Saturday, August 1, 2009

Carmel By The Sea

The beauty of the beaches along Carmel is apparent even when the weather is cold and drizzled at times. 51 degrees in July - quite a shock to the system after the warmth of Arizona with 100 plus temps! I have so many photos that I liked from this quaint town that I will have to divide it over a few posts. Every where you turned the vistas were stunning, charming architecture, pretty gardens, flowers flourished everywhere. I wanted to share in the post a little of the shores of Carmel By The Sea.

There was drift wood strew about among the cliff side plants, you didn't need to try mess about too much with trying to find a good angle to shoot from. Everywhere I turned and took the photo, it just seemed right.
I love the way the branches reach into the frame of the picture, it feels like you could step into this photo, it has depth, the foggy background makes you wonder what lays beyond. For some reason the ocean smelled especially briny (I can still recall its aroma, much different from the Southern California beaches).


I remember wading through the sand to get this photo, the sand is so very soft and your feet sink in with every step, the bare limbs in the background looked almost like a dancing figure when it was misting.

4 comments:

pdxknitterati said...

Beautiful! I love Carmel; I was there in June. It was cloudy then, too, but still pretty.

Deborah said...

The eye of a poet. . . .

woolanthropy said...

So beautiful in all it's gray mistiness.

smariek said...

You have the photographer's eye. I know exactly where this is, yet I have never been able to capture it in photos the way you have.