The clouds part and Jupiter shines bright as seen from the photographer’s backyard in Prunedale. This week the planet made its closest approach to Earth in 59 years. Photographed with a Nikon D7100 with 11mm lens, ISO 640, 13sec @ F2.8.
It’s fall! Holly Sigurdsson (left) and Hope Avery, both of Alta Bakery, hold pumpkins grown in the gardens of the Cooper-Molera adobe. Photographed with an iPhone 12.
Let It Happen, a group of three teenage sisters from the Netherlands, brought high-energy dance performances to multiple stages of the Monterey Jazz Festival over the weekend. View more photos and read about some of the festival highlights.
Next Gen Jazz Orchestra musicians play in 1981. The program has been attracting top young musicians from across the country for 51 years.
The annual Carmel Beach sandcastle contest on Saturday, Sept. 17, drew some impressive creations—like this castle seen at sundown. Photographed with a Samsung S22.
On Sept. 13 and 14, the Monterey Symphony performed Love Letter to Carmel, Vol. 2 at the Forest Theater.
A curious woodpecker checks out the other wildlife in Pacific Grove. Photographed with a iPhone 13 pro max.
Dancers from Cosijoeza dance group perform La Danza de la Pluma (The Feather Dance) at Oaxaca by the Sea, a celebration of Oaxacan culture in Seaside on Sunday, Sept. 18.
It’s harvest season. Here, vineyard workers harvest winegrapes at 3am. Photographed with an iPhone X.
Seaside celebrated its second annual Oaxaca by the Sea festival on Sunday, Sept. 18. Dancers from Monterey, Santa Cruz and Mexico performed folkloric dances from different regions. Photographed with a Canon R6 Sigma 70-200mm 2.8.