California — Northern

My wife and I drove to San Francisco for a week-long vacation, and this is one of the tourist attractions that we stopped to look at in Golden Gate Park. The statue is called "Cupid's Span" or "Cupid's Arrow."
Jelly Fish at the Monterey Bay Aquarium
I love the architecture, color, and porch at this hostel - Sacramento International Hostel.
Architectural detail of the historic Cocoanut Grove, near the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Moon Landing or Cliff Dwelling: Sand formations on a Carmel beach
Unidentified Flying Object, Monterey Bay Aquarium
Pebble Beach Golf Course - the sun was peeking through the cloud and illuminating this perfect green.
On a trip to Northern California earlier this year, we drove across the Golden Gate Bridge. On the North East side of the bridge there is a free parking lot from which you can take some wonderful photos of the span of the bridge as well as the city. I walked out onto the bridge and took this photo from directly under the Northern
suspension structure.
A seagull basking in the sun on San Francisco Pier
Driving into the city on Rt 80 - the fog enveloping the Golden Gate bridge. Coit tower is on the right. Downtown SF on the left.
Tunnel in Alcatraz
The Oakland Bay Bridge!
The Golden Gate in her famous fog.
In the Realm of the Jellies: Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, CA
The Light Fantastic, The Jelly Ethereal: Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, CA
Coastal trail that runs along the beach near the Asilomar Conference Grounds, Monterey Peninsula
Monterey Pines in all their glory! Asilomar Conference Grounds, Monterey Peninsula
Monterey Indian Paintbrush flower.  It grows in the sand. Beautiful!  Asilomar State Beach, Monterey Peninsula
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz, CA: Alien Sodas
 A Perennial Herb: Really Cool, Big, Fat, Orange and White Spotted Sea Anemone, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, CA
Capitola Wharf, Capitola, CA
Under the Striped Umbrellas, Al Fresco Oceanfront Dining, Zelda's, Capitola-by-the-Sea, CA
A Memorial Plaque & View of Capitola Village from the Wharf, Capitola-by-the-Sea, CA
Alien or sea monster? Nope, It's detail of a Rock Crab, Capitola, CA
A blustery day along the coast in Pacific Grove near Monterey.
Coit Tower
At Julia Pfeiffer State Beach, overlooking the coastline up in beautiful Big Sur, CA.
This was a beautiful sunset. (Lake San Antonio, California)
A beautiful waterfall at Julia Phiffer Burns State Park in Big Sur. Breathtaking.
The Winchester House in San Jose. Sarah L. Winchester, widow of William Wirt Winchester, began construction on this house after she moved from Connecticut to San Jose in 1884 after she was consumed by depression and grief, caused by the deaths of her infant daughter and her husband. Her husband had been the president of the company that developed and manufactured the Winchester repeating rifle, the gun that was said to have “won the west.” Mrs. Winchester inherited a massive fortune from her husband’s company, but apparently she was plagued by the idea that she and her family were being haunted by the spirits of dead American Indians and Civil War soldiers that had perished due to the Winchester rifles. She came to the conclusion that she was being haunted after consulting a medium to help her deal with her grief. She was supposedly instructed by spirits to build a house, and to never cease its construction.
Riding the cable car in San Francisco. Did I do something wrong?
Chinatown, San Francisco. This building at 743 Washington was rebuilt after the earthquake and fire of 1906. It was previously the Chinese Telephone Exchange, the Chinatown community's main link to the old country.
The Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park. This is a great place to relax in San Francisco.
The stairwell at the Beresford Arms Hotel in San Francisco
A beautiful shot of young and old in San Fran.
A colorful, little walkway off Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley-adjacent to the Chick Pea Restaurant.
Reflection from a locket a friend of mine was wearing. It really captured our trip to San Francisco. 

I have tons more just like this but of the Victorians. I look forward to seeing what you all think of it.
Surf City, USA: Santa Cruz Surfer, California
A pagoda inside the Japanese tea garden in San Francisco
Meet Big Chuck.

Long time resident of San Francisco’s predominantly black ghetto, Hunters Point, Big Chuck knows what’s up.

Located south-east of the city center and poorly connected to public transport, Hunters Point is a marginalized community that also contains one-third of San Francisco’s toxic waste. A high crime rate and fighting between gangs Big Block and Westmob also contribute to the neighborhood’s spiraling status. It’s amazing to me that such a place can exist within walking distance from San Francisco’s wealthy and white downtown.
Flower (San Francisco.)
Looking at the vineyards at Napa.
The Poway Midland Railroad Station.
My mom and I went to Monterey Bay to visit the college. After a nice dinner we drove to the beach and watched the sun set.
New Trail at Asilomar State Beach in Pacific Grove.  Monterey pine, coyote bush, and coast sagebrush growing in the sand dunes.
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco.
Funky drawbridge in the Bay Area, CA.
A pourer opens wine for a tasting in Rutherford, CA
Sunset, Monterey Bay, CA.
The fog rolling in over the Golden Gate Bridge.
Coastal redwoods in Redwood National Park.
Roosevelt Elk by the road in Redwood National Park.
The sun peeks through the magnificent Muir Woods.
The Olive Press, a retail shop in the Oxbow Market in Napa
Visitor to the Silver Oak winery in Napa
In Chinatown, San Francisco.
This is a photo of my sister standing in front of one of the largest Redwood trees in the redwood forrest located on the outskirts of Santa Cruz. This tree has actually been appropriately titled the Father of the Forrest.
The lush landscape of beautiful Santa Cruz!
View from the boardwalk! The very busy beach of Santa Cruz!
The beautiful streets of downtown Sacramento.
Stop eating so much scrumptious seafood, or I'll shoot! A Cannery Row Restaurant, Monterey, CA.
Early morning cloud cover, love's point, Pacific Grove, CA
Evening at Lover's Point: View from my window, Borg's Seafront Motel, Pacific Grove, CA
Vespa cruising by in San Francisco
Golden Gate bridge, San Francisco
San Francisco travel
A view of Chinatown in San Francisco, CA
Chinatown's Friendship Arch
San Francisco Pier 39
A very-clean back room at a Rutherford winery.
Modesto winter
Coit Tower in San Francisco, CA.
The Golden Gate Bridge as seen from the Marin Headlands on the north side of the bay.
The Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, CA on a beautiful September day.
The barrell room at a Napa Winery
Jelly fish at the Monterey Bay Aquarium
Underwater Jelly-Fish.
Underwater Jelly-Fish
The spice shop in the Oxbow Market contains more spices than I could name.
Overlook of the road into the Valley of the Moon, CA.
Stonehenge, Cali Style, Valley of the Moon, CA
Beautiful, rolling meadows along the highway in Livermore, CA
Mitchells Cove, Santa Cruz, California

Surfers playground
Napa Valley
McWay Falls

Big Sur, California
Pride of Madera

Cliffside, Big Sur, California
Elephant Seals at the base of a 1000 foot cliff

Big Sur, California
Green Pastures

Point Sal, Big Sur, California
Height Asbury street scene

San Francisco, California
The Giant Camera overlooking Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach, San Francisco, California
Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption photo taken from Lincoln Park

San Francisco, California, USA
Crop Circles in OB

Ocean Beach, San Francisco, California, USA
Redwood National Park
Redwood National Park
New Years 2012 Fireworks over the Tower Bridge, Sacramento CA
"The Calm Terra" - On the way to Big Sur from SFO
Napa Landscape
pristine Northern California coast
 On a road trip in 2004 in the town of San Juan Bautista.
Location: Big Sur, CA
Photographer: Steven Williams
Big Sur.

Photographer: Steven Williams (
San Francisco City Hall
Muir Beach from the trailhead
Guy fishing on a rock
Muir Beach from cliffs
A pod of dolphins accompanied us to Santa Cruz Island
Scorpion Ranch Beach, Santa Cruz Island
beachcomber - Big Sur
Redwood National Park
Muir Woods outside of San Francisco.  (12/26/12)
You've seen the Golden Gate Bridge, of course-but have you seen underneath it?
Beautiful beached purple squid, Cannery Row, Monterey, CA
Golden Gate Bridge, San Fransisco
Big Sur California Coast Line
San Francisco Bridge
A bird caught in flight in front of the moon at Half Moon Bay, California.
Pacific Grove view
California State Prison, San Quentin
Fern Canyon Red Woods CA
Elk Medows in Red Woods CA
Shasta Lake CA before the fires in August
A vineyard in the hills of St. Helena
Castello di Amorosa, a modern-age 12th century Style castle, contains 107 rooms within 121,000 square feet and a chapel along the drive.
The dining hall at the Castello di Amorosa in Calistoga, CA
This was taken on my way to San Francisco, where I had planned a photography trip. Taking the shot was pretty lucky for me, because I was actually in a moving car, and I was lucky enough to have my camera ready. I only had 1 shot at the photo, so I was pretty happy.
Fresh tortillas being made at a local eatery in Yountville.
View from a little park at the south end of Morro Bay.
The Venetian condominiums, the first condos in California
I was visiting my boyfriend and we went to the wharf and saw this 6 year old dancer -- was awesome!
Ground zero of the Summer of Love.
Where the your loved ones rest
threw my eyes
I have been nothing but a shadow since your death. Here I stand till we meet again.
Somewhere between San Diego and San Francisco.
Spotted this little guy on a path at Ano Nuevo State Reserve
Last week my dad and I drove up the Californian coast for a photography trip and ended up in Trinidad State Beach near Eureka. Here is one of the many shots I had taken along the way.  
Here is a link to more of the photos we had taken. 
Kind regards, 
Steve Gale
(An Amazing Shot Photography)
McWay Falls in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pacific Grove shore
A collection of lunch boxes line the walls of the Apricot Tree Restaurant in Stockton, California.
A Shop On The Main Street of Locke, California
Redwood forest in Guerneville, Sonoma County, CA.
Russian River in Guerneville, Sonoma County.
Looking down off the Santa Cruz Pier
Russian River, Guerneville
Santa Cruz Redwoods - Among the giants
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Golden Gate
Over-looking beautiful San Francisco Bay near Oakland.
Amtrak train comes right through the heart of Oakland in the Bay area.
A view of Mt. Shasta.
The power house at Alcatraz in San Francisco
The main dining room at Hearst Castle was the inspiration for the dining hall at Hogwart's School of Witchcraft & Wizardry for the Harry Potter films.  San Simeon, CA
Harvest time for the white grapes at Eberle Winery in Paso Robles.
Fort Point, San Francisco
The beautiful city of San Francisco, as seen from Treasure Island.
this photo was taken on a recent trip we took to the redwoods in northern california! seeing us stand in front of this giant really puts how big these trees are into perspective. its unreal. :)
Bixby Creek Bridge near Monterey, California :)
This was taken at 530 am just north of big sur in Monterey CA always loved this bridge. my wife and I took a road trip to see this
"Abandoned Wagon" Bodie State Historic Park - Bridgeport, CA. ©Sam Antonio Photography
Petaluma harbor, California. 
- Sara Martinez
San Francisco, CA
It takes a village. Welcome to Cole Valley.
It Takes a Village. Welcome to Cole Valley, SF
Tank Hill, Cole Valley.  Bring a friend and get high on the scenery.
Lombard Street from Coit Tower in San Francisco
SF Bay Bridge
Feel the Love- Bus in Berkeley, CA
Pushing Powell St. | San Francisco, CA
Artist: Ben Rivera
Overlooking the lake under Cascade Falls, South Lake Tahoe
A bend in the road along the scenic Avenue of the Giants which runs through Humboldt Redwoods State Park.
Big Sur, Hwy 1; "The concrete that closes the gap", by Heather Travis of Seventy 7 Studios, @seventy7studios
Landmark Winery, Sonoma County, USA. "Down the line" by Heather Travis of Seventy 7 Studios; @seventy7studios
The San Francisco Bay illuminated by sunrise light during peak spring colors.
Winter South Lake Tahoe.
The Golden Gate Bridge viewed from Marshall's Beach on a dark stormy night.
Trapped on the inside: Alcatraz Prison, San Francisco.
The greening of California

Taken at the San Luis Reservoir located between Los Banos and Gilroy.  The rains of recent weeks have filled up the reservoir and the place is so green with all the grass covering the hills that go on and on for as far as your eye takes you!
San Luis Reservoir-between Los Banos and Gilroy...great place to hike.  Lots of water in the reservoir after the continuous rains!
San Francisco Bridge...all lit up!
Golden Gate Bridge
AT&T Park in San Francisco
Historic Fort Point in San Francisco
Golden Gate Park historic bridge
Lombard Street in San Francisco
Pagoda at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco
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