California

Santa Monica California Time-lapse 4K by Dennis Bernhard

This was a fun time-lapse to shoot. I really love the way the roller coaster and ferris wheel turned out against the orange glow of the setting sun.

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The World-Famous Pacific Park by Dennis Bernhard

The World-Famous Pacific Park against the setting sun.

The World-Famous Pacific Park against the setting sun.

I’ve wanted to create this photo for a while and it came together perfectly. The lights and motion of the rides set against a background of dark clouds and a setting sun.

I still find it astonishing that there is a theme park on a pier, but it sure it pretty.

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The View From Palisades Park by Dennis Bernhard

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This week’s posts are from the first stop on my December trip. It all started with a day in LA.

I hadn’t spent much time in Santa Monica so I decided to spend the afternoon there. I started in Palisades Park which provided this amazing view of the hills meeting the ocean.

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San Francisco Time-lapse by Dennis Bernhard

I visited San Francisco for the first time in early March. I've spent years looking at all of the iconic photos fog, bridges, and steep streets. It was very cool to get to run around the city and actually see them in person. 

While the weather didn't fully cooperate (I never got to actually see the Golden Gate Bridge), The temp was perfect and what I did get to see was spectacular. 

Have you ever been to San Francisco? What's your favorite part?

- Dennis 

The Road Goes On Forever... by Dennis Bernhard

Route 66

Route 66

This stretch of Route 66 in California is flat and fast. The newly paved and painted road not only makes for nice photos, its makes for a flying sensation as you speed across the desert. 

A pass on the Oatman Highway

A pass on the Oatman Highway

Oatman Highway is rocky and rough. The curves are fun to drive, with just a touch of fear from the sheer cliffs. Off to the side are these rocky outcrops. 

Curvy fun

Curvy fun

This is a short but extremely fun portion of Route 66. I love the combination of the road going downhill, curving, then disappearing around the bend. 

Rocky Distance

Rocky Distance

This is my favorite photo from the entire trip. The road provides an interesting foreground. The rocky outcrop in the middle leads to the mountain range and the clouds in the background. 

- Dennis

Back That Ass Up - Route 66 Road Trip Day 8 by Dennis Bernhard

This was an interesting last day of the trip. I had a stand off with a donkey, played in the desert, got to drive my favorite road of the entire trip and ultimately make it all the way to the Pacific Ocean after sitting through a lot of frustrating traffic. 

- Dennis