The California Coastline
About the images in this gallery:
the images in this gallery were scanned from
original photographs taken on the Central California Coastline
on 8-31-97 & 9-1-97. All were
exposed on Kodak Royal Gold 35MM color print film, 100 ASA. No
digital manipulations were
made on these images. All photos were taken hand-held. The enlarged
images are approximately
70 KB and will display at about 900x600 pixels.
first ten shots in this gallery were taken during an unscheduled three-hour
stop at one
of the best kept secrets along the California
coastline -- Point Lobos State Park.
Located just south of Carmel and Pebble
Beach, this rocky point of land has never achieved
the stature of its neighbors -- Monterey and
the Big Sur Coast. The waters of the
Pacific Ocean here display an amazing array of colors, from a deep indigo
blue to an
iridescent aqua to the emerald green seen
here at China Cove. The rock formations
and native flora add to the overall
beauty of this area, as do the seals, sea lions,
and other wildlife that call this point home.
Described by landscape artist Francis
McComas as "the greatest meeting of land and water in the world," Point
Lobos is a must-see for
anyone planning a trip down the California
Just south of the park lies the much more
well-known Big Sur Coast, which includes
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Beach, seen here.
Just north of Point Lobos is Monterey
with its 17-mile-drive, on which these last
four shots were taken. Above is the appropriately named Seal Rock, while
the photo to
the left was taken at Ghost Tree. Here we
see the instantly recognizable and frequently
photographed Lone Cypress, before
closing with a final shot of Seal Rock & its inhabitants.
These photos aren't bad,
but don't you have anything better?
Take me back home;
I want to choose a new destination.
Your web site sucks; where can I see some good
Excuse me, but the information
in this gallery is not accurate.
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This page last updated January 4, 1999