I am very fond of the California coast, particularly its northern half. Nevertheless I have found it difficult to photograph. Skies are (usually) not interesting. Fog is hard to capture. I have had a hard time creating interesting compositions. Pictures of haystacks taken from the beach at sunset along then Oregon coast, with splashing waves and sun stars, are beautiful if more common; I want to go there next. But I keep trying closer to home. My new slide show (Home Page) gives a glimpse of our coastline. I have included some lighthouses. I have taken pictures from higher up, from the beach, standing far back from the beach and looking backward from the beach. I have placed the point of emphasis miles from the shooting site. I captured a family of whales (well, flumes). At any rate I am trying, and will continue to do so.