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A Cure for June Gloom

Posted in Photography by Bridget Casas on June 3, 2009

It was definitely a gloomy day today here in Huntington Beach! I decided to go through the photos from our most recent drive up the coast and came across this one from near Santa Barbara. Isn’t is gorgeous? Seeing all of the bright and vibrant colors made me feel better. I hope you like it and it makes you feel good where ever you are! As you can tell, it was taken at low tide and I love how clear the water is.

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Algae must make those rocks look orange under the water…

Since we got a little rain today, I didn’t take either dog anywhere. I did speak with a trainer on the phone today and told her about my frustration with Donnan. She was very nice and helpful. We did agree that a group class might be good for him to be around other dogs. I told her we would probably be kicked out! She said no, that would not happen. She gave me some ideas and a few things to try out. I think we need to be more diligent and consistent than we have been. But I think I really already knew that!

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The Rocky Coast of Santa Barbara

Posted in Photography by Bridget Casas on April 24, 2009

I took this photo on a trip up the coast to beautiful Santa Barbara. I think I already told you that it is one of our very favorite places in California.  There were storms building up and the next day it poured all day! Using Photoshop, I converted the photo to black and white (it was practically black and white already) then made a mask and brought some of the green moss on the rocks back in. I like the way it turned out.  Please leave a comment and let me know what you think!

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A craggy, rocky coastline…

Lynda.com has some new videos out (which they do every month) and I was watching quite a few on the subject of Twitter. I have a Twitter account but am not as up to date on this new type of social networking as I would like to be. As I have said, I am a perpetual student and I want to know what is going on out there! Do any of you watch All My Children? Some of these story lines are really strange! Let me know what you think! Anyway, enough of that, I don’t want to lose any readers! Have a great week-end! I am just trying to catch-up on my classes and the 31DBBB is week-end.

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Beautiful Rainy Day

Posted in Photography by Bridget Casas on December 15, 2008

I took this photo on a recent drive we took up to Santa Barbara. It was raining pretty hard but we didn’t care – we wanted to take photos. The colors are so intense  I wanted to share it. When we were first married, it was our dream to buy a lot in Santa Barbara and build a home with a beautiful view of the coast and the ocean. It was a dream, but not a practical one. We have yet to become multi-millionaires!

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I am not sure at what time we are going to get started on the tamales. It is going to be a lot of work and a big job. Larry and Shelley got back early from the mountains yesterday and said it was very cold but clear when they left. I got the Chrismas photo done for my friends, they finally decided which one. They made a very good choice. One day I will share it with you. Anyway, have a good day – I will have a very busy one!

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