Clayton Blakley

Raised in and loves Sac region; Sac State grad; VP @comstocksmag; love dogs, food, photography, writing, travel, fitness, fun

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Predawn exploring at Santa Monica Pier a couple months back. Was hoping for an epic sunrise but had to settle for the moody gloomy clouds. Always next time I suppose ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธโ˜๏ธ๐ŸŽก๐Ÿค™๐ŸผHappy Friday!! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ


If you know me Iโ€™m normally going for long exposure and smooth waters but sometimes you just want to see ducks swimming through rippled waters... ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿฆ†๐ŸŒ…๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ


Catching some moody vibes in the Bay. Happy Weekend! ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ



When that late afternoon sun hits the Tower Bridge in all the right places ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐ŸŒค๏ธ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ Huge thanks for all the โค๏ธ on my last post, especially for the generous features by:
Really appreciate the support! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜€


When sunsets go wild....Wishing you all a Happy Friday! ๐ŸŒ…๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸŽ‰


Anyone else love this movie? Such a love letter to my hometown canโ€™t help but enjoy, and I also have special affection for actress Laurie Metcalf. When I waited tables in college, Laurie and Al Pacino came in to my restaurant and I had the pleasure of being their waiter. They were both such down to earth, nice people. Hope everyone gets to see this movie and that it leads to more Sacramento-inspired film and art ๐ŸŽฅ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿฟ๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ๐Ÿคฉ



Hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving with family and friends. Time to go out and stimulate the economy I guess.... ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ›๏ธ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿค‘


Big places that can make you feel really small....Mad love for this exquisite work of architecture in #DTLA. On this Thanksgiving Eve, want to also express mad love and thanks for everyone on IG who has encouraged and inspired me this past couple years. Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving and BIG shoutout to these 2 hubs for featuring my last post: ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ @wildcalifornia_ @loves_reflections


Well apparently I never got the memo that new emojis just got added to the mix, so donโ€™t know if I should be mad ๐Ÿคฌ or sick about it ๐Ÿคฎ or maybe not think about it too much or my head might just ๐Ÿคฏ...Happy Wednesday! ๐Ÿคช



Hereโ€™s your HAPPY FRIDAY sunset. Enjoy.... ๐ŸŒ…๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ


Wonder what the electric bill is for LACMAโ€™s โ€œUrban Lightโ€ every month? ๐Ÿค” Anyway thanks for keeping it lit LA! ๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ’ฐโœจ Oh, and speaking of thanks, HUGE thanks to these sites for recent features: ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ@visitsacramento


You may be wondering why Iโ€™m holding a yellow lantern against a sunset sky with a baseball field below. Well, aside from the fact I really enjoy sunset shots, this past Saturday was Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Greater Sacramentoโ€™s Light the Night Celebration, and the yellow lanterns represent remembrance of someone lost to a blood cancer (in my case my dad almost 3 years ago). Honored to serve as the board chair for LLS Greater Sacramento and many thanks to the LLS team, volunteers, sponsors and fundraisers who supported this yearโ€™s event! ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’กโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’›



Anyone else love this building? Or is it just me? ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒƒ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ Happy Weekend Everyone!


Just had to take some time this past weekend to take in some of my favorite things...bridge, river, clouds, fall colors. Done and done! ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ


Happy Weekend!! Time to get lit!! ๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’ก



What a treat to meet the most decorated American Olympic Gymnast ever, 4-time Gold Medalist @simonebiles who made an appearance in Sacramento today to support @unitedwayccr Women United luncheon benefiting foster youth. Gold medals and a heart of gold, canโ€™t beat that! ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ”Ÿ๐Ÿ™Œ๐ŸผHappy Friday! ๐Ÿ˜Ž


Itโ€™s the weekend! Hope youโ€™re going to explore the great outdoors! ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒ…๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿšด๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ Want to say a big thanks to the following for the recent features:


I know itโ€™s only Thursday but Iโ€™m ready for my weekend to get in full swing!! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿน๐Ÿ˜Ž Hereโ€™s a #TBT post from the @goodinc @havenandflorin Coastal Expedition a few months ago. Model: @cyndalmckay ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿป



So many layers....This was one of my rare sunrise sightings this year, taken at Russian Ridge looking down at a sea of fog, from the @goodinc coastal adventure a couple months ago. ๐ŸŒ…๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿš™๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ‘€


When tragedies happen, and weโ€™ve certainly had our share this year, I always try to take stock of whatโ€™s important and be grateful. One thing Iโ€™m grateful for are all the people who have inspired me with their photography as well as supported me with encouraging feedback. Tap the photo to see just a few, and much gratitude to everyone who has encouraged me these past 2 years! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ


Happy Weekend!! ๐ŸŒ…๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸŒด๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ


"Blue by the Bay" Not yet Throwback Thursday but we'll go with "Way Back Wednesday" with this pic from the @goodinc Bridges & Beaches adventure in April. Thanks to our model Sage (@spcsg) who was so patient while we swarmed like paparazzi....๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ‘€


Extra points if you can spot the dragonfly that photobombed my photo.... He worked so hard to get in the shot I just had to let him stay! ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ’ฃ๐ŸŒ…๐Ÿ˜TGIF! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ


Making the best of a hazy day in the Bay, loving the moody vibes... ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ™๏ธ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ Happy Friday to all and big love goes out to a few of my favorite sites for recent features/shares. Really appreciate the support!! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผโค๏ธ


This image included two things I love, last night's dramatic storm clouds and cool, vintage Sacramento architecture. If you're an architecture fan, check out the latest @comstocksmag and see @aiacentralvalley Design Award winners and #archobs2017 photo contest winners (tap photo to see some of the winners and join us for a reception on Sept 20th) ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ™๏ธ๐ŸŽฏ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ #urbanphotography


When you're looking back through the archives from a few months ago and realize "Hey I forgot to post this one!" Happy Friday!! ๐ŸŒ…๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ“ท


There was something about this scene that struck me as pure magic last night. As I walked over the Guy West Bridge I spotted this little fishing boat below, with these perfect cloud reflections and the bridge in the distance. A minute later and I would have missed this perfect confluence of events. Thanks universe!! โ˜๏ธ๐ŸŒ…โœจ๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ


Weekend sunset vibes...It was a scorcher of a day yesterday but the sunset was California cool.... ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸŒด๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ Happy Weekend!!


Basking in the beauty, near and far... ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ˜ Happy Wednesday! ๐Ÿช๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿซ


How about we go for one more spin? ๐ŸŒช๏ธ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™€๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽฏ Happy Friday everyone! ๐Ÿ˜