Kent Cabreira

Kent Cabreira



  • Nikon D70 (retired)
  • Nikon D800
  • AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
  • AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II
  • Tokina AT-X 124 AF Pro DX
  • NIKKOR 70–300 F/4-5.6G (retired)
  • NIKKOR 28–80mm f/3.5-5.6D (retired)
  • Really Right Stuff TVC-24L tripod
  • Really Right Stuff BH-55 ballhead
  • Really Right Stuff BD800 camera plate
  • Really Right Stuff LCF-10 lens foot
  • Really Right Stuff LCF-10P plate fix

Kent Cabreira Photography | Favorites from 2013

Published January 2nd, 2014

A lot less traveling this last year—daily responsibility outweighed photography endeavors. With that said, I feel blessed to be able to gather these few photographs into good memories and unique opportunities:

- a frog that almost posed for me while I was scouting for a dental office staff Christmas card shoot

- a quiet country road and solitary tree provide peace and calmness to an otherwise chaotic randomness of tree branches and a chaotic night (Halloween)

- a predatory bird (and his siblings)—not normally seen in this suburban area—chose my backyard for an afternoon rest for several days in a row

- for the first time in four years of living at this location, a freesia plant blooms

- a goofy little bird struts up and down the front of an aviary, posing for the visitors, while all the other birds stay a significant distance away

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Pfeiffer Beach series

Published February 24th, 2013

I've been blessed with the opportunity to visit Pfeiffer Beach twice during the last two prime seasons for capturing the settings sun through the arch (aka keyhole).

While the masses all huddle together in a tight, uncomfortable—and sometimes rude—bunch trying to get the sun directly through the keyhole, I've found much more freedom and better images (in my opinion) by standing off to the side. Capturing the light while a wave blasts through the hole, the light shaft from the water spray is much more rewarding to me.

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Canadian Goslings series

Published February 22nd, 2013

While wandering through Berwick Park along the Monterey Peninsula Recreation Trail (aka Monterey Bay Coast Trail), these goslings were hanging around with their respective mothers. I positioned myself by a large tree that was nearby, and lay prone to get down to their level.

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Point Piños — Crashing Waves

Published May 18th, 2012

I have driven by this location several times over the last 15 years, but have never stopped to investigate. There is usually a lot of people crawling all over the rocks and plateau, which usually makes for some difficulty in setting up a spot to shoot from. The wind was blowing fairly stiffly, which partially helped create the crashing waves—it also helped keep people away.

After some time, the wind grew more intense which blew the incoming tide into a spray that covered my equipment—making it also impossible to see through the lens. I knew it was time to pack it in…

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Yosemite in Black and White

Published February 28th, 2012

Since my first visit to the Yosemite Valley in 2006, I continue to be in awe of the towering beauty the valley holds. While I feel blessed to have visited at all, I cannot help but feel a primal yearning to return to the area.

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