January 22, 2012

Paddock Bowl Neon

Before I post yet another series of Monterey Bay sunset photos -- see the last two posts -- let's do something different. Above is a marvelous neon sign found near Concord, California in the East Bay area. I was driving home from Martinez in April 2010 and spotted this bowling alley next to Interstate 680. The ball "rolls" into the pins thanks to a cool lighting sequence. Love those colors! (click to enlarge)

January 15, 2012

Sunset at Rio Del Mar

Sunset views at Rio Del Mar, January 4, 2012 (click photos to enlarge)
One of the nice perks about working with HRmarketer is our office location: literally one block from the Pacific Ocean at Rio Del Mar, California (south of Santa Cruz). Even though I only drive to the office once or twice a week, it's pretty sweet to work near the beach! This comes in handy during the winter months when our sunsets are especially fiery. Last week I emerged from the office and was greeted by a magnificent sunset; thankfully I had a Nikon in the car. A large crowd was on hand aiming their iPhones and admiring the spectacle. Not a bad way to shoot the first sunset of 2012!