Being residents of the Golden State, we may be a bit biased, but we think that California is the greatest U.S. state. After watching this epic time lapse film created by Ryan & Sheri Killackey, composed of over 10,000 photographs of California, you might also be convinced of the same. Surf, sun, stars, city lights! California has it all. West Coast pride aside, however, this short film composed of sprawling landscape shots and tilt-shift captures of miniature boaters is simply a pleasure to watch. Enjoy.
Entries have opened for the 13th Annual California Ocean and Coastal Amateur Photography Contest, which is sponsored by the California Coastal Commission, the California Thank You Ocean campaign, and Fairmont Hotels of California. According to the contest website, the are seeking photograph entries “that reflect the importance that the coast and ocean has [sic] for California residents.” There are three subject categories into which an image can be entered: The scenic coast and Pacific Ocean off California; People and the California coast; California ocean and coastal wildlife. Prizes for the four contest winners are hotel stays at Fairmont Hotel California locations.