California is a state in the Western United States. California borders Oregon to the north, Nevada and Arizona to the east, the Mexican state of Baja California to the south; and has a coastline along the Pacific Ocean to the west. With nearly 39.2 million residents across a total area of approximately 163,696 square miles (423,970 km2), it is the most populous and the third-largest U.S. state by area. It is also the most populated subnational entity in North America and the 34th most populous in the world. The Greater Los Angeles area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second and fifth most populous urban regions respectively, with the former having more than 18.7 million residents and the latter having over 9.6 million. Sacramento is the state's capital, while Los Angelesis the most populous city in the state and the second most populous city in the country (after New York City). Los Angeles County is the country's most populous, while San Bernardino County is the largest county by area in the country (Alaska has some larger subdivisions, but they are not called counties). San Francisco, which is both a city and a county, is the second most densely populated major city in the country (after New York City) and the fifth most densely populated county in the country, behind four of New York City's five boroughs.The economy of California, with a gross state product of $3.2 trillion as of 2019, is the largest sub-national economy in the world. If it were a country, it would be the fifth-largest economy as of 2020as well as the 37th most populous. The Greater Los Angeles area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second- and third-largest urban economies ($1.0 trillion and $0.5 trillion respectively as of 2020), after the New York metropolitan area ($1.8 trillion). The San Francisco Bay Area Combined Statistical Area had the nation's highest gross domestic product per capita ($106,757) among large primary statistical areas in 2018, and is home to five of the world's ten largest companies by market capitalization and four of the world's ten richest people.Prior to European colonization, California was one of the most culturally and linguistically diverse areas in pre-Columbian North America and contained the highest Native American population density north of what is now Mexico. European exploration in the 16th and 17th centuries led to the colonization of California by the Spanish Empire. In 1804, it was included in Alta California province within the Viceroyalty of New Spain. The area became a part of Mexico in 1821, following its successful war for independence, but was ceded to the United States in 1848 after the Mexican–American War. The California Gold Rush started in 1848 and led to dramatic social and demographic changes, including large-scale immigration into California, a worldwide economic boom, and the California genocide of indigenous people. The western portion of Alta California was then organized and admitted as the 31st state on September 9, 1850, following the Compromise of 1850.Notable contributions to popular culture, for example in entertainment and sports, have their origins in California. The state also has made noteworthy contributions in the fields of communication, information, innovation, environmentalism, economics, and politics. It is the home of Hollywood, the oldest and largest film industry in the world, which has had a profound effect on global entertainment. It is considered the origin of the hippie counterculture, beach and car culture, and the personal computer, among other innovations. The San Francisco Bay Area and the Greater Los Angeles Area are widely seen as the centers of the global technology and film industries, respectively. California's economy is very diverse: 58% of it is based on finance, government, real estate services, technology, and professional, scientific, and technical business services. Although it accounts for only 1.5% of the state's economy, California's agriculture industry has the highest output of any U.S. state. California's ports and harbors handle about a third of all U.S. imports, most originating in Pacific Rim international trade.The state's extremely diverse geography ranges from the Pacific Coast and metropolitan areas in the west to the Sierra Nevada mountains in the east, and from the redwood and Douglas fir forests in the northwest to the Mojave Desert in the southeast. The Central Valley, a major agricultural area, dominates the state's center. Although California is well known for its warm Mediterranean climateand monsoon seasonal weather, the large size of the state results in climates that vary from moist temperate rainforest in the north to arid desert in the interior, as well as snowy alpine in the mountains. All these factors lead to an enormous demand for water. Over time, droughts and wildfires have been increasing in frequency and severity due to climate change and overextraction,becoming less seasonal and more year-round, further straining California's water security and having an impact on California business and industry in addition to agriculture.
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California is a fabulous state for capturing photos of stunning natural landscapes that are as plentiful and diverse. In California, you can find eco-systems that run the garment from the subarctic to the hottest desert, the highest mountain to the lowest desert, and the beauty of the pacific coast to the urban jungle of its major cities. Visitors and photographers looking to get amazing shots with a camera, a drone, or documenting their trip with those Instagram smartphone snaps, these locations will fill your nature and landscape portfolio and thrill your friends back home.Yosemite Death Valley, Big Sur Redwood Forest, Eastern Sierra Joshua TreeHow to buy Limited Edition Fine Art Photography Prints of California These fine art limited edition California photos are available for purchase as the highest quality photography prints possible today. Beginning with the artistic skill to capture beautiful images of wonderful scenes and using the highest resolution digital and film ( Yes, I do occasionally use Large Format Film Cameras) equipment your selected print is designed and produced to assure that these artworks will give you the pleasure of having fabulous mountain scenes on the walls of your home or office to enjoy for years to come. Fine art photography prints can help to relax and sooth you while taking your mind away from the worries of today's issues. No matter if it is in autumn, winter, spring, or summer, landscape and wildlife photography bring not only a feeling of adventure but drama, the quest for the unknown, and the thrill of viewing pristine wilderness.Jess Lee Photography offers personal consultations with customers to determine which size, style, and presentation of print is best for you so we can produce custom prints tailored to your needs. Printing and shipping of my landscape and nature photos are handled by world-class professional print labs. For licensing inquiries for a special project, contact me. I’m here to help as you select artwork for your home or office. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
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The photos from this gallery are made as collectible, museum quality, exclusive, fine art, limited edition luxurious prints. These prints are made from the finest materials in the industry and are available as Lumachrome® HD Trulife® Acrylic Prints, Exhibit Mounted Metal Prints, and Fuji Crystal Archive Prints. The prints ordered from this gallery are delivered signed and numbered. In addition, along with the luxurious collectible print, you will receive a Certificate of Authenticity sign by myself.
After selecting the desired photo, just select the type and size of print you would like to purchase in the area beneath the photo. If you are looking for a different size than what is shown or have any other questions or special needs, please contact us.. For more information and details regarding these museum quality landscape prints for sale, please click on this link to our Prints Page. I appreciate you taking the time to look at the many images I have to offer and if you have any questions or special needs, I would be happy to hear from you.