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Waking up...San Simeon, CA

Posted by
Mike Hall (California, United States) on 16 December 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Elephant seals start their day with a colorful sunrise at the Piedras Blancas rookery just north of San Simeon, CA.

Thanks for visiting my photoblog. Though I may not be able to respond to every comment, I do read them all and I appreciate your interest.

Céline from New York City, United States

Gorgeous colors !

16 Dec 2010 7:19am

@Céline: Thanks Céline.

James Guillory Photography from Garner, United States

Beautiful image. Looks like you got some great skies on the trip.

16 Dec 2010 2:59pm

@James Guillory Photography: Thanks James.

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

What a gorgeous and precious image all at once Mike!! This stirs the heart as well as the eyes. A perfect embodiment of paren, child ina place of beauty...this is a vision of comfort and peace and we need a lot of that nowadays...I can't tell you how beautiful this is and how it makes me feel - I am just overwhelmed by this one...Great Job, Mike!!

16 Dec 2010 4:27pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Thanks again for the kind words Denny.

JCJ from Troyes, France

a gorgeous place to sleep ;)

16 Dec 2010 7:46pm

@JCJ: Welcome to the blog JCJ, thanks for visiting.

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

love the shore line and stunning sun set. simple and beautiful

16 Dec 2010 7:57pm

@Ainsley: Thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment Ainsley.

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

excellent photo! the seals looks great and the overall composition is very good! combined with excellent light and colours they make for a beautiful scene!

17 Dec 2010 12:54am

@DarkElf: Thanks DarkElf.

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Gorgeous light Mike. You got a great foreground element too!

17 Dec 2010 1:13am

@Julie Brown: Thank you Julie !

Don Smith from California, United States

Their own beach and an incredible sky - if only they knew you were making them famous around then world. Very well done Mike. I got to get to mine one of these days. Had a good meeting and I am on my way home.

17 Dec 2010 6:48pm

@Don Smith: Thanks Don. Glad to hear the trip went well.

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

Awesome light and composition Mike!

19 Dec 2010 7:28pm