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      09-01-2007, 06:14 PM   #1
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I live in CA but need help and advice.......

I live in socal, but I need to know where some of the absolute most beautiful locations in CA for taking macro and landscape shots are. Board walks and piers, i live laguna and yes the beaches in oc are nice but anyothers? Forests and trees, crazy flowers.....? How bout mexico?! Do you guys think I could get some interesting shots in mexico? I deff think so, what are some beautiful and interesting places in mexico that are close to socal? Thanks for your imput guys
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      09-02-2007, 01:38 AM   #2
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SANTA CATALINA ISLAND. During the summer you can look into the water from a boat and see tropical fish almost ten feet deep clear as day. last time i went our boat got v-lined buy a couple hundred dolphins. it is like $40 for the boat ride tho.
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SANTA CATALINA ISLAND. During the summer you can look into the water from a boat and see tropical fish almost ten feet deep clear as day. last time i went our boat got v-lined buy a couple hundred dolphins. it is like $40 for the boat ride tho.
Wow really?! Thanks, so catalina island, man i cant believe i forgot about that place, and what a cool and simple trip that would be.....i could probably ride a boat there from some where here in oc and 40 bucks isnt too bad at all. Could have some friends come and make a fun trip out of it.
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You could try the Santa Barbara area.
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Wow really?! Thanks, so catalina island, man i cant believe i forgot about that place, and what a cool and simple trip that would be.....i could probably ride a boat there from some where here in oc and 40 bucks isnt too bad at all. Could have some friends come and make a fun trip out of it.
yeah and i think for like $80 you can take a small helicopter. I've only ever taken the boat but I'm sure that the helicopter ride is cool too.

this is the view from the front office of the hotel i stayed at last time i went.
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very nice....i gotta chose a clear day to go, and i'd LOVE to take that helicopter ride but do you think they'd let the side door stay open so i could take pics Nation Geographic style? Hah, i dont think they would....i'd have to cough up and order a private one for a few hours to do that, which is not happening haha. Who knows maybe they'd let me, id get some awsome shots thats for sure.
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Try a Botanical Garden, Zoo, Long Beach Aquarium, etc..
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Just came back from my road trip from San Diego to SF. I took CA-1 from Santa Barbara to Monterey. The scenery was great but it takes a long time if you're stuck behind a slow driver like I was.
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Try a Botanical Garden, Zoo, Long Beach Aquarium, etc..
where are some botanical gardens in socal?
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Right down the street from you.

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http://www.squeezeoc.com/squeezeoc/l...le_1236040.php
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There's also Descanso Gardens, near Pasadena
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where are some botanical gardens in socal?
Also one in Santa Barbara.
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There is also a Japanese garden in Costa Mesa. I also think that hike into Laguna hills would be cool. That one that opens on the Canyon Road and El Toro.
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I like SB and La Jolla go to the cliffs and take pix there also The Scripps Bldg right on the beach near UCSD has a cool all wood structure that extends out to the beach
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I like the Bay Area, the hills NW of Napa, Muir Woods, and anywhere along Hwy 1 going up the coast. Great drive in the coupe as well!
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Boost, head up to the foothills. Angelas National Park.

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