One of my New Year’s Resolutions for 2020 is to do more local photography. I had planned on making the trek down to Pfeiffer Beach in Big Sur but the weather down there was poor. So I replanned and made the much shorter drive to Half Moon Bay.

One of the challenges with intended to do more photography is that it can be hard to plan in advance. The weather can render a planned excursion useless. I was able to find a suitable alternate location today so I’m keeping my resolution so far. However, February kills off most New Year’s resolutions so I’ll need to keep at it.

California, Landscape, Santa Cruz Coast

New Year’s Resolutions

California, Landscape, Santa Cruz Coast

Return to Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay Sunset

I always wonder if returning to the same the photo spot stunts or expands my creativity. Sometimes I think I’m just trying to repeat my past success. On the other hand, Monet painted the same garden over and over capturing it’s nuances in many different lights.

This is my favorite sunset spot near home. It’s in Half Moon Bay, less than 45 minutes from my home so easy to get to. I was here in 2008 and all the way back in 2001. My open question is am I getting better over time?