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Foggy Evening, Sobranes Arch, Big Sur

Posted by
Don Smith (California, United States) on 14 May 2012 in Landscape & Rural.


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4th Annual Summer Big Sur Workshop - Mystical Fog and Colorful Headlands - August 21-24, 2012
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A fog-shrouded evening at Big Sur's Sobranes Point and a placid sea that suddenly turned angry. The juxtaposition between calm and anger created the visual tension I was looking for. I also like adding a splash of color when photographing under mono-toned light and the headlands are alive with spring bloom and colorful ice plant.

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Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Magnificent view, great shot !!! I like how the colorful front stands out against the foggy background ...
A really beautiful photo !!!

14 May 2012 5:28pm

@Baldwin VW: Thanks for your kind words Baldwin.

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Hi Don - I completely agree with Baldwin! This wonderful diagonal line along the cliff's edge just is fantastic. The vivid but peaceful "foregorund" and the tumultouos scene below just induces a wonderful complex of emotions. A really beautiful piece, Mr Smith

14 May 2012 6:51pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Thanks Mr.s Jump. I hope situations are improving for you and your family Denny!

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Wow! This is just beautiful. The flowers on the hill side and the dramatic water below. Absolutely beautiful!

14 May 2012 8:47pm

@Elaine Hancock: It's a very beautiful yet rugged place Elaine. I never tire of photographing along this coast line.

omid from mashhad, Iran

so beautiful!!!

14 May 2012 11:16pm

@omid: Thanks!

LauraS from Chico, United States

Fascinating and fantastic shot. Love the many details to look at, but also the many colors. Incredible.

15 May 2012 12:59am

@LauraS: Thanks Laura.

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

wow! the contrast between the foggy and misty sea and the colourful and calm flora is quite amazing! like two different worlds co-existing next to each other! excellent work!

15 May 2012 3:39am

@DarkElf: SOmeone termed it the "Beauty and the Beast!" Very apropos!

Jerry from Aberdeen, United States

spectacular, love it.

15 May 2012 5:50am

@Jerry: Thanks Jerry!

Arash from Brisbane, Australia

Cracking shot, super colours!

15 May 2012 6:50am

@Arash: Much appreciated Arash.

JCJ from Troyes, France


15 May 2012 10:44am

@JCJ: Merci JCJ!

KriKridesign from Suisse, Switzerland

Claude Monnet, Belle-ile en mer!

20 Jun 2012 2:58pm