Tag Archives: Bodega Bay

Lunch light

(Camera: Canon 20D. Lens: Canon 17-55mm @ 17mm. Exposure: 1/30th sec. @ f/2.8. ISO: 100) Many restaurants, while good places to eat, tend to have poor lighting, which perhaps creates a romantic mood, but makes it less than ideal places to photograph the food that they serve. Once in a while an eatery will have […]

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Take a hike

(Camera: Canon 20D. Lens: Canon 17-55mm @ 17mm. Exposure: 1/500th sec. @ f/8. ISO: 100) The AAA Northern California Tour Book listing for Bodgea Bay was a bit slim. It listed just a handful of restaurants and motels and the “Points of Interest” section was blank. Former assistant city editor Pat Omandam recently took a trip […]

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Scuttled

(Camera: Canon 20D. Lens: Canon 17-55mm @ 17mm. Exposure: 1/500th sec. @ f/5.6. ISO: 100) Our motel, the Inn at the Tides, gave breakfast discounts to the nearby Tides Wharf restaurant in Bodega Bay. Its large windows gave a great panoramic view of the the bay. It was fun to see the harbor seals hunt […]

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Annie get your paintbrush

We stopped at St. Teresa’s Church in Bodega on our North Sonoma Coast trip. It was one of the sites used in the Alfred Hitchcock thriller “The Birds.” When we pulled up and parked, we noticed an elderly woman working on a painting near the front of the church.  At first I thought she was […]

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Going to school

Although the coastal town of Bodega Bay takes the credit for the being the site of Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds”, some of the famous scenes were also shot in the town of Bodega, about five miles inland. Two important landmarks from the film are still standing in Bodega. St Teresa’s church and the Potter School […]

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Fall weather

An agapanthus flower at The Inn at the Tides motel in Bodega Bay (Camera: Canon 20D. Lens: Canon 17-55mm @ 17mm. Exposure: 1/250th sec. @ f/16 w/ fill-flash. ISO:100).This year the first day of fall was officially Sept. 22, but it seemed like summer would never end. Valley temperatures continued into the 90s and even […]

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For the birds

A seagull walks along Wrights Beach near Bodega Bay (Camera: Canon 20D. Lens Canon 17-55mm @ 55mm. Exposure: 1/250th sec. @ f/6.3. ISO: 100).Last weekend, my wife and I volunteered to drive boys from my son’s Boy Scout troop to a camping trip to Bodega Bay. We took seven of the approximately 50 scouts to […]

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