Hotel Mission De Oro Santa Nella – Eagles Hotel California Album

It isn’t often that I drove by the Hotel Mission De Oro in Santa Nella California just off Highway 5, but every time I do, the hotel reminds me of the Eagles Hotel California album cover. Several weeks back I was on my way home and passed through Santa Nella at sunset. I took a few moments to snap some photos of the “Hotel California”.

the Hotel Mission De Oro always reminded my of the Eagles Hotel California album cover

You can view the original Hotel California album cover HERE.

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Halloween Sunrise with Amazing Colors

Halloween morning was greeted with stunning sunrise as clouds from the approaching storm provided the canvas to an amazing sky.

Halloween-SunriseAs there was a storm approaching the magical colors lasted for about 3 minutes. It was enough time to run into the house and get a camera to capture the moment.
Don’t forget that Daylight Saving time ends on the first Sunday of November and that a colorful sunrise such as this will now happen an hour earlier. “Spring forward, Fall back”.

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Alex Smith – Colin Kaepernick – Myself and a bunch of other photographers

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith returned to the San Francisco Bay Area just 19 months after he was traded by San Francisco 49ers to face his old team in the newly completed Levi’s stadium in Santa Clara. The game didn’t quite go the way Alex Smith would have liked as the 49ers scored the last nine points of the game for a 22 – 17 victory. 

Though his team was defeated by the quarterback that replaced him and sent him to the Kansas City Chiefs after the game the biggest reunion was with that very same quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

This photo shows San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick #7 and Kansas City Chief quarterback Alex Smith #11 embracing after the game along with a few of their “photographer friends” there to capture the moment.

NFL football: #11 Alex Smith of the Kansas City Chiefs hugs  Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers after the 49ers won their game at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, CA on October 5th, 2014.

#84 Brandon Lloyd of the San Francisco 49ers makes a spectacular catch while covered by #21 Sean Smith of the Kansas City Chiefs in an October 5th, 2014 game at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara.

Alex Smith #11 of the Kansas City Chiefs throws the ball  during the game between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers at Levi Stadium on October 5, 2014 in Santa Clara, California.

NFL football: Kansas City Chiefs vs San Francisco 49ers at Levi Stadium on October 5, 2014 in Santa Clara, California.

It was almost a beautiful over the shoulder catch. Almost.

San Francisco 49ers vs Kansas City Chiefs - October 5th 2014 at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara

NFL football: Alex Smith #11 of the Kansas City Chiefs walks off the field after throwing an interception in the final quarter in a game the featured  Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers at Levi Stadium on October 5, 2014 in Santa Clara, California.The game didn’t quite go as Alex Smith wanted as he walks off the field after just throwing a 4th quarter interception that sealed the 49er win at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.

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Hazlwood At The Summit – Los Gatos – Rachel & Madison Sneak Peek

Here is a sneak peak with several images from Rachel and Madison’s wedding from earlier this month. The Ceremony took place in Hazlwood at the Summit, Los Gatos. Their outdoor ceremony at the Summit of the Santa Cruz mountains with Redwood trees as the backdrop.

The giant Redwoods serve as a backdrop -  Hazelwood at the Summit, Los Gatos

Chalk board sign greets guests - Hazlwood at the Summit, Los Gatos

Bride and groom join guests at outdoor reception - Hazlwood at the Summit, Los Gatos

Members of the bridal party having fun - Hazlwood at the Summit - Los Gatos, CA

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