Corona del Mar, California

Ah, to be in California again.

I traveled to California for the week of Thanksgiving and got to explore some areas by myself with my camera. I’ve never really gotten the opportunity to go where I wanted to with this much freedom. Sure, in 2018 I could go where I wanted when I had an internship in LA, but I didn’t have a car and I wasn’t quite as good at photography either. This trip was better because I had a car and improved vastly in photography!

Here’s a photo dump of my shots I took at Corona del Mar, accompanied by what I wrote in my journal that night when I got home and reflected on the day.


Sunset over the Pacific Ocean.

“I made my way down to Corona del Mar just in time for sunset today and it was magical. The sun was hitting all the right spots. I took a lot of HDR shots too and they turned out wonderful!

What stood out to me even more was this younger 20-something girl who had air pods in and sandals off, just dancing on the beach with not a care in the world for who saw her. I wish I could’ve gotten her story because she seemed like she would give off a unique tale. But, alas, I guess I get to write my own story for her.

It was so cool watching the whole scene play out as I set with my camera and watched couples silently stroll by with runners passing by amid lively discussions among friends.

The world is certainly beautiful.”

November 23rd, 2020, Justin’s journal
The fading sun over the last surf of the day.
The view from the top. Newport Beach off behind the jetty.
HDR shot of the sun setting behind a rock at Corona del Mar.

Next blog: More California, Utah, or a food blog? We’ve got a lot, that’s for sure.

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