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Shorline Reflection

Santa Barbara photo of the week by Bill Heller, click to enlarge.
Shoreline Reflection
A few wispy high clouds and a great view of the setting sun. We found ourselves at Shoreline park late in the afternoon and decided to take a walk down the long stairway to the beach where we wandered and watched the setting sun. This is about the time everyone on the beach seemed to just stop and watch the beautiful scene. It was a wonderful evening!

-Bill Heller


Santa Barbara City View

Santa Barbara photo of the week by Bill Heller, click to enlarge.
Santa Barbara City College Panoramic View
The panoramic view of Santa Barbara from Santa Barbara City College. To give you an idea of the expanse of this beautiful vista, on the right you can see the Santa Barbara Harbor and Stearns Wharf. All the way on the left where you see the red tile roof peeking out from under the fronds is the Santa Barbara Courthouse.

(Click to see the full size view to really appreciate it) -Bill Heller


View from the Top of Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara photo of the week by Bill Heller, click to enlarge.
View From the Top of Santa Barbara

A beautiful view over Santa Barbara. This is one of the most amazing spots in Santa Barbara. The top of the Santa Barbara County Courthouse Clock Tower. From here you can see from one end of the city to the other, The Mission to the Ocean. This particular angle is overlooking the sunken gardens of the courtyard with the Pacific Ocean on the right.

But before you grab your camera and head over there, you should know that currently the tower is closed for construction work. In a few months however, you’ll be able to take the elevator all the way to the top. Which will be a great help for many people who found the tight climb up the last story above where the elevator dropped them off too much of a barrier to enjoy this amazing spot.

In the mean time I will do my best to bring the beautiful views to you.

-Bill Heller


Santa Barbara Mountain View

Santa Barbara photo of the week by Bill Heller, click to enlarge.
A view of the Santa Barbara hills from downtown State Street
Downtown Santa Barbara mountain view from just off State Street. The light hitting the mountains in the late afternoon really brings out their texture and makes for a beautiful backdrop to the city.

-Bill Heller


Santa Barbara Harbor Twilight

Santa Barbara photo of the week, by Bill Heller Photography, click to enlarge!
Twilight Harbor Panorama
I love to look at the boats in the Santa Barbara Harbor and think about how much fun each one would be, especially on a hot weekend like this. I’m not the worlds expert on watercraft, but I know enough to spot the nice wood sailboats that are beautiful (but a lot of work), the cruisers that look like they could almost be an apartment inside, and the beautiful racing boats. It seems like they must each have a story and they are just waiting for the next chance to go out and write another chapter. But in the evening like this they sway peacefully in their slips dreaming of the open water.

Have a wonderful weekend! Stay cool and safe.

-Bill Heller


Evening at Alice’s Garden

Santa Barbara photo of the week by Bill Heller, click to enlarge.
Evening over Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens
This is Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens, one of the most amazing spots right in the middle of downtown Santa Barbara. At one point they wanted to turn this piece of land into a very large condo development. Fortunately thanks to some dedicated people, we have a place only a couple blocks from State Street where you can enjoy a retreat from the concrete and steel (or in our case the stucco and red tile roofs).

-Bill Heller


I’d Rather Be…

Santa Barbara photo of the week by Bill Heller, click to enlarge.
I'd Rather Be
Would you rather be surfing? Fishing? (or even wandering on the beach with your camera) right now? I know I would! Well, something to look forward to… have a great day no matter where you are!

-Bill Heller


Evening Blanket

Santa Barbara photo of the week by Bill Heller, click to enlarge.
Evening Blanket
Some evenings the fog is so thick in Santa Barbara it seems you would never get a good view of anything. But sometimes it only takes a small change of perspective to see what once blocked your view is actually something to behold itself. I love to watch for the evenings, more common this time of year, when the beautiful thick fog hugs the surface rolling in just at sunset leaving a clear view out above it’s fluffy beauty. As the stars start to glow from above the city lights light the fog from below and the effect is something quite amazing that you would never expect from the surface. -Bill Heller