Let’s Be Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – The beach

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I’m participating in LetsBeWild.com’s Wild Weekly Photo Challenge. This week’s Challenge is: The Beach!

Well, how often does it happen that I participate in two photo challenges about the same theme? And how often does it happen that these challenges show up in the same week? So I want to apologize for those of you who already saw the photo below in my post about beaches a few days ago. I promise you I have some really nice photos to make up for it in tomorrow’s Macro Monday post.

These are photos from  Coronado Beach in a gallery format. You can click on any photo to open the slideshow. To view any photo in a larger format, just scroll down while in slideshow mode and click on “view full size” on the bottom right on the page. Enjoy!

Travel theme: Beaches

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Today I’m participating in Where’s My Backpack’s Travel Theme photo challenge. This week’s theme is “beaches”. Living in San Diego, it’s easy for me to get to the beach, yet I don’t do it very often. I love the fresh air and the wind, the smell of the ocean. I can’t stand the sand in my shoes and driving around for a parking spot. You can’t have it all!

I featured most of the photos below on my site before but I thought it’d be nice to put them together in a single post on beaches, in this case Coronado Beach. I’m using the gallery format for this today. Click on any photo to open the slideshow. To view any photo in a larger format, just scroll down while in slideshow mode and click on “view full size” on the bottom right on the page. Enjoy!

Sunday Post: Goals

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Today I’m participating in Jakesprinter’s Sunday Post photo challenge. This week’s theme is Goals. I’m purposely not having new year’s resolutions for 2013, but rather “intentions” and a to-do list to make these intentions happen.

Earlier today, I hosted a “vision board” party for about 20 friends at my house. We all got together and organized our thoughts, intentions and goals for 2013 to create our individual vision boards. I have to say it was a very cleansing process and I’m very glad to have completed my 2013 board, which will now be a daily reminder of what is important for me to accomplish this year.

One of the sections I included on my board is titled “Be more creative and artistic”. I have been putting this goal on the back burner for way too long, only for it to itch constantly. I addressed part of it last year by creating this new photography website, but there’s still a lot more to do, like the items on this list:

Sunday post: Goals - 2013 vision board - be more creative
Sunday post: Goals – 2013 vision board – be more creative

Besides taking pictures on a regular basis, I want to spend more time drawing. I got a Bamboo Create graphics tablet for Christmas and I want to make sure to dedicate time every day to draw with it, or even just on paper.

Of course, when it comes to photos, I want to capture new sights several times a week but also update my Facebook page and my Pinterest page, which is pretty much blank right now, and add new photo products to my Zazzle store.

My goal is to take more beautiful photos like the ones I took this first weekend of January at Coronado Beach, in San Diego, California, for everyone to enjoy. I find the Pacific ocean very inspiring new it comes to making new goals for the year.

Here are a few photos of Coronado Beach, named the #1 beach in the USA for a lot of very good reasons. You can click on each photo to see a larger view.

Sunday Post: Goals - Beautiful waves at Coronado Beach, San Diego, California
Beautiful waves at Coronado Beach,Sunday Post: Goals – Beautiful waves at Coronado Beach, San Diego, CaliforniaSan Diego, California
Sunday Post: Goals - Pacific ocean in the background, Coronado, California
Sunday Post: Goals – Pacific ocean in the background, Coronado, California, California