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Carmel, California

I left my heart in Carmel

Doll Shop

Lady in the alley


Saw nailed to the roof inside a restaurant.
Carmel-by-the-sea, California

Cypress Inn

Jashn-e-Azadi Mubarak

Silicon valley was the last stop for the American Olympics team before China. The Fairmont hotel in downtown San Jose decorated their lobby with the flags of all the nations participating in the Olympics.

August 14th

I can still hear the Christmas canon playing in my head when I look at this photo. Another one from Carmel Mission Basilica.

Dreams to reality

I took this photograph at the Carmel Mission Basilica, just happened to be at the right place at the right time.

There was wedding scheduled on Saturday, the church was reserved for the wedding but the courtyard and the museum were open for visitors.

The wedding felt out of this world, with Andrea Bocelli's "Con te Partiro" playing in the background and two beautiful little angels wearing white gowns pretending to be the flower girls. The brides maids were cued on "Christmas canon" (absolutely magical) and then the wedding coordinator closed the doors to cue the Bride. By that time there was a crowd of visitors that gathered outside to get a glimpse of the bride and she was a vision in white, elegant, and mesmerizing.

This whole experience felt like a dream, I had an all manual lensbabies 3G in my hand with the F2.8 aperture disk inserted and about 5-10 seconds to take a shot with the wedding coordinator out of the way.

How to: Correct the White balance

Photo credit: Samiad40
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