jessica__penny Seaweed on Ocean Beach. I love how disgusting it looks on land, given how beautiful it looks underwater. #beach #bayarea #california #igerssf #instacool #jj #nature #ocean #pacific #sea #sanfrancisco 4mon
  •   joe_aguirre_ Would love to meetup and shoot one day 4mon

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jessica__penny I hiked a 7 mile loop in the Purisima Creek Open Space Reserve over the weekend. It was breathtakingly spiritual and humbling to wander amongst massive trees that were hundreds—sometimes thousands—of years old.
The trail first led us 1000 ft down into a redwood forest, to the bottom of a valley. There, we found a bridge over a small creek flowing under felled giant redwood trees from the cliffs above. The forest floor was dark and its breeze cool, with the hot sun blocked out by the canopy of Giant Sequoias. It was mid-afternoon but felt like dusk. I climbed down to the edge of the creek and took a moment to enjoy the silence, only broken by owls hooting and the water babbling.

On the way back out of the valley, the sun was starting to sink, and the rays threaded horizontally through the trees. The birds were fluttering with their dusk song and the bats swooping down to catching mosquitos. As we hiked higher up, the path opened up into a wheat-colored hill of tall grass, huckleberries, and honeysuckle. You could see the entire valley and, surprisingly, the Pacific Ocean beyond it. We felt so far away from the water, and yet, there it was, glistening in the distance.
Fog rolled in like the tides as the sun set behind the mountains, and temperatures dropped quickly. We weaved through groves and chaparral on our way back up to the trail head at the top of the mountain. At the trailhead, there was a guitarist casually playing a slow summer song, and it smelled like campfire.

Easily one of the best hikes I’ve ever done.
11mon

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  •   jessica__penny @timyea thanks! The credit really should go to the state of California for lookin so good 2y
  •   minease 2y
  •   timyea @jessica__penny I'm sure! But you definitely have a good eye for photos. Do you use any kind of effects? That's really cool either way 2y
  •   jessica__penny @timyea thanks! I've been a photographer since high school and it was my minor in college. Just now trying to refine it as a craft. No special effects here... Just a long exposure on a tripod. The light on the tree came from one of those lights on a stake that you stick in the ground. Also you can see so many stars in the High Desert! 2y

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jessica__penny Sunset & Power // Palmdale, CA // #wanderlust #travel #california 2y

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jessica__penny The Cholla Cactus Garden in
Joshua Tree National Park looks like an alien world.
#adventurers #California #desert #earth #hiking #igersla #instago #instacool #mojave #natureaddict #nationalparks #outdoors #roadtrippers #socal
2y

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  •   jessica__penny @timyea you went with the German spelling! Why did I think you and Curt had met on FaceTime? 2y
  •   timyea I think I've said hi to him once or twice but not enough to remember what he looks like. Or how he strikes mysterious poses in front of skull rock. But it's all comin back to me now Jess @jessica__penny 2y
  •   sandscraigept lol 2y

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jessica__penny Self Portrait in the Sand Cliffs // 35mm Film + Diana Mini // #california #sanfrancisco #35mm #film #dianamini #lomography #believeinfilm #filmisnotdead #love #heart 2y

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jessica__penny Indian Summer // #35mm #Photo #Collage 2y

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jessica__penny Sunday Petrichor // #35mm Double Exposure // #istillshootfilm #filmisnotdead #ibelieveinfilm 2y

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