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String of Rocks - Point Lobos Reserve

Posted by
Barbara Lee (Oakland, United States) on 20 November 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

I drove down to Carmel for a day and a night with friends this week. Yesterday morning was gray and overcast, the perfect conditions for a quiet stroll at Weston Beach in the Point Lobos Reserve on the Pacific Coast. There are a thousand details and a million patterns waiting to be discovered there. I put on my 90 mm macro lens and just wandered in solitude for almost 3 hours. A wonderful mediation with the rocks and the sea. Today a cold winter rainstorm has settled in over the bay - and will be with us for several days to come. I was lucky to have my special morning at the seashore yesterday.

NIKON D90 1/100 second F/11.0 ISO 400 135 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Tede from Aubenas 07, France

A work of art from nature, splendid shot. Nice day.

20 Nov 2010 9:04am

marci from somewhere in..., Morocco

nature's beaded necklace ... lovely!

20 Nov 2010 9:35am

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Barbara, you have such a great eye for detail. I love the blue pebbles in this crack and the texture of the rock. When we went to Point Lobos on Don Smith's workshop last spring I absolutely fell in love with the place. I could spend a week walking around there!

20 Nov 2010 12:45pm

MONICA from Paradise Valley, United States

Simply beautiful.

20 Nov 2010 2:40pm

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

So you were very lucky when you wandered here....;-) Love this shot, a great natural abstract!

20 Nov 2010 5:29pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

terrific. one of my favorite spots on the Planet

20 Nov 2010 6:54pm

David from Detroit, United States

Excellent! You are very perceptive.

20 Nov 2010 10:22pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

lovely work! love the level of detail here - the stones look just like they have been threaded through and suspended between the rocks...

22 Nov 2010 2:03am

Andrea from Regina, Canada

Fantastic texture and detail, and the processing really makes it. I think the same processing would also work well on the next day's shot.

22 Nov 2010 3:08am

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

I missed these the other day - have been sick as a dog...I agree with Julie here - this is wonderful Barbara!

23 Nov 2010 1:21pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Denny, get well! It is time to eat!

Marie from FRESNES, France

magnifique, quel coup d'oeil ! les couleurs sont très belles.

23 Nov 2010 2:06pm

Sue Schmiderer from Paris, France

amazing...this looks great!

2 Dec 2010 5:40pm

CLODO from PESSAC, France

Hi Barbara

Famous site (I never have been there, but I read and saw some pictures) enchanting for close up photographers who create a world of wonders. Attaching colors and shapes. By the way, did you attend a photo workshop? Do you know the book of B&W pictures of Lucien Clergue "langage des sables"? I am sure you will appreciate it.

12 Dec 2010 3:23pm

1/100 second
ISO 400
135 mm (35mm equiv.)