Winter Road Trip: Day 2


After a good night’s rest…well, sort of (due to how cold it got), we continued our adventure. Once we woke up, we made some breakfast and packed up our stuff to do some hiking in the state park we were already at, Big Trees State Park.

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We started to get really tired and hungry, so decided it was best to head back towards home.

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It’s crazy to think that something this close to home existed. People often take what’s nearby us for granted. There’s so much more out there if you search for it. So the next time you or someone you know says something such as, “There’s nothing to do around here” then take the time (to tell them) to do some research and the motivation to explore unknown areas. It’s not about being into the “outdoors stuff”, just learn appreciate the simple things in life.


Canon 5D Mark III + EF17-35mm f/2.8 + EF85mm f/1.8

Winter Road Trip: Day 1


My friend and I spent our Monday and Tuesday along highway CA-4, also known as Ebbetts Pass. Ebbetts Pass is a very beautiful scenic road through the Sierra Nevada. Ebbetts Pass peak is at around 8,700+ ft! However, because of how cold it was, the rest of Ebbett’s Pass past Lake Alpine (7,000 ft+) was closed. We decided to camp at Big Trees State Park (4,700+ ft). After we set up camp, we headed east towards Lake Alpine for an adventure.

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The sun had started to set really early (around 4-5pm) and quickly, too. The temperature dropped rapidly too, so we made our way back to camp to get some nice warm dinner started._G5A3660 _G5A3690 _G5A3675

Though the daytime was short, it was well worth it. It was a race against time to capture photos of the beautiful scenery, and preparing some food then to getting ready to go to sleep was very satisfying.


Canon 5D Mark III + EF17-35mm f/2.8 + EF85mm f/1.8



Journey Through Mt. Diablo State Park

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A Quick Visit to Big Basin Redwoods State Park

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Going For a Drive

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Disappointed, but not.


I’ve always passed this under this overpass when I worked in Palo Alto, CA. I’ve always wanted to check out the view from up above because it always looked so interesting with a higher vantage point to see downtown San Jose. It was exciting to finally come and explore here. However, when I arrived, I was disappointed that there was a fence that was annoyingly smaller than my lens to possibly shoot through. But as I turned around behind me, there was an amazing sky that took my breath away. The colors were so soft and the shadows of the clouds were so intense.

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Canon 5D Mark III + EF17-35mm f/2.8

A Different Perspective

_G5A6784After my photo adventure with Emily, we headed back towards home. I’ve always wanted to see Downtown San Jose, CA from a different perspective. I live in San Jose for school, but I never really explored different areas to photograph. This new spot was really simple to get to and it’s hard to believe that I’ve neglected it for so long already. I wouldn’t say that it’s safe, and I would probably never go there by myself at night._G5A6794


Canon 5D Mark III + EF 17-35mmL f/2.8 + EF 50mm f/1.4