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Road Trip California Coastline Photography

I proceeded along highway 101 to see the fantastic California coastline passing some beautiful cities like Monterey, Santa Barbara, and Malibu. Every city is unique in its way. I roamed around and took some great photos. Still, I realized that I only got the same themes I could capture with my camera. I am talking about the typical tourist pictures.

From Monterey to Malibu

Monterey Pictures

I found a nice place at the local Golf Club in Monterey to park my camper for free. With this great spot, I was set up to stay a couple of days to relax at the beach and hang out in one of the Vape Shops in town. With some good juice in my pipe, I could discover the shores of Monterey with my camera and its hordes of tourists. From there on, I continued the road along the Big Sur coastline.

Santa Barbara Photography

Finding a parking lot for overnight camping in Santa Barbara is tricky. The spots are expensive along the coastline, or you can’t leave your car there as soon as it gets dark. So I had to find a quiet place in those communities with tiny houses. The beach is long and beautiful, and all around, you can find free showers and restroom facilities.

Malibu Photography

Malibu is a fancy little community north of Los Angels along the California coastline. It is also known from the movie “The Big Lebowski” and “Two And Half Man” TV series – a few associations German travelers like me have when arriving in this town.

Somehow I found a well disclosed little spot right where all those Hollywood stars talk about when they mention on television that they just bought a cozy little place in Malibu. So I managed to have several nights in one of those porch neighborhoods without being detected. After three days, I left because I did not want any fuzz with the Police Chief of Malibu.

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Road Trip Photography Santa Cruz, California

Pictures of Santa Cruz, CA

My next destination was Santa Cruz on the California coast. Time was pressing on my road trip. I had to make a giant leap from Nevada to the sandy beaches of California. Some friends from New Zealand came over to Santa Cruz for a couple of days, and I wanted to meet up with them. That’s why photography was not my immediate plan. I became more of a trucker than a photographer.

From Lake Tahoe to Santa Cruz

In Lake Tahoe, I met another friend from my hometown Magdeburg. I crossed Yosemite National Park, a paradise for photographers, but I only managed to get a few quick shots. If you like to take some amazing photos there, I can only recommend that you bring some time along.

In the end, I made it safe and sound to the mecca of skateboarding on the coast of California, where we spent some sunny days surfing and exploring the city with bicycles.

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