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Winter Afternoon at Garrapata Beach, Big Sur, CA

Posted by
Mike Hall (California, United States) on 10 January 2012 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

A late afternoon winter scene along the Big Sur Coast...

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.

Florence from Paris, France

Such a lovely and smoothy sea. Waves like foam. Wonderful use of the shutter speed Mike. Well done.
And let me wish you a very Happy New YEar 2012 ! :-)

10 Jan 2012 9:45am

@Florence: Thanks for the kind words Florence...And I hope you have a great 2012...Happy shooting !

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

Great long shutter Mike!
The soft waves and water is realy beautiful!

10 Jan 2012 5:26pm

@Richard Geven: Thanks Richard.

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Top shot !

10 Jan 2012 5:51pm

@Ralf Kesper: Thank you Ralf.

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Mike this is tremendous! I love the long exosure really works wonderfully with the flow in the sand here in the front of the image - the resulting look really makes for a great foreground feature. I am also really intrigued with the fact that the rocks extra sharpness and the water's extra softness is balanced by the clouds in a soft but articulate shape! The touch of turquoise in the waves there just simply are the icing on this luscious cake...and let me tell you, this image is LUSCIOUS!

10 Jan 2012 5:52pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Denny, thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment...I appreciate the fact you see a lot of the "little things" that make the scene/mood.

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

This is wonderful! I am a huge fan of the amount of movement still evident in the waves, and the lovely soft tones- fantastic!

10 Jan 2012 6:15pm

@Tracy: Thanks Tracy...As you know well, it's a mesmerizing location.

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Beautiful photo !

10 Jan 2012 6:34pm

@Irene: Thank you !

alex centrella from California, United States

F A N T A S T I C . . . . !

10 Jan 2012 7:54pm

@alex centrella: Thanks Alex.

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria


10 Jan 2012 9:31pm

@Stefan: Thanks Stefan.

omid from mashhad, Iran


10 Jan 2012 10:45pm

@omid: Thanks Omid

PD from Kansas, United States

great smoothing effect!

11 Jan 2012 2:54am

@PD: Thanks Paul.

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


11 Jan 2012 3:21am

@john4jack: Thank you John.

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

excellent composition and shutter speed! i really like the motion of the water captured in the foreground - the dynamic atmosphere is brilliant!

11 Jan 2012 3:31am

@DarkElf: Thanks DarkElf...We went down looking for a setting sun shot, but the sun got walled off. Regardless, it's a great location to shoot.

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

The softness and gentle lines are beautiful!

12 Jan 2012 3:55am

@Barbara Kile: Thanks for looking and taking the time to comment Barbara.

Don Smith from California, United States

Very beautiful image Mike - was this recent?

12 Jan 2012 2:46pm

@Don Smith: Thanks Don...It was taken a couple of weeks ago.

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

The foreground lines really pull the eye in, and I really like the color and the muted tones.

14 Jan 2012 1:30am

@Julie L. Brown: Thanks Julie !

Véro from Savoie, France

wonderful contrasts and use of shutter speed !

7 Mar 2012 8:59pm