New Year’s Eve Hike to Iron Mountain

January 5th, 2013 by Matt
Iron Mountain Hike

View North from Iron Mountain

I took a fantastic hike to Iron Mountain on New Year’s Eve, 2012. What a fantastic, clear day! These photos really showcase the beauty that we have in San Diego. Truly memorable!!

Also note that these photos were taken with an iPhone 4S! These phones are excellent for capturing sharp, clear outdoor photos. (Indoor photos are another story, though!)

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View from Cerro Alto

February 4th, 2010 by Matt

Late Afternoon Morros Photo

Late Afternoon Morros

Here’s a nice shot I took in April of 2005 on a hike up to the top of Cerro Alto, off of highway 41 near Morro Bay, CA. This is the highest peak, at 2624 feet, in the area. Beautiful!

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More Valencia Peak Photos

January 19th, 2010 by Matt

Valencia Peak Photo

Meadow Full of Clouds

Here are a few more photos of Valencia Peak and the surrounding Montana de Oro State Park. Actually, all of these photos were taken on a couple of days during June and July of 2005. This is a truly special place!

See all of the Valencia Peak series on one page here.

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Photo Series–Valencia Peak, Montana de Oro State Park, CA

January 15th, 2010 by Matt

Valencia Peak Photo

Blue and Gold Spectacle

Back in 2005, I was living in the San Luis Obispo area and took this photo series. San Luis Obispo is a beautiful area, and if you’ve never been, then go!

The links will take you to my previous mattrussellgraphics.com design until I update this website to awesome newness. Enjoy!

Well, I’ve finally finished my template scheme for my photography, and I’m really happy with them. I’ve even rigged up a slick little way of alternating between a standard “thumbnail” display and a “light table” display of thumbnail images, based on some great Eric Meyer techniques. Check it out!

For my first set of photos, I’ve picked out a series I took in July, 2005 on a hike in Montana de Oro State Park near San Luis Obispo, CA. Valencia Peak, at 1347 feet, is the highest point in Montana de Oro park, so naturally, that’s the hike I am drawn to! It is truly a beautiful hike, situated next to the Pacific Ocean, where the fog continuously rolls in and out causing the light to continuously change. From a photographer’s viewpoint, the conditions couldn’t be better!

I hope you enjoy the photos!

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