it wasn’t. I heard it didn’t have video which I don’t really care about in a camera so that was fine. Then I started to read it was retro. I didn’t shoot with an older camera so I didn’t really care for that. It was then rumored to be more of a manual camera which was something that would force me to learn new things.

With all these things I convinced myself that this would be my next camera. It was full frame, smaller, and had a Nikon D4 sensor. So then it was released. The price…$2,800. [Queue the music you hear on Wheel of Fortune when someone hits bankrupt.] Way out of my price range. What a disappointment. This may conclude my ramblings but my search continues. Sony is sounding more intriguing…

This photo is from the marina in Des Moines, Washington

Three Ton Cap

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