This small bay and beach in the Point Reyes National Seashore is named after the famous English explorer Sir Francis Drake. On Drake's 1579-79 Pacific journey to California, he wrote in his journal of repairing his ship the Golden Hind at a bay of little significance. He named the area New Albion, and declared it belonged to England. "Albion" is an archaic name for the island of Great Britain, and refers to the White Cliffs of Dover. In this view are the most likely Albion cliffs Drake visited.
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gervaso (9247) 2013-09-12 18:58
Even with the bad weather you captured the scene beautifuly, the fog gives a very nice atmosphere to the picture and even helps giving depth to it. Those people are a good scale to the image. Beautiful job!
jadesgran (3997) 2013-09-12 21:20
An interesting note. - Thankyou.
Of course there are many tales of Sir Francis Drake`s epic journey, and this is the first time I have heard your version. However,back to your picture.A well composed picture shrouded in mist, that gives the place an eerie touch to the rocks.I like the inclusion of the two people on the beach, as it gives scale.
Do you know Ray?I never noticed it until you mentioned it!!
Noel_Byrne (13458) 2013-09-13 4:52
The people in this really make the whole scene for me, as it gives an idea as to how huge this place is! hey look tiny against the vast space. Love the panorama style format too.
All the best
Silvio1953 (105720) 2013-09-13 12:45
Ciao Ray, fascinating landscape, wonderful soft colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
bukitgolfb301 (32688) 2013-09-14 1:12
Hi dear David
Wow stunning landscape view of perefct framwrok and tasteful light color touch. Crasters of small sea-birds are very good accesary, horizontally cropped framework is just fit with this fantatsic view.
All the best and have a good Saturday! TAKERO
Miguel82 (14536) 2013-09-16 6:17
Foggy day on that coastline Ray, good dof, some children looking at the ocean, nobody in that place, nice beige colors and neat picture
mcmtanyel (5355) 2013-09-26 18:09
A magnificent view enhanced by the mystifying mist and the inclusion of the birds. I think the blue clothes the person is wearing are the only blue in the photo, which makes that person's inclusion in the frame all the more valuable.