Star Light, Star Bright!

My MOST FAVORITE beach on the West coast is Pacific Beach State Park. You can literally RV and/or camp within a few feet of the sand, and it's never crowded! Every time I'm there, I always spend hours photographing the night's sky. Here's a few long exposures taken in almost complete darkness. The moon was very bright, and almost resembles the sun making for some interesting landscapes. For most of these, the shutter was open anywhere from thirty seconds to a few minutes, resulting in the star-trails that you see in the background.

Fifteen Razors

Striding the open ocean, following his evening dig, a man is seen bearing for land with his collection of fifteen Siliqua patulas, otherwise known as the Pacific Razor Clam.

As the evening tide makes its way back to the horizon, visitors at Pacific Beach State Park prepare for their trek towards the coastline. Equipped with shovels, clam-guns and a strong back, people labor and sweat for their daily limit of fifteen. These meaty shellfish can be found along the Pacific West Coast from the eastern Aleutian Islands, Alaska, to Pismo Beach, California.