Upon landing at Santa Rosa Island, an Island Packer's guide led the visitors inland to see the Scorpion Ranch relics, and the interior flora & fauna. I opted to take a short solo walk then return to the water. I had the beach all to myself, searched for seashells and relaxed for a few hours until our boat returned to Ventura Harbor.
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asajernigan (21427) 2014-07-24 7:17
This is a nicely composed shot taken from a fine POV. The high vantage point allows us to see the full expanse of the beach. You made good use of the rule of thirds here dividing the shot into 3 distinct sections: water, beach and cliff. The lighting sand colors are great and the photo has excellent sharpness and DOF.
serp2000 (44682) 2014-07-24 7:25
I have never been in Ventura, thanks for this presentation of this part of the State. I see this is not a beach for sunburning. Very strong but attractive nature landscape. Good continuing of this photo series, TFS!
dta (79525) 2014-07-24 8:04
Hello Ray ,
It looks like the algarvian coast in Portugal !
A great view with splendid colors .
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-07-24 9:47
That's one thing I miss since living in the desert. . .the beaches especially California beach. I like your pov of this beach capturing the cliff and the ocean with the distant mountains. Good lighting control and sharp details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
siudzi (34141) 2014-07-24 11:40
Wow! What a superb landscape post this! Love it due to the charming and very well executed intensive colors. The achieved visual effect is simply amazing. Tfs!
Noel_Byrne (32084) 2014-07-24 11:44
It feels like you may have been mid high jump to capture this vantage point, wonderfully high up to take in this excellent lead line of the cliffs. The contrast in color between the sand the blue sky and sea is really notable, and it looks like a very fine beach. Judging by the lack of footprints, this is les travelled place.
thanks as always
arnie (1805) 2014-07-24 12:13
You made the right choice, great capture, good POV that gives depth to the shot with great detail in the cliff face.
lousat (93564) 2014-07-24 15:52
Hi Ray,what say...this place is a great spectacle,magnificent capture from an excellent point of view,perfect choice of the moment with the best light to warm up the rocks colors,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
emka (100773) 2014-07-24 18:29
Hi Ray, I would do the same, instead following the guide and be with other visitors, I would prefer to have this beach for myself. Must be nice to walk along , seeing these colourful cliffs, hearing the waves, have you also swimmed there? If there was a woman there, then she could sell the sea-shells and we would say: She sells sea-shells on the sea-shore. The shells she sells are sea-shells.
have a great day
fabbs99 (17167) 2014-07-24 22:25
Magnificent shot of the Becher's Bay Beach, Santa Rosa Island.Excellent lighting,colors and sharpness in this image. TFS.
Silvio1953 (146565) 2014-07-25 11:41
Ciao Ray, great view of beautiful beach with fantastic cliffs, excellent perspective, wonderful warm colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
annjackman (21899) 2014-07-27 1:51
How wonderful to have the beach to yourself. I am always amazed at how so many places in the USA have very few people as most congregate in cities. A lovely view of the rugged cliffs and sandy shoreline - TFS.
Kind Regards, Ann
Ecureuil (530) 2014-07-30 11:40
une photo bien colorée, ocres intenses et des bleus un peu surnaturels. Le cadrage est bien pensé, le point de vue bien choisi.
Un bel endroit pour une balade photographique.
ikeharel (73539) 2014-08-01 5:13
Thanks for the written remark on your critique, and for your paryers, it is a difficult time for us - but we shall overcome.
A fantastic rock scenery, carved and grind by sea and wind, craeted a marvelous cliff in brown/yellow stone, contrast the blue sea.
Best regards, have a nice weekend,
ourania (47784) 2014-08-01 7:02
I like very much the deep perspective of this view, seen from an elevated point. Depth and height have a very strong impact, the scenery is described in a bold and effective way. The textures are interesting and appealing, so similar to those of the Aegean islands. The movement of the sea is very attractive, the rich, contrasting colours are irresistible and seem to add another dimension to the cliff. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely month,
fritzi007 (11155) 2014-08-03 12:37
beautiful, interesting photo, well done, congratulations!