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Location: San Diego, USA
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Another photo session with my son Tyler on the cliffs in North San Diego County. As most everyone knows, San Diego County is on fire. This has resulted in a lot of smoke in the air and some very colorful sunsets. Although the sky in this photo looks like it’s filled with clouds, it is actually all smoke. The fires are still raging out-of-control today and the amount of smoke in the air is even worse today. God bless our firefighters for their valiant efforts to protect life and property.
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All of my images are available for sale in a wide variety of sizes and mediums including wrapped canvas, metal, acrylic, framed, matted or rolled prints, greeting cards, and much more. Corporate, commercial, and editorial licensing opportunities are available as well.
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๐Ÿ”น Camera: Sony A7R
๐Ÿ”น Lens: Zeiss Distagon T* 21mm f/2.8
๐Ÿ”น Aperture: f/8
๐Ÿ”น ISO: 80
๐Ÿ”น Mode: Manual
๐Ÿ”น Exposure Time: 3 minutes
๐Ÿ”น Tripod: Gitzo 5 Series
๐Ÿ”น Head: RRS BH-55
๐Ÿ”น Filters: Singh-Ray 10 Stop ND
๐Ÿ”น Single shot - no blending
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๐Ÿ”น @great_image
๐Ÿ”น @beautifulworld_pics1
๐Ÿ”น @special_shots
๐Ÿ”น @exploringtheglobe
๐Ÿ”น @love_natura
๐Ÿ”น @jaw_dropping_shots
๐Ÿ”น @themessengerweb
๐Ÿ”น @Yosemite_National_Park
๐Ÿ”น @phototag_nature
๐Ÿ”น @ptk_nature
๐Ÿ”น @cjm_photography
๐Ÿ”น @cool_capture
๐Ÿ”น @photoarena_le
๐Ÿ”น @phenomenalshot
๐Ÿ”น @alecohe
๐Ÿ”น @frabbiter
๐Ÿ”น @nala_rinaldo
๐Ÿ”น @jasoncrowellphoto
๐Ÿ”น @fotografalbumu
๐Ÿ”น @ig_shotz @eclectic_earth @ic_water @ic_longexpo
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Location: Southern California, USA
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Another photo session with my son Tyler at this beautiful rocky beach. I rarely shoot when there aren’t any clouds in the sky and the sun isn’t close to the horizon, but when I saw the waves crashing on the sea stacks, I made an exception! It was so cool seeing the waves explode against the rocks every time a set rolled in. We also saw California gray whales breaching very close to the coast, which made this experience even more special!
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All of my images are available for sale in a wide variety of sizes and mediums including wrapped canvas, metal, acrylic, framed, matted or rolled prints, greeting cards, and much more. Corporate, commercial, and editorial licensing opportunities are available as well.
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๐Ÿ”น Camera: Sony A7R
๐Ÿ”น Lens: Canon 70-200mm f/2.8
๐Ÿ”น Aperture: f/8
๐Ÿ”น ISO: 80
๐Ÿ”น Mode: Manual
๐Ÿ”น Exposure Time: 1second
๐Ÿ”น Tripod: Gitzo 5 Series
๐Ÿ”น Head: RRS BH-55
๐Ÿ”น Filters: Singh-Ray 3 Stop ND
๐Ÿ”น Single shot - no blending
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PHOTO TIP - COMPOSITION: Poor photo composition can make a fantastic subject dull; but a well-set scene can create a wonderful image from the most ordinary of situations. It is critical to understand how all the decisions you make about composition can affect the way a shot looks and how people perceive your photos. The way you frame a shot, choose a focal length, or position objects in a scene can make a big difference in your final image.
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๐Ÿ”น @special_shots
๐Ÿ”น @exploringtheglobe
๐Ÿ”น @landscape_captures
๐Ÿ”น @ip_connect
๐Ÿ”น @cjm_photography
๐Ÿ”น @jaw_dropping_shots
๐Ÿ”น @photoarena_le
๐Ÿ”น @phenomenalshot
๐Ÿ”น @alecohe
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Location: Southern California, USA
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Another photo shoot with my great friend from Seattle, Mahesh @starvingphotographer and my son Tyler. We took a drive up the coast and found this nice rocky beach. The warm rays of the setting sun helped illuminate the top portion of the sea stack and lit up the clouds. It was great sharing this moment with my friend, son, and new friends. We met @_ogsupreme_ and @joeforthenguyen, great guys…..check them out!
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All of my images are available for sale in a wide variety of sizes and mediums including wrapped canvas, metal, acrylic, framed, matted or rolled prints, greeting cards, and much more. Corporate, commercial, and editorial licensing opportunities are available as well.
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๐Ÿ”น Camera: Sony A7R
๐Ÿ”น Lens: Zeiss Distagon T* 21mm f/2.8
๐Ÿ”น Aperture: f/5.6
๐Ÿ”น ISO: 80
๐Ÿ”น Mode: Manual
๐Ÿ”น Exposure Time: 4 minutes
๐Ÿ”น Tripod: Gitzo 5 Series
๐Ÿ”น Head: RRS BH-55
๐Ÿ”น Filters: Singh-Ray 10 Stop ND + 0.06 SGND
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PHOTO TIP - ADDING DEPTH TO YOUR PHOTOS: Incorporating a sense of depth is one of the things that photographers have a lot of control over. Depth can improve the interest of an image and it is also fun to experiment with. Most photographers know that a good foreground can really make an image pop. To take it a step further; ensure that there is a foreground, mid-ground, and background to your images so that you can enhance the sense of depth in the image. This helps to lead the viewer’s eyes into the photo and gives it more of a three dimensional feel.
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๐Ÿ”น @great_image
๐Ÿ”น @beautifulworld_pics1
๐Ÿ”น @nightphotography
๐Ÿ”น @myflagrants
๐Ÿ”น @ig_exquisite
๐Ÿ”น @ip_connect
๐Ÿ”น @phenomenalshot
๐Ÿ”น @alecohe
๐Ÿ”น @frabbiter
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Location: Coronado Island, San Diego, California, USA
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My son and I drove to Coronado on Saturday to shoot the downtown San Diego cityscape. We were happy to see clouds and fog roll in as the sun set. Fortunately, the fog stayed behind the buildings so we had an unobstructed view of the city lights and the reflections in San Diego Bay. It was so fun shooting with my son. Cherish every moment with your family.
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All of my images are available for sale in a wide variety of sizes and mediums including wrapped canvas, metal, acrylic, framed, matted or rolled prints, greeting cards, and much more. Corporate, commercial, and editorial licensing opportunities are available as well as discounts for multiple purchases.
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My Gear & Settings
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๐Ÿ”น Camera: Sony A7R
๐Ÿ”น Lens: Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L
๐Ÿ”น Aperture: f/11
๐Ÿ”น ISO: 100
๐Ÿ”น Mode: Manual
๐Ÿ”น Exposure Time: 2 minutes
๐Ÿ”น Tripod: Gitzo 5 Series
๐Ÿ”น Head: RRS BH-55
๐Ÿ”น Filter: 1 - 6 stop VND
๐Ÿ”น Single shot - no image blending
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PHOTO TIP: SHOOTING CITYSCAPES - For the best image quality, use a medium aperture (like f/8 or f/11). If you want a star effect on the lights, use an aperture of f/16 or higher. Your focal point should usually be on the skyline since it is your main point of interest. Use a low ISO, like 100, to help reduce noise. Long exposures will add interest if clouds and water are part of your composition. Capture reflections in the water whenever possible. Shoot in RAW. Finally, take a few test shots and adjust as necessary in order to โ€œdial-inโ€ on the proper settings.
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๐Ÿ”น @great_image
๐Ÿ”น @thebest_capture
๐Ÿ”น @phototag_it
๐Ÿ”น @phototag_sport
๐Ÿ”น @beautifulworld_pics1
๐Ÿ”น @jaw_dropping_shots
๐Ÿ”น @abbas_kw
๐Ÿ”น @ptk_nature
๐Ÿ”น @exploringtheglobe
๐Ÿ”น @nala_rinaldo
๐Ÿ”น @calendagram
๐Ÿ”น @bookagram
๐Ÿ”น @magicpict
๐Ÿ”น @ig_worldclub
๐Ÿ”น @ig_americas
๐Ÿ”น @phenomenalshot
๐Ÿ”น @ig_lombardia
๐Ÿ”น @ig_bolivar
๐Ÿ”น @alecohe
๐Ÿ”น @frabbiter
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Just a quick temporary post to show the power of the raging water here at Ponytail Falls!
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It’s another rainy day here in Oregon, but that isn’t stopping Dan @danfieldsphotog and me from heading out and continuing our epic adventure! So many mind-blowing world-class waterfalls to shoot. So far, we have shot 7 different falls and 4 more are on the schedule today. We have hiked for miles up and down mountains on very slick and wet rocky trails with 45 pound packs………such a great challenge! (at Ponytail Falls, Oregon (Temporary Post))

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Location: Encinitas, California, USA
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I took this shot just as the sun was dipping below the horizon at a reef in Encinitas California. You would never know from the photo, but the surf was really big, the incoming tide was pushing in hard, and the beach was actually really crowded with both locals and tourists enjoying the sunset. Long exposure times can make a hectic scene look calm and surreal.
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My Gear & Settings
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๐Ÿ”น Camera: Sony A7R
๐Ÿ”น Lens: Zeiss Distagon T* 21mm f/2.8
๐Ÿ”น Aperture: f/11
๐Ÿ”น ISO: 100
๐Ÿ”น Mode: Manual
๐Ÿ”น Exposure Time: 210 seconds
๐Ÿ”น Tripod: Gitzo 5 Series
๐Ÿ”น Head: RRS BH-55
๐Ÿ”น Filters: 10-Stop ND & 0.9 SGND
๐Ÿ”น This is a single shot, no blending of multiple images
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SEASCAPE PHOTO TIPS - Shooting seascapes is very similar to shooting landscapes. You need to include some foreground interest to add depth to the image and lead the viewerโ€™s eyes into the scene. One way to do this is to look for interesting rock formations, logs, or other stationary objects. But donโ€™t just find a rock and place it randomly in your photo. Try and find a pattern or line to lead the viewer into the shot. Experiment with different points of view, camera heights, lenses, and angles to see what works best.

Another important factor to consider with seascapes, or any photos containing water, is shutter speed. This can have a significant impact on the overall look of your photo. A faster shutter speed will freeze the action and will show the water without any motion blur. This is the most realistic way to capture water and would be what non-photographers would expect to see. But we know photography isnโ€™t always about realism. Even though I prefer to shoot with longer shutter speeds, there are no set rules.
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๐Ÿ”น @NorthCountyPetServices
๐Ÿ”น @phototag_it
๐Ÿ”น @phototag_sky
๐Ÿ”น @infinity_shotz
๐Ÿ”น @exoringtheglobe
๐Ÿ”น @sunset_hd
๐Ÿ”น @clubsocial
๐Ÿ”น @carlos_koji
๐Ÿ”น @phenomenalshot
๐Ÿ”น @alecohe
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Location: Yosemite National Park, California, USA
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I took this shot about 30 minutes before sunrise at Gates of the Valley in Yosemite. There had been very few clouds on our last trip so my great friend Dan Fields @danfieldsphotog and I were really surprised when we got up early and saw the cloud cover. We loaded up our gear and headed to this spot hoping to see a colorful sunrise. We were both very happy when we pulled up and saw the sky turning a beautiful pastel blue and pink. We set up our gear and only had time to get a few shots before the sun came up and all the color disappeared.
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My Gear & Settings
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๐Ÿ”น Camera: Canon 1Dx
๐Ÿ”น Lens: Canon 24-105mm
๐Ÿ”น Aperture: f/9
๐Ÿ”น ISO: 640
๐Ÿ”น Mode: Manual
๐Ÿ”น Exposure Time: 13 seconds
๐Ÿ”น Tripod: Gitzo 5 Series
๐Ÿ”น Head: RRS BH-55
๐Ÿ”น Filter: Singh-Ray Color Combo
๐Ÿ”น This is a single shot, no blending of multiple images
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SUNRISE PHOTO TIPS - Do your advance work and visit the site the day before you plan to shoot. Determine the gear that you will use. Check the weather forecast and dress appropriately. Note the sunrise time and arrive at least one hour earlier. Determine where the sun will rise in relation to the spot you are shooting. Bump up the ISO to help compensate for the dark shadows. Remember that sunrise photos are usually best when taken before the sun actually rises because there is a lot more color in the sky.
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๐Ÿ”น @NorthCountyPetServices
๐Ÿ”น @wonderful_places
๐Ÿ”น @jaw_dropping_shots
๐Ÿ”น @neradog
๐Ÿ”น @hdr_greece
๐Ÿ”น @dream_spots
๐Ÿ”น @great_image
๐Ÿ”น @sky_perfection
๐Ÿ”น @clubsocial
๐Ÿ”น @carlos_koji
๐Ÿ”น @phenomenalshot
๐Ÿ”น @alecohe
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Location: Yosemite National Park, California, USA
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I took this shot just as the sun was rising over Yosemite Valley. As the warm rays of the sun hit the leaves of the trees on the bank of the Merced River, we watched in awe as the leaves exploded with color as though they were shimmering. The stillness of the river and calm winds, resulted in a colorful reflection in the water. As usual, Dan Fields @danfieldsphotog went on this epic adventure with me.
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My Gear & Settings
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๐Ÿ”น Camera: Canon 1Dx
๐Ÿ”น Lens: Canon 16-35 f/2.8L II
๐Ÿ”น Aperture: f/11
๐Ÿ”น ISO: 100
๐Ÿ”น Mode: Manual
๐Ÿ”น Exposure Time: 1 second
๐Ÿ”น Tripod: Gitzo 5 Series
๐Ÿ”น Head: RRS BH-55
๐Ÿ”น Filter: Singh-Ray Color Combo
๐Ÿ”น This is a single shot, no blending of multiple images
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PHOTO TIP - WATER REFLECTIONS - Every good photograph starts off with a good composition, so this is the first thing to consider. Your best options for capturing reflections are protected waters such as lakes, rivers, and ponds that are sheltered from the wind. Early mornings are generally the best time to shoot reflections. Determine whether to shoot form a low or high perspective to capture the best composition. Make sure your aperture is set so that the entire scene is in focus. Use a sturdy tripod, mirror lockup, and a remote shutter release to help ensure a sharp image.
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๐Ÿ”น @NorthCountyPetServices
๐Ÿ”น @sky_perfection
๐Ÿ”น @bestnatureshots
๐Ÿ”น @ptk_nature
๐Ÿ”น @beautifulworld_pics1
๐Ÿ”น @clubsocial
๐Ÿ”น @carlos_koji
๐Ÿ”น @phenomenalshot
๐Ÿ”น @alecohe
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Follow my hub @epic_captures (tag # epic_captures) to be treated to some of the best images on Instagram.
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Location: San Diego, California, USA
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Even in the Winter, the beaches are crowded in San Diego. It has been even more crowded for the last two weeks because the temperature has been in the low to mid 70โ€™s (F). It is always a challenge to shoot with so many people in your comp. I usually try to find a place to myself, but its not always possible. Fortunately, shooting long exposures can help make the beach look deserted.
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My Gear & Settings
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๐Ÿ”น Camera: Canon 6D
๐Ÿ”น Lens: Zeiss Distagon T* 21mm f/2.8
๐Ÿ”น Aperture: f/8
๐Ÿ”น ISO: 100
๐Ÿ”น Mode: Manual
๐Ÿ”น Exposure Time: 4 minutes
๐Ÿ”น Tripod: Gitzo 5 Series
๐Ÿ”น Head: RRS BH-55
๐Ÿ”น Filters: Singh-Ray 10 Stop ND & 1.2 SGND
๐Ÿ”น This is a single shot, no blending of multiple images
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PHOTO TIP - SUNSET PHOTOGRAPHY - Learn to predict a good sunset. As brilliant as a sunset can be, the effect may only last for a few minutes, so you have to choose your location, set up your camera, and be waiting for the show to start. Be patient to get the best colors. The few minutes the sun is crossing the horizon can be spectacular, but it is not the whole story of a sunset. As the setting sun lights the clouds from below, in many cases, the richest colors can appear up to half an hour after the sun dips below the horizon.
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๐Ÿ”น @themessengerweb
๐Ÿ”น @beautifulworld_pics1
๐Ÿ”น @allunique
๐Ÿ”น @great_image
๐Ÿ”น @sky_perfection
๐Ÿ”น @sunset_ig
๐Ÿ”น @world_shotz
๐Ÿ”น @superb_shots
๐Ÿ”น @exploringtheglobe
๐Ÿ”น @frabbiter
๐Ÿ”น @clubsocial
๐Ÿ”น @carlos_koji
๐Ÿ”น @phenomenalshot
๐Ÿ”น @alecohe
๐Ÿ”น @brucegetty
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Check out Dan Fields @danfieldsphotog to see his world class images.
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Follow my hub @epic_captures (tag #epic_captures) to be treated to some of the best images on Instagram.
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Location: San Diego, California, USA
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Even in the Winter, the beaches are crowded in San Diego. It has been even more crowded for the last two weeks because the temperature has been in the low to mid 70โ€™s (F). It is always a challenge to shoot with so many people in your comp. I usually try to find a place to myself, but its not always possible. Fortunately, shooting long exposures can help make the beach look deserted.
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My Gear & Settings
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๐Ÿ”น Camera: Canon 6D
๐Ÿ”น Lens: Zeiss Distagon T* 21mm f/2.8
๐Ÿ”น Aperture: f/8
๐Ÿ”น ISO: 100
๐Ÿ”น Mode: Manual
๐Ÿ”น Exposure Time: 4 minutes
๐Ÿ”น Tripod: Gitzo 5 Series
๐Ÿ”น Head: RRS BH-55
๐Ÿ”น Filters: Singh-Ray 10 Stop ND & 1.2 SGND
๐Ÿ”น This is a single shot, no blending of multiple images
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PHOTO TIP - SUNSET PHOTOGRAPHY - Learn to predict a good sunset. As brilliant as a sunset can be, the effect may only last for a few minutes, so you have to choose your location, set up your camera, and be waiting for the show to start. Be patient to get the best colors. The few minutes the sun is crossing the horizon can be spectacular, but it is not the whole story of a sunset. As the setting sun lights the clouds from below, in many cases, the richest colors can appear up to half an hour after the sun dips below the horizon.
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๐Ÿ”น @themessengerweb
๐Ÿ”น @beautifulworld_pics1
๐Ÿ”น @allunique
๐Ÿ”น @great_image
๐Ÿ”น @sky_perfection
๐Ÿ”น @sunset_ig
๐Ÿ”น @world_shotz
๐Ÿ”น @superb_shots
๐Ÿ”น @exploringtheglobe
๐Ÿ”น @frabbiter
๐Ÿ”น @clubsocial
๐Ÿ”น @carlos_koji
๐Ÿ”น @phenomenalshot
๐Ÿ”น @alecohe
๐Ÿ”น @brucegetty
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Check out Dan Fields @danfieldsphotog to see his world class images.
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Follow my hub @epic_captures (tag #epic_captures) to be treated to some of the best images on Instagram.
_________________________________________ (at San Diego, California)