I was out and about at the amazing Huntington Gardens and Huntington Library a couple of weeks ago. It is a fascinating display, both in the mansion and grounds. A truly magnificent collection of plants, trees, cacti, succulents and shrubs from around the globe. The grounds are so well put together and some the fine collections have been well maintained and cared for over many years, allowing the gardens to mature in a veritable paradise! I took a couple of photos while there and would like to add a few to this page, so you get a feel for the beauty and history which embodies Huntington Gardens…
The Japanese Tea Rooms by Mike-Hope
Japanese Tea Rooms 2 by Mike-Hope
Japanese Tea Rooms 3 by Mike-Hope
Mount Vesuvius art on Display
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The Amazing Huntington Gardens Desert Dispaly
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A Manhattan, New York evening shot from Brooklyn as the sun went down and a 50’s filter was used to give this an old time feeling. This was shot from a high rise in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on the 27th floor through double pain glass so there is a little double reflection an some areas. Hope you like it!
A Manhattan sort of Evening by Mike-Hope
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Wisteria in the Botanical Gardens in Palos Verdes. Really worth a visit…
Wisteria by Mike-Hope
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Out this afternoon in the stunning Palos Verdes Botanical Gardens. I’ll post some more photos when I have a chance to check them out. Definitely worth a visit!!
500px Photo ID: 266119751 – Water lily just caught with the sun straight on it like a spot light. In the Palos Verdes botanical gardens this afternoon…
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Just one more… after sunset at Santa Monica Pier with the twilight behind the jetty and the big wheel from Pacific Park in the foreground.
After the Sunset by Mike-Hope
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Had a great trip out to Vasquez Rocks near Aqua Dulce last weekend. It was late afternoon but managed to get a few shots before the sun went down. It is definitely worth a trip.
Vasquez Rocks Vista by Mike-Hope
Vasquez Rocks by Mike-Hope
Vasquez Rocks Sundown by Mike-Hope
Vasquez Rocks Sundown 2 by Mike-Hope
Vasquez Rocks Cloud Formation- by Mike-Hope
Vasquez Rocks Last light by Mike-Hope
Also, just down the road there is a Farm Sanctuary where you can visit for an hour or two and find out some very interesting, and sometimes disturbing, facts about the animals and how they arrived at the sanctuary. Definitely worth a visit and the folks at the sanctuary really do a great job in caring and looking after the animals.
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this MLK weekend was really clear and sunny in the South Bay area of LA, so I took the opportunity to get around the Palos Verdes Peninsula and try out a 24-70mm Sony GM lens, that I managed to get at a really good price. I took some shots of La Venta Inn and then drove around the coast ending up at the Point Vicente Interpretative – Whale watch Center. Really a great place to visit and take a hike along the cliffs. Anyway I will post a few photos of the Sunday drive. Hope you like them.
Redondo and beyond from PV by Mike-Hope
House on the Hill – Via Del Monte by Mike-Hope
A Grand Canyon early morning shot just as the sun was coming over the east rim and reworked with filtered effect to enhance the mood. Hope you like it…
Grand Canyon Awakening by Mike-Hope
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