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cTv RV-Life, Gold, GHOSTS, and Awesome Hotel at Dutch Flat

Deep in the heart of gold country, Dutch Flat Hotel owner Sussy Flanigan gives us an awesome tour, including a room frequented by a darling ghost young girl. But don’t let that scare you away – you’ll love Sussy’s tour of her beautiful hotel. California Travel Videos is all thumbs up and we can’t wait to park our RV and stay at this truly unique and memorable hotel.
http://www.dutchflathotel.com/

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cTv whale watching, Researchers do rare harpoon suction tag at Monterey Bay

On our first anniversary, we started off with Monterey Bay Whale Watch company and had the once in a lifetime experience to witness “up close and personal” the Cascadia Research Collective use suction tags to monitor humpback whale behaviors.  The device uses GPS, etc to monitor movements and even has two cameras!  Fortunate for the 50 foot long, 80,000 pound mammals, elimination of human hunting allowed them to continue their graceful species. And speaking of preservation, also listen to an American Indian play his flute and talk about their effort to protect their sacred land at Standing Rock, the Sioux Indians fear the Energy Transfer Partners (Dakota Access Pipeline) could contaminate their precious water supply.

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cTv, Korbel Vineyards and enjoying cool Armstrong Redwood Grove State Park

Korbel Champagne Cellars

Korbel Champagne Cellars

This time we’re heading West of Santa Rosa on Russian River.  Our first stop was the awesome Korbel vineyards where they make fine wines, brandy, California champagne and brews.  On our second stop we drop by the cool Armstrong Grove State Park, just South from the city of Guerneville.  Check out the next segment where we stay at Casini Ranch and canoe down the Russian River.

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cTv, Point Arena Lighthouse Saving Lives at Sea

Numerous shipwrecks occurred one-half mile offshore due to a sneaky reef 6 feet under the water. The Point Arena lighthouse was damaged by the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, rebuilt to 115 feet tall and was renovated for its 100th anniversary. The prize 12,000 pound 6 foot tall freznel lens features a unique triple set of double bullseye lens, valued at over $3,500,000 dollars. The beam proudly shot out 20+ miles while the new double 1,000 watt LEDs are limited to one short burst every 15 seconds at a more meger 16 miles. Be sure to visit the gift store and checkout the webcam views here:
http://northcoastaviation.com/pt_arena_west.htm

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cTv, Riding the Rails, Roaring Camp Steam Train, Henry Cowell Park, Felton

At last, cTv (California Travel Videos) hops aboard the steam train at Roaring Camp in the Henry Cowell State Park (between Santa Cruz and Felton, California).  While the redwood grove was revered by lumberjacks to provide the best possible wood to build homes, fortunately the Cowell family bought a large tract of land as a preserve.  We dedicate this video to Frank B Lamoly, town Marshall at Roaring Camp for 50 years.

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cTv at Cornerstone Sonoma Crossroads, Sunset Garden Exhibit

Mother’s Day at the Sunset exhibit – What a great opportunity to take our mothers out for the day and a great way to celebrate their day!  Located approximately 1 hour north of San Francisco at the gateway of Sonoma and Napa County in California’s beautiful Wine Country.  If you love flowers, nature, gardens and art this is a place to see.

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cTv Napa Wine Country photography – Tell stories with awesome photos

cTv with more Video/Photos of the Napa Wine Country. In Part 4 we focus on Story Telling and cover dozens of techniques to get dramatic photos – regardless of the circumstances!  We look forward to your feedback and sharing this with your family and friends!

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This concludes our 4 part series on Napa Valley.  We hope we have delivered our promise to you to deliver something that has been fun, entertaining and enlightening.  In our next video we will share with you a fun time spring surprise that happened right in our very own backyard.  Stay tuned!

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cTv Napa Wine Country – Part 3, California Travel Videos and Photos

cTv with more Video/Photos of the Napa Wine Country. In Part 3 we include a few drone peeks, focusing on detail and specialty shots we can all take, including water/reflections, flower and blue hour shots, wine stomping and more. We look forward to your feedback and sharing this with your family and friends!

In segment 4 we will show you how to tell stories with awesome photos.  With tips, tricks and techniques to find the best photo shots and conclude with our critique in part 4.

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Thank you for watching our show and we look forward to hearing from you!

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cTv Napa Wine Country Vineyards – Episode 4, Part 2

Okay, it’s time to head north of the Bay Area to the Napa Wine Country!  Check out our latest episode where we shoot photos, videos (including drone footage) of our nearby Napa County wine country.  In our first of four segments, we discuss tips on photo elements to include while shooting the great outdoor landscape in the vineyards, architectural highlights and more. In Part 2 we talk about photography based on the time of year and time of day, check out wine production, take areal video footage of hot air balloons from our drone, look at details shots, nature shots, architectural shots and more! We look forward to your feedback and sharing this with your family and friends!

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cTv Napa Wine Country – Episode 4, Part 1

Okay, it’s time to head north of the Bay Area to the Napa Wine Country!  Check out our latest episode where we shoot photos, videos (including drone footage) of our nearby Napa County wine country.  In our first of four segments, we discuss tips on photo elements to include while shooting the great outdoor landscape in the vineyards, architectural highlights and more.

In segment 2 and 3 we will continue with discussions what to shoot in the four seasons, how to deal with weather issues, exhilarating action shots like overhead hot air balloons (from our drone) along with our concluding critique in part 4.

California Travel Videos - shooting in the Wine Country

California Travel Videos – shooting in the Wine Country

Thank you for watching our show and we look forward to hearing from you!

To order our photos, please see our online SmugMug site where you can purchase beautiful large canvas and acrylic heirlooms, medium to small photos or even photos printed on other media including greeting cards, stickers, playing cards, coffee cups, shirts, etc.

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