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Monastery Beach, Carmel California

Posted by
Maria (California, United States) on 31 January 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Point Lobos Peninsula in the distance

Canon EOS 5D 20 seconds F/18.0 ISO 100 28 mm

Thank you ALL for your visit and comments.

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myky from London, Canada

This is a stunning image!

30 Jan 2011 6:02am

Céline from New York City, United States

Lovely tones !

30 Jan 2011 6:12am

Fraucha from Bila Tserkva, Ukraine

Maria, you have these evening shots down pat, what a stunning series you have been posting...you make we wanna come home to the Bay Area and that takes a powerful thing to do that. Thank you!!!

30 Jan 2011 6:17am

sunstone_maria from California, United States

Beautiful light and colors Maria! We were hiking recently with our daughters from Point Lobos hoping to reach the Monastery Beach. We ended up on the cliff with a fence preventing us to reach the long and beautiful monastery beach. Do you know any secret gate how to get there from Point Lobos?

30 Jan 2011 7:02am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Mystical, magical....bravo.

30 Jan 2011 8:02am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom


30 Jan 2011 8:51am

Matt Lomas Photography from Mansfield, United Kingdom

Now thats a great great shot, lovely colours, good composition, like this one more than your previous sloped tree post! I have some landscapes on mine, of a different kidn though, not much water/ocean/lake involved, few waterfalls, why dont you come check them out?

Congrats on the capture again!

30 Jan 2011 9:14am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Certainly another great image Maria, can I ask what time of day it was?

30 Jan 2011 9:37am

@Curly: Thank you, it was taken at 5:26 pm, on Dec 10, 2008. I hope my camera time was right. Most of the times I fail to change the time according to the daylight saving time, but I believe that year was ok, since sun sets around 5 - 5:15 in December.

Nicolas from Sion, Switzerland


quel cile, quelle merveille, avec le rendu doux sur l'eau ces couleur, image de rêve.
Bravo et amitié

30 Jan 2011 11:05am

luwi from Innsbruck, Austria

nice light, very mystic!

30 Jan 2011 11:33am

Franz from Baden, Austria

a mood and atmosphere like in a pleasant dream one doesn't want to wake up from!

30 Jan 2011 12:15pm

Don Smith from California, United States

Awesome image Maria! I have never made an image worth showing from this beach but you certainly have. Was this recent? There have been some incredible skies lately over Pt. Lobos - especially the northern portion. Hope you are doing well!

30 Jan 2011 3:32pm

@Don Smith: Don, it was taken Dec 10, 2008 5:26 pm. Have not been there in the last couple of weeks, but I could tell by the skies I see when driving back from work, that there must be some beautiful skies over Point Lobos, as well. Unfortunately, today is raining just when I intended to go out...

klauSZ from Kufstein, Austria

I really admire how you process the water!
the mood is unsurpassable!

30 Jan 2011 6:26pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

I agree with DOn and what really makes this image over the top super is the touches of light on the rocks in the foreground, a subtle but essential addition to this marvelous and breathtaking image. Just super, Maria! Doggone it, you have nailed it again ;-) - DJ

30 Jan 2011 7:45pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

such a lovely scene. marvelous rocks

30 Jan 2011 9:19pm

fiziskandarZ from United Kingdom

awesome bokeh and interesting foreground! :D

30 Jan 2011 10:59pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

This is gorgeous, Maria ... a wonderful composition, great clarity and phenomenal colors!

30 Jan 2011 11:18pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

beautiful seascape with a great dreamy atmosphere thanks to some wonderful colour tones and light!

31 Jan 2011 2:10am

Mike from California, United States

A great gem from the archives...You got some great color and longer exposure for the water turned out very cool.

31 Jan 2011 5:08am

OpenSpace Images from Wirral, United Kingdom

Beautiful long exposure - great tones and composition.

31 Jan 2011 12:09pm

guillaume from Paris, France

Magic shot !

31 Jan 2011 12:39pm

James Guillory Photography from Garner, United States

Your eyes gets carried thoughout the image. Beautiful image...

31 Jan 2011 2:35pm

JCJ from Troyes, France

very nice tones, good exposure

31 Jan 2011 4:52pm

Amherd Nicolas from Switzerland


merveilleuse iamge et compo, quelle finesse, quelle couleur et effet, splendide.

bravo et amitié

31 Jan 2011 6:07pm

Jean-Louis from Nîmes, France

Encore une très belle photo et de magnifiques couleurs !!!
Superbe *****

31 Jan 2011 8:13pm

Lilly from La Ménitré, France

Wonderful place and great capture !! Bravo !!

1 Feb 2011 2:43pm

Yair Karelic from Ramat Gan, Israel

very beautiful! may I ask what time of day it was?

16 Feb 2011 8:15am

@Yair Karelic: 5:26 pm PT

Canon EOS 5D
20 seconds
ISO 100
28 mm