California Coast

AngeloAngelo Turning frowns upsidedownPosts: 8,937Super Moderators moderator
edited October 24, 2006 in Journeys
I recently drove down the Pacific Coast Highway on a return trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles and snapped a few shots along the way. Hope you enjoy. Comments welcome.

1. Pacifica
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2. The Mission at Carmel

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4. A succulent
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5. Homestead
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Comments

  • TommyboyTommyboy Inveterate Lensman Posts: 590Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 18, 2006
    In a group of nice pictures, 2 & 4 stand out to me. I'm a sucker for architecture photos, especially crumbling old churches. Number 4 is also a really nice close-up; The composition is perfect, and I like it for the title as much as the photo. Number one deserves honorable mention.
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  • ian408ian408 More wag. Less Bark. Posts: 21,227Administrators moderator
    edited October 18, 2006
    I love riding down the coast. Especially the stretch from Carmel to San
    Luis Obispo.
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  • AngeloAngelo Turning frowns upsidedown Posts: 8,937Super Moderators moderator
    edited October 18, 2006
    Tommyboy wrote:
    In a group of nice pictures, 2 & 4 stand out to me. I'm a sucker for architecture photos, especially crumbling old churches. Number 4 is also a really nice close-up; The composition is perfect, and I like it for the title as much as the photo. Number one deserves honorable mention.

    Thanks Tommy. I appreciate the feedback.
  • anwmn1anwmn1 Wandering the Desert Posts: 3,449Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 18, 2006
    Looks like it was a nice trip.

    I would like to see more pics of the outside of the Mission.

    #4 is the best in the series-very good shot.

    I really like shots like 8 and 9 but there is just to much tree not enough coastine.

    I hope to take this trip myself this next year. Thanks for pointing out a few stops.

    Aaron
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  • SeefutlungSeefutlung Unsharp at any Speed Posts: 2,781Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 18, 2006
    ahhh Highway 1 ... considered the most spectacular road in the world. Just gotta love California ... BTW - nice stuff.

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  • ChrisJChrisJ Major grins Posts: 2,156Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 18, 2006
    I enjoyed these, Angelo... you should post them Large instead of Medium!

    I like #6 better than #7, I think it needs the larger perspective. Love the clouds and colors in #1.

    Chris
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  • DeeDee Major grins Posts: 2,981Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 18, 2006
    Angelo....
    Where, exactly, did you photograph #1 Pacifica???
  • AngeloAngelo Turning frowns upsidedown Posts: 8,937Super Moderators moderator
    edited October 18, 2006
    anwmn1 wrote:
    Looks like it was a nice trip.

    I would like to see more pics of the outside of the Mission.

    #4 is the best in the series-very good shot.

    I really like shots like 8 and 9 but there is just to much tree not enough coastine.

    I hope to take this trip myself this next year. Thanks for pointing out a few stops.

    Aaron

    Hey Aaron, I have a couple more of the mission. I'll try and process them and get them up for you. I wish I had gotten a few better coastline shots too... :cry
    Thanks for stopping by.
  • AngeloAngelo Turning frowns upsidedown Posts: 8,937Super Moderators moderator
    edited October 18, 2006
    Seefutlung wrote:
    ahhh Highway 1 ... considered the most spectacular road in the world. Just gotta love California ... BTW - nice stuff.

    Gary

    A little slice of heaven, I tell ya! Hope to get out with you and the shooters soon after my NYC trip.
  • AngeloAngelo Turning frowns upsidedown Posts: 8,937Super Moderators moderator
    edited October 19, 2006
    ChrisJ wrote:
    I enjoyed these, Angelo... you should post them Large instead of Medium!

    I like #6 better than #7, I think it needs the larger perspective. Love the clouds and colors in #1.

    Chris

    Thank you Chris.
  • AngeloAngelo Turning frowns upsidedown Posts: 8,937Super Moderators moderator
    edited October 19, 2006
    Dee wrote:
    Where, exactly, did you photograph #1 Pacifica???

    Hi Dee, thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed the pictures. That location was not too far outside of San Francisco although I don't recall exactly where. I was just driving along and saw those interesting rock formations and pulled over.
  • DeeDee Major grins Posts: 2,981Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 19, 2006
    Location, Location
    Angelo wrote:
    Hi Dee, thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed the pictures. That location was not too far outside of San Francisco although I don't recall exactly where. I was just driving along and saw those interesting rock formations and pulled over.

    Pacifica ends after you pass the shopping center to the left and the beach to the right when you get into the trees that lead to the Devil's Slide area. Ed and I were scratching our heads trying to figure out where you shot this. We were thinking maybe Montara, or Half Moon Bay, but more likely the Pescadero area. I'll have to start paying attention next time we head south along Highway 1.

    Or, I could check here: http://www.californiacoastline.org/

    OK, I think the first photo was taken here: http://www.californiacoastline.org/cgi-bin/image.cgi?image=6260&mode=sequential&flags=0&year=2002

    That's Pescadero Beach about 30 miles south of Pacifica, about 15 or so miles south of Half Moon Bay.
  • AngeloAngelo Turning frowns upsidedown Posts: 8,937Super Moderators moderator
    edited October 19, 2006
    Dee wrote:
    Pacifica ends after you pass the shopping center to the left and the beach to the right when you get into the trees that lead to the Devil's Slide area. Ed and I were scratching our heads trying to figure out where you shot this. We were thinking maybe Montara, or Half Moon Bay, but more likely the Pescadero area. I'll have to start paying attention next time we head south along Highway 1.

    Or, I could check here: http://www.californiacoastline.org/

    OK, I think the first photo was taken here: http://www.californiacoastline.org/cgi-bin/image.cgi?image=6260&mode=sequential&flags=0&year=2002

    That's Pescadero Beach about 30 miles south of Pacifica, about 15 or so miles south of Half Moon Bay.

    Dee: I'm not really sure where it was. I was relaxed and settled in to a long, leisurely drive. With the new Diana Krall CD playing I wasn't too tuned into geography... rolleyes1.gif

    But it might have been Pescadero. Sure looks like it from the site you referenced.
  • ed_hed_h Major grins Posts: 191Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 21, 2006
    One and nine are my picks, the warm foreground contrasts nicely with the gray sky, love the composition in nine, just the kite and rider.
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  • saurorasaurora Major grins Posts: 4,320Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 21, 2006
    Great shots, Angelo! Makes me want to pack up my camera gear and hit the road! Hwy 1 is a trip I have never tired of. Lovely, ever-changing scenery from one end of the state to the other and the most beautiful coastline!!! thumb.gif
  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkPosts: 60,808Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 21, 2006
    Always great seeing your stuff, Ang.

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  • AngeloAngelo Turning frowns upsidedown Posts: 8,937Super Moderators moderator
    edited October 24, 2006
    ed_h wrote:
    One and nine are my picks, the warm foreground contrasts nicely with the gray sky, love the composition in nine, just the kite and rider.
    Ed

    Ed - thanks for looking and commenting, I appreciate the support.
  • AngeloAngelo Turning frowns upsidedown Posts: 8,937Super Moderators moderator
    edited October 24, 2006
    saurora wrote:
    Great shots, Angelo! Makes me want to pack up my camera gear and hit the road! Hwy 1 is a trip I have never tired of. Lovely, ever-changing scenery from one end of the state to the other and the most beautiful coastline!!! thumb.gif

    I agree S - best road trip ever. Took 12 hours to traverse the state (rather than 5 on the I-5) but worth every minute. Thanks for looking.
  • AngeloAngelo Turning frowns upsidedown Posts: 8,937Super Moderators moderator
    edited October 24, 2006
    Andy wrote:
    Always great seeing your stuff, Ang.

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    Thanks Andy. I'm on your turf this week hoping for a killer shot or two...
    wish me luck.
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