Another beautiful Sonoma Coast image from photographer Tom Moyer.
I’ve been a photographer off and on for fifty years. I’ve always used the 35mm format and my subjects were family and travel. I lost interest in photography for a few years however my retirement coincided with the start of the digital age and I got back into it in a big way. My primary interest now is landscape photography and my goal is to reach the level of “Fine Art”
I’m in lots of groups because I like to photograph lots of stuff. When I see something interesting or what I consider good technical work I like to leave comments. I don’t like to be required to leave “X’ amount of comments when I post a photograph. I don’t participate in groups that have that requirement. Further, when a group that I’m in institutes such a requirement I excuse myself from same.
I make quality prints of my photographic images in various sizes up to 22×17. These are available either framed or mounted on foam board and trimmed borderless. I do some photography for web sites primarily in the wine industry. I have a specialized lens that can produce excellent architectural photography. I have photographed several cultural and charity events. I am retired from the electronics industry and am available for assignment in the Sonoma County area at reasonable rates. You can contact me via FLICKR mail or firstname.lastname@example.org
On Saturday, May 4th, the annual kite flying and sand castle building event at Doran Beach in Bodega Bay will be held. If you have ever tried to build a sand castle you know that it is a lot harder than it looks!
This video shows some of the tricks used by sand castle builders to create some remarkable sand structures like the ones you are sure to see this Saturday on Doran Beach starting at 11:00 AM.
Here is a video of the 2010 US Open Sand Castle Competition which is the largest sand castle contest in the United States.
This picture was taken April 20, 2013 looking southeast from Duncans Cove at Highway 1. Note the second seagull looks like it is coming out of the water, but this is really an illusion caused by one of its wings–nothing has been photoshopped or added to this raw picture.
El Cobrador writes this about his image: “One of the most deadly beaches in California,” according to signs at the beach, on account of a steep beach face combined with a deep long shore trough and sleeper waves. I’m no surfer, but I can see why it would be tempting for them.
5 day incentive for visits by owners of low emissions vehicals
FREESTONE, CA, April 2013 — Earth Day 2013 is almost here.In commemoration Osmosis is hosting it’s 3rd annual Eco-Freak Week, our way to create more consciousness about reducing carbon emissions.
April, 22nd to April 26th, Monday though Friday
25% OF ALL SERVICES for any guest arriving in a diesel or alternative fuel vehicle, hybrid or electric, by scooter, vespa, or on bikes. For those who don’t have a Prius guests can carpool with friends to receive the Eco-Freak Discount!
Additionally those arriving on bicycles receive afree lunchto power you up for your journey home! Can’t make it to the spa during Eco-Freak Week? Drive your eco-friendly vehicle to Osmosis anytime during the month and receive 25% off any of our eco-friendly products in the Spa Boutique, no services required.
At Osmosis we have always been a triple bottom line company; our focus is People and the Planet before profits. All of us at Osmosis Day Spa are a committed to an environment that is safe and eco-friendly as possible without sacrificing one ounce of comfort or nurturing. We guarantee that each and every personal care product in our boutique is free of synthetic preservatives, surfactants and petroleum-based ingredients. As a company we choose to go further and ensure that our staff using only cleaning products that are free of any questionable chemicals that may pose health risks. All of our drinking and bathing water has chlorine removed at our point of use filter, a biological filter recycles wastewater and hot water is heated by the sun. Committed to Zero Waste, the use of paper cups has been eliminated. We have chosen to make a difference and lead the way in the establishment of the Green Spa Network now a thriving national organization. These are just a few of the ways in which we have made the choice to create a real green spa experience for you.
In 1985, Dian Hardy and other local activists from Jenner discovered that the harbor seals at Goat Rock State Beach were in greater danger from beach visitors and unleashed dogs than from the pollution of a recent sewage spill into the Russian River. In response to these concerns, they organized and set up four-hour shifts on the beach at the river mouth where they asked visitors to abide by the Marine Mammal Protection Act and stay at least 50 feet from the harbor seals. This began one of the first Stewards supported programs, Seal Watch.
Today, Stewards supported volunteers assist the public in safeguarding this local harbor seal habitat, the largest on the Sonoma Coast. Volunteers are available on weekends during the annual pupping season (March through Labor Day weekend) when the seals are most vulnerable to public interactions.