Monochrome Madness 2 50/52

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For Leanne Cole’s MM2 this week I present another image from last Saturday’s photography adventure at Martin’s Beach with one of my favorite Meet-Up groups which I talked about and shared the sunset image here.

I mentioned that we had changing weather; going from very thick clouds, and no sun, to the sun breaking out, and then the fog rolled in.  I made this image as the fog was beginning to recede.

The seascape here with the rocky shore, and surf is beautiful, and haunting at the same time.

The Fog Rolls in Martin's Beach, CA

Can you imagine a Galleon Pirate Ship sailing past this rocky shore hoping to evade detection and the rocks? 🙂

Nikon Df| Nikkor 24-70mm| B+W 6 Stop Neutral Density Filter| Delkin Digital Film| Tripod| PS CC 2015, LR CC, Silver Efex Pro

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Monochrome Madness 2- Big Sur Coastline

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I’m a bit late with this week’s post for Monochrome Madness 2, but better late than never right? I’ve been under the weather all week with Strep Throat.

The only place I went was to the mall to do some Birthday, and Christmas shopping the week before so, I’m guessing that’s where I picked it up.

I dug into my files for this image. I made this image one evening this past May. I don’t think I’ll ever forget the experience, because not too long after I made this image I was hiking to another location along the cliffs when my boot got caught in the ice plants that were part of the trail, and I fell down then found myself sliding down the cliff. Using my tripod with my camera mounted on it like an axe or pick,  and my other hand to grab onto ice plants I was able to stop before falling over the cliff! It all happened so FAST! I was so silly my only thought was…” Crap, I hope my camera is okay!” I checked it first to make sure it  was still working when I got back up on the trail.  Thankfully both myself, and the camera were fine…dirty, and dazed, but fine.

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I took a higher path out let me tell ya!:)

I’m on the mend and feeling much better today. I hope this finds you all healthy, and safe!

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“Hope never abandons you; you abandon it. ” ~George Weinberg

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“Hope never abandons you; you abandon it. ” ~George WeinbergJulia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

Big Sur
McWay Falls
Pacific Ocean

McWay Fall
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Big Sur
Pacific Ocean

For the history buffs:
After passing through the specially constructed pedestrian underpass, the overlook trail comes out onto the face of a steep bluff about 100 feet above the ocean. The view includes a large sweep of ocean, miles of the Big Sur coastline, and looks directly down into McWay Cove, where a delightful little water-fall drops 80 feet from the granite cliffs. Prior to 1983, it fell directly into the sea, but a major landslide a half-mile north of the cove deposited so much sediment in McWay Cove the the waterfall now lands on a sandy beach. The “new” beach is not open to the public because the surrounding cliffs are extremely unstable.

Nikon D300s| AF-S Nikkor 17-35mm| Tripod