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Super Bloom in Death Valley

I have lived in California for almost 30 years and somehow never made my way out to Death Valley. So this year, with all the buzz about the Super Bloom and the Centennial Celebration for our beloved National Parks, I thought it was the perfect time to go. I only had one day which was definitely not enough…it is a very very big place!  Being early March, the temperature was manageable but got a little toasty by mid day. We brought our golden doodle, Cali, but if I were to go back I would have to leave her at home, the trails and hikes are definitely not dog friendly. We saw quite a bit of the main sights, though I would love to come back and spend a few sunrises and sunsets…and the stars at night have got to be insane! We checked out Mesquite Dunes, Zabriske Point, Artists Drive, Badwater Basin, Devil’s Cornfield and lots more along the drive. It was beautiful to see the fields of golden flowers among all rugged terrain. We were in awe of all its majesty and beauty. We will definitely be back.

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Big Waves at Ventura Pier…El Nino’s Arrival


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In one of the biggest El Ninos the California coast has seen in years, large waves have done severe damage to the Ventura Pier. With an early start on Friday, December 11, 2015 the waves started pounding and continued all day. Many pilings were torn off and washed up down the beach in the Pierpont area. We will have to wait and see how long it takes to get it repaired so we can all enjoy strolling on it again.





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Bring Home Fine Art for the Holidays!

Surround yourself with beauty and happiness.The gift of a beautiful fine art photograph will be treasured and enjoyed for years and years.

Happy Thanksgiving !!!

Sending you warmest wishes and joy this Thanksgiving from Steve and Stephanie at Latitudes Fine Art Galleries in Ventura and Kauai!!


Anniversaries and Adventures Celebration!



Join us in celebrating two wonderful years on Main Street in Downtown Ventura, and also the Grand Opening of Latitudes- Kauai!! Steve Munch is flying in from the islands to spend the week at the gallery and celebrate with us. We will have light refreshments and a champagne toast along with a fun sneak peek at many of the new images coming in for the holidays, recently created by Steve and Stephanie.

Light Refreshments

Latitudes Fine Art Gallery
401 E. Main Street
Ventura, CA 93001


One Year Anniversary Celebration! October 18th

Join us in celebrating our one year anniversary at our beautiful gallery in downtown Ventura. The year has flown by and we are having so much fun displaying our work on the beautiful brick walls of our 100 year old building at the corner of Oak and Main Streets. Join us the weekend of October 18th for lots of fun activities!

Celebrate with us for our one year anniversary in downtown Ventura

Saturday, October 18th
Noon- 9pm Open House
5:30pm-8:30pm Champagne Reception

Latitudes Fine Art Gallery
401 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001

Photographic Magic: Images of Ventura County’s Coast Trigger Something Deeper | West Is Eden | SoCal Focus | KCET

Photographic Magic: Images of Ventura County’s Coast Trigger Something Deeper | West Is Eden | SoCal Focus | KCET.


Book Release!!

Stephanie Hogue and Steve Munch have published their first coffee table book: “Latitudes…Coastal Photo Explorations”

"Latitudes...Coastal Photo Explorations" by Steve Munch and Stephanie Hogue

“Latitudes…Coastal Photo Explorations” by Steve Munch and Stephanie Hogue

This beautiful full color 13×11 hard bound book contains over 100 gorgeous photos with many two page spreads.  Each turn of the page takes you through awe inspiring beauty from dolphins, whales, seabirds, to piers and classic California scenics. A handful of images come with exciting stories and thoughtful insights.
Books are available at the gallery and also online.

To order online, click here