A while ago, my family and I took a day trip to Point Reyes. It was a few months after we moved back to California and each of us had started going back to our daily lives. It was exhausting; we were used to traveling, missions, and the freedom we had while we were away. However, going back to school and going back to work for my dad was draining our energy. We took a day to drive out to San Francisco and go a little further up to Point Reyes where the beautiful landscape of the ocean and land laid in front of us.
The composition of the ocean, land, and the sky was absolutely breathtaking and I couldn’t stop snapping shots of the landscape that was in front of me. I can still remember calmness of the beach and the soft noises of the waves hitting the land.
Since this was last year, I can say for sure that my lifestyle has changed so much since then. I got used to seeing and meeting people at school, and I even got to see my old friends that I traveled with in Newport Beach. The blog that I just started for fun starting making an income, and the camera that I used for over four years broke. Yay.
So let’s talk more about the camera. I still remember the day I got it; it was my first “big” camera, and I was beyond excited to test it out. I was amazed by the quality and how the background was so blurry (depth of field) and I just took pictures of everything I saw. Honestly, who wouldn’t known back then that I was going to take that camera and travel the world?
It was a long photography journey since then, and I do think that an upgrade would be more worth it than fixing the camera. Four years was a good amount of time for a beginner like me to learn photography, and I want to dig a little deeper, but not too much that I have to spend thousands of dollars just for equipment. If anyone wants to know, I am currently saving up for a Canon 6d.
Now, if you go to Point Reyes, you should never miss out on going to the lighthouse. We tried our best to make it on time, but because traffic wasn’t being a friend, we couldn’t go down to the lighthouse. Maybe, in this year, we can try going again and actually make it down there.
Another beautiful scenery you cannot miss in Point Reyes is the Cypress Tree Tunnel. Tall and beautiful trees surround a road that fits around two cars, and when wind blows through the trees, it’s the most amazing feeling. I think my family and I spend around an hour just sitting in our car with the windows open and talking and enjoying the scene.
Another little surprise that made this trip special was the family of deer that I encountered on my way back from trying to visit the lighthouse. I was very disappointed that I couldn’t go down, but my dad suddenly said that there was a deer and I immediately ran towards them.
What a pleasant surprise it was to see a family – or so I thought – of deer enjoying the scenery just as I was.
The ocean and land in the back definitely helped add to the mood of the photographs. Point Reyes was beautiful alone, but with these deer in the front – it was spectacular.
Point Reyes is such a beautiful place, and though it took such a long time to reach our destination, it was so worth it. I definitely recommend it to families since it’s more about the time you spend together talking more than the activities that you do there.