This is another picture taken while we were between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. This time we got out of the van to take this shot, the picture was taken passing through the Pacific Coast Highway, really a beautiful seashore highway where in every mile you have a new beautiful view with the high cliffs and the ocean bellow. The trip took us about 9 hours driving with 2 hours for lunch at Carmel. Our day wasn't a sunny day, was mostly cloudy with some fairly good sunlight in between.
Hope you like it.
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D200
Software Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Exposure Time 180 sec
ISO Speed Ratings 100
Focal Length 18 mm
Date Taken 2008-05-24 17:29
Metering Mode Pattern
File Size 190 kb
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izmirli (3989) 2008-06-22 23:21
good morning dear emile
excellent beach and nature.excellent colours and rockys.wonderful landscape and depth.well done.
testmaniac (13508) 2008-06-22 23:22
Hi Emile, nice landscape and cool view!
robertosalguero (284) 2008-06-22 23:25
Que lugar mas bonito. Es una costa muy dramatica con sus desfiladeros profundos y mar azul. Pienso que manejar por esta carretera ha de ser inolvidable. Bonita foto y glad que hayas tenido una buena vacacion. Gracias Emile.
syd1946 (18663) 2008-06-22 23:27
The place is very beautiful and the soft lighting gives a nice sense to the atmosphere.I like it very much in under these natural conditions...
siolaw (38292) 2008-06-22 23:32
A good POV for shure, giving a large view on the coastline, lots of depth and sense of distance, soft natural looking colors and sharp details.
Gerrit (51935) 2008-06-22 23:51
excellent composition. Fantastic landscape, this road is high on my to ride list. Great work.
Docarmo (9639) 2008-06-23 0:17
Fantastic view, with good DOF and beautiful colours. Very well composed.
Thanks for sharing,
ellelloo (6572) 2008-06-23 0:19
A lovely coastal scene. Good composition an nice, natural colors. Well done!
Tue (37034) 2008-06-23 2:18
A splendid view along the coastline and the high cliffs in the pleasant blue sea. A gorgeous landscape with a nice and peaceful atmosphere, also enhanced by the fine sunlight. Thanks for sharing!
andante (7092) 2008-06-23 3:15
Que te parecio el recorrido? Desde mi punto de vista es una de las carreteras mas bellas que he andado. Constantemente ofrece oportunidades para el fotografo. Has hecho un trabajo excelente captando la linea costera de la famosa carretera/
feather (51130) 2008-06-23 3:35
You had the perfect viewpoint to look along the cliffs. The cliff in the foreground was a good idea to give the image added depth. It is not the strong vibrant colours associated with Nikon but nonetheless the pastel tones present a restful scene for us to contemplate and enjoy. Well done
Cretense (68703) 2008-06-23 3:41
Magnifica vista que corta la respiracion, amigo mio, gran composicion y encuadre, inmenso campo de profundidad, y muy bellos colores! Felicidades!
Floydian (30970) 2008-06-23 3:41
The view is great, but i think all views from that famous road are great. The luck we must have is inside the weather, on clear days it must be awesome standing there. I have been there twice and although the weather was very nice, it was not good enough to present stunning and amazing shots...maybe next time.
The same i see here in yours, there is a kind of typical haze over the water and over the hills, the moisture from the ocean is coming in i think and that's shows far up to the horizon. Adding more contrast would work, but not in the whole picture, on selected area's were you need it, it would work to eliminate it a bit i think.
Nevertheless your viewpoint and the way you composed it is very nice, just as the high cliffs and the different colours of the water...
John_F_Kennedy (43665) 2008-06-23 8:05
An impressive landscape. I like this high point of view and the look along the coastline is great. Well done.
plimrn (21344) 2008-06-23 8:36
The scattered clouds and sunlight add a lot drama to this make contact excellent shot. Looks a lot like the Bixby Bridge stop.
Sorry we didn't make contact but travelling is often a tight schedule. I have a Big Sur theme, so I've added this photo; hope it's okay. Soon I'll get it in the proper sequence.
PaulVDV (29019) 2008-06-23 10:03
Very beautiful landscape picture with great colours and a good contrast between those of the ocean and those of the cliffs.
It must be a fantastic highway to drive on.
Gustaw (21670) 2008-06-23 11:07
Hi, my dear friend!
I like your nice view. Good composition. I see beautiful all nature. Super ocean and coast. Good warm colours. Well done.
alvaraalto (13118) 2008-06-23 11:58
There is a lovely blue haze in this picture.
It gives the image a dreamy atmosphere and also a certain warmth.
josepmarin (58357) 2008-06-23 14:29
Hola amigo Emile,
espectacular vista de este lugar, una carretera vista miles de veces en películas, y que en tu encuadre se ve aún más impresionante, con estos altos acantilados.
Tu encuadre es muy bueno, dividido en tres partes bien diferenciadas y contrastadas, a un lado la costa escarpada, al otro el Pacífico, y dominando la parte superior, el bonito cielo.
Una excelente composición, bien iluminada y con un buen colorido, como siempre.
pboehringer (770) 2008-06-23 17:00
you really got a good day. You never will get a complete clear weather down the Big Sur. There is always haze and fog. I never got to see the horizon free of fog and at least you got a relativly clear sky. Nice framing with the little strip of ground at the bottom of the image.
Did you get the chance to see the Julia Pfeiffer Waterfall?
zeca (19762) 2008-06-23 20:21
Its a beautiful seascape, Emile! You did well when you stopped the car to got out and take this picture. Sometimes we want to do it, but we can´t! I am impressed by the 7 hours driving from SFO to Sta Barbara. Is it because of the rush or you stopped many times like here? I would like to drive this road, so its why I am asking.
stego (24132) 2008-06-24 4:09
Es una vista muy bella, impresionante mismo. Escogiste muy bien el PdV, el pedazito de tierra en bajo y las rocas el el medio del mar dan un equilibrio muy agradable a la imagen. Conseguiste que la niebla no perturbase mucho y evitar que el cielo blanco quedara muy sibre expuesto, lo que es notable.
Un fuerte abrazo, José.
toto (0) 2008-06-24 7:58
belle photo de cette côte superbe avec ces falaises magnifiques et impressionnantes.
Jolies couleurs et bonne netteté de l' ensemble.
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2008-06-24 10:20
Estupenda vista! Desde luego el POV es grande y nos da una vista preciosa.
Un saludo, Oscar
PD: No, no, no desapareceré. EStaré menos actuvo pero no desapareceré...
batalay (38821) 2008-06-24 17:33
A first class image and note about the Pacific Coast Highway. The composition is excellent, showing off the most salient points of the view, as is the light management and resolution. The depth of field is exceptional for an aperture of f/7.1 I see that you took the photograph exactly one month ago. This past 3-4 days we were in Cancun attending a "destination wedding." The astonishing colors of the Caribbean that you take for granted we found overwhelming.
Warm regards, Emile,
AiresSantos (56155) 2008-06-25 2:16
Magnificent POV, sharpness and DOF in this fine composition.
Great colours very well framed and done.
ChrisJ (114043) 2008-06-25 8:00
Superb high pov, with good composition & sharpness. Maybe a slight tweek to brightness / contrast, & an increase in saturation? Well done!
leo61 (0) 2008-06-25 9:50
Great shot of these cliffs and the coastline.Fantastic and dangerous POV and great depth.Nice to see the road.you followed in the distance.
ALIRIZA (16423) 2008-06-25 22:22
Wonderful panoramic scene.Rocks and water very nice landscape. Good light and beautiful colours, too. Well done my dear friend...
pablominto (53746) 2008-06-25 23:18
Good point of view to show this scenic coastline!
Interesting to see the results from the millions of years of work by the Pacific...
This is a well balanced composition with fine details and an attractive colour palette!
japiey (10163) 2008-06-26 10:11
Superb image that makes many to dream...
The composition and the POV gives a definite depth and beauty.
I will dream this land...
Cricri (119495) 2008-06-26 13:29
Le POV bien choisi qui permet d'appréçier les falaises dans ce magnifique paysage, belles teintes des couleurs, trés jolie
Good evening for you
jhm (152938) 2008-06-27 3:34
You chose the right line on the coast, this gives a excellent depth and perspective.
The steep rocks are impressive, also the fields to the left give a nice colour and good presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
ElAprendiz (30) 2008-06-27 7:46
Que gran punto de vista. Aunque la iluminacion en el horizonte trato de jugarte una mala pasada con un poquito de sobre exposicion, supiste sortear la foto, para ofrecernos un espectacular panorama, llena de buenas tonalidades.
paura (47186) 2008-06-27 10:29
O lugar é magnífico, com esse costado mais que interessante. O POV está muito bom para mostrá-la.
papagolf21 (101944) 2008-06-27 14:01
Bonsoir, cher Emile,
Un panorama imprenable ! sujet au vertige s'abstenir ! le cadrage donne bien la dimension du paysage et de sa beauté.
Merci, Emile, de nous transporter dans des lieux où la nature garde encore ses droits.
Charo (51212) 2008-06-28 5:46
Gran perspectiva de esta costa con esos enormes acantilados y playas inaccesibles. Me gusta la vista de la carretera bordeándolo, debe ser un placer conducir viendo tan hermoso espectáculo.
Que pases un buen fin de semana.
Scharan (14144) 2008-06-28 10:36
Bonita paisagem e muito bem registrada. O tom de azul da água é belo e faz lindo contraste com as pedras. Um belo trabalho.
lestans (17168) 2008-06-29 12:04
what a beautiful, wide perspetive to the ocean coast! Rocks are high and over them there are grassy hills
A gorgeous sight.
You make me remember my first tour in California, with a little group of people: when we were here it was my turn to drive!! Terrible, both because I wished to look at the ocan and because I felt vertigo. So I passed the car drive to my husband...
Ciao from very warm Italy
axiotea (21651) 2008-06-29 12:24
For sure you had a good time in contemplating this view and even though it wasn't such a sunny day, you've caught a nice luminosity.
Didi (60588) 2008-07-03 10:53
Very nice view who reminds me Normandy coast; your POV is great.
Well done my friend.
mark_mk (266) 2008-07-07 12:25
Jose just linked this shot when he critiqued my shot of the No.1 and he was right, we stood on the exact same place, but you chose to do a horizontal image and I chose to do a vertical one. Man you stood there only a week after I was there, how funny.
I always love to see how different photographers have different ideas when it comes to the compo, I like your horizontal framing, the colors and the wonderful ocean, I LOVE this place! Thanks for bringing back some memories!
riclopes (35577) 2008-07-17 1:48
Hola Emile, superb view of this famous coast line. The weather tried to ruin your photos, but you succeeded very well capturing the real mood which is actually nice. Wonderful colors and textures on those cliffs and lovely narrow beach downthere.
Un abrazo amigo,
- Copyright: Emile De Boyrie (Emile) (20352)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-05-24
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D 200, AF-S NIKKOR 18-70mm 1:3.5-4.5G ED
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Driving Big Sur from LAX [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-06-22 23:17
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