I was born and raised in Northern California - San Francisco Bay Area - Contra Costa County. When I was a teenager, I used to go to Carmel and Monterey with my cousins and friends. Now that I live only one hour away I go more often with my Husband.
The Monterey Peninsula has many wonders to see of the beauty of this coastal area. Every time we go, I bring my camera equipment and start taking pictures, even though I have taken the same area over and over again, because you never know what different pictures you can take that depends on the weather. Sometimes you get wonderful clouds that make your photos pop oppose to clear skies.
One photo surprised me that am on the cover of this book - it may look like HDR Photography, but it was taken with one shot. The clouds had a wonderful art looking canvas, I couldn't pass it up.
I hope you enjoy these pictures I have taken throughout the years of Monterey, Carmel, Point Lobos and Pacific Grove and the surrounding areas such as the scenic route of the 17th Mile Drive.
This book is dedicated to the beauty of the Monterey Peninsula coastal area and to my Husband Elio Molinari for his patience throughout the years standing with me to take pictures.