Playa Balandra is an amazingly picturesque tidal lagoon just north of La Paz. When the tide is in, you can wade across several hundred meters of chest-high water. When the tide goes out, there are hectares of wet sand. It is almost entirely undeveloped -- a small parking lot and a clutch of small palapas is all that is there.
From the air, the water can appear pure turquoise. I encourage you to google for images of "Playa Balandra" to see what I mean. Although I couldn't afford to charter an airplane, I wanted to try to show the scale of the place -- Google Earth says the ridge at the top of this foto is nearly 400 feet above sea level.
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eldancer1 (27829) 2013-04-05 9:36
Very nice capture of this beach but where are the people? They should be out there enjoying this beautiful scene. Good lighting and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
thebest (4276) 2013-04-05 18:09
Such a calm & peaceful place & totally unspoilt... relaxing at such a wonderful location - should take anyones mind away from all the hoopla & nonsense that goes on in the World & transform us to another place in time.
ACL1978 (7467) 2013-04-07 7:58
Looks like an amazing spot, Russ. Your capture, especially given the presence of the woman and dog, really expresses the wide open scale of the place. Sounds like an amazing spot - one of those you wish more people knew about, but also one where you hope they don't find out and clog it up!
Mary (814) 2013-10-18 8:47
I like it! You really catch the 'big-small'dimensions here.Thanks for sharing!
Miguel82 (23367) 2013-10-28 11:27
A sandy bar and lagoon in that coastline of Baja California, very interesting picture of landscape, good exposition and high resolution, a lonely character walking his dog on that beach, all the best, have a nice evening Russ
- Copyright: Russ Ham (EstudioChispa) (1918)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-12-21
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D5000, Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6 AF-S VR DX
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/800 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Beaches [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-04-05 8:07