With enough clouds the setting sun at Carmel Point sets off about a half-an-hour light show. You get magic when you add cypress trees, a water basin, a calm ocean to better reflect the bright sun, sand with a purple haze and Point Lobos on the horizon from framing purpose. Took this hand-held shot whileContinue reading “The Magical Colors of Carmel Point”
I took this shot of Carmel Point with the sun behind me, casting my long shadow to the edge of a cliff where my head was cut off. Yes, I am a bipod photographer, often unsteady in my focus because I don’t have a tripod. But this shot came out fine. However, with the passingContinue reading “The Human Bipod”
When I take photos of Carmel Point, I think “jigsaw puzzle.” This one is good for 5,000 pieces and a finish time of six hours, depending on the cuts.
The jut of rocks and cliffs on the right is an area in Carmel called “The Point” by locals. That’s Point Lobos on the horizon with Carmel River State Beach in the foreground. It’s from here that we get some of the great light shows along the Monterey Coast.
Yesterday’s setting sun at Carmel Point was blinding to the handful of beach goers. I aimed the camera to the right of the glare and captured a few sea gulls walking in the sand. The golden lighting was short-lived but impressive. Someone had stuck driftwood upright in the sand–a nice eye break on the horizon.
I took this shot at Carmel Point–that’s my shadow with my head cut off by the end of the road. A storm was moving in. I don’t remember if I got wet.
Sunsets are often spectacular at Carmel Point, but none better than those with overhead clouds. Note how the pelicans in the distance are enjoying the final moments of light.
Yesterday was one of “firsts” for the New Year. I saw a monarch butterfly flit by before I could grab a camera. I walked by the first California poppy in bloom, complete with an insect on it. And in the sand I saw proof that Big Foot, or maybe it was “Big Hands” hangs outContinue reading “A Day of Firsts”
A pelican watches the crashing surf at Carmel Point on the day I was doused by a wave (yesterday’s post).