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Carmel River Beach, California

Canon EOS 5D 1/100 second F/13.0 ISO 400 24 mm

Thank you ALL for your visit and comments.

Visit me at: Maria Draper Photography

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

I love the subtle colors in this, and the movement of the water - great shot!

13 Nov 2010 5:25am

sunstone_maria from California, United States

Maria - beautiful place and great composition, colors. Very fresh!

13 Nov 2010 5:46am

YK from Armenia

I totally agree with the previous coments!

13 Nov 2010 6:33am

guillaume from Paris, France

Very nice composition ! The sea looks real ! Like it !

13 Nov 2010 8:26am

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

What wonderful colors and sunset!

13 Nov 2010 10:50am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

A fabulously contrasted shot Maria.

13 Nov 2010 1:43pm

April Neri from Philippines

stunning shots! i love your set! keep posting...

2 Dec 2010 11:58am

Yair Karelic from Ramat Gan, Israel

I noticed that for different pictures you use different watermarks. any reason for that?

16 Feb 2011 8:16am

@Yair Karelic: Good reason: I changed my watermark, and all images uploaded after a certain day will have my new watermark

sunstonemaria from California, United States

beautiful moment - gorgeous sky, light and colors. do you miss cloudy days Maria? I do so so much. In fact today I followed your direction to the Carmel River Lagoon :) wonderful place especially on a partially cloudy day or near the sunrise/sunset.

4 May 2011 5:22am

Pierre from Cape Town, South Africa

beautiful image! i love the colours and the beautiful cloudy sky. really stunning image.

4 May 2011 6:02am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

gorgoeus beach and a beautiful sky

4 May 2011 6:20am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

So fresh and alive. Stunning!

4 May 2011 6:29am

Sylvie49 capture image from Anjou - Maine et Loire, France

wonderful photo

4 May 2011 6:44am

Jean-Louis from Nîmes, France

Des couleurs somptueuses !!!
C'est magnifique *****

4 May 2011 8:11am

klaus from Kufstein, Austria

water is such an amazing theme in any ways ... ice, snow, water falls, lakes and of course sea with its surf.
brilliant, when also the sun is part of the themes and "wraps" the scenery as in your photo!
all what remains is a lot of longing for silence, relaxing and holidays!
thanks for that!

4 May 2011 10:32am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Just beautiful - a superb shot in every aspect.

4 May 2011 1:17pm

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Absolutely beautiful!!!

4 May 2011 1:41pm

Don Smith from California, United States

Awesome sky and light, but what I like most about images from Carmel River Beach is the turquoise color of the water. Even under stormy skies it reveals itself. Beautiful image Maria!

4 May 2011 1:46pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Every aspect of this view is stunning.

4 May 2011 2:43pm

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

the view is fantastic but the picture is just perfect. The aspect of the close water is especially stunning!

4 May 2011 4:50pm

Marc from Chardonne, Switzerland

dramatic light

4 May 2011 5:28pm

franz from Baden, Austria

you've repeatedly called austria a "paradise on earth"! so what is this then?!? to me, paradise could very well look like this! (or is it perhaps that what we don't have?!?)

4 May 2011 7:06pm

@franz: want to trade Paradise? :)

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

Your images always have a light that is ethereal ... and this is no exception ... just gorgeous!

4 May 2011 8:50pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Love this special atmosphere, great color of the sea and the marvelous clouds..stunning!

4 May 2011 9:44pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

absolutely gorgeous

5 May 2011 12:37am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

beautiful seascape! fantastic colours and good exposure to capture the water coming to shore!

5 May 2011 3:05am

karla from Omaha, United States

This is beautiful! I love the lighting and the sky, and especially the colors in the water.

5 May 2011 4:41am

Isa from France

Couleurs magnifiques, vagues dorées... quelle beauté !

5 May 2011 12:17pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Hi Maria - I am sorry that I missed this yesterday, it is wonderful. The surf is stopped mid-splash - how cool is that. I love the clouds...the clouds have a combination of "wispyness" and drama with the light peeking down through some of the openings. The sunset provides a beautiful backdrop against the land silhouette and the water. The water is, I think, phenomenal the way you have captured and conveyed it..the aqua that Don talks about is certainly there, it extends right out to the horizen, but the surf with the white foam serves to "contain" the beautiful aqua color beautifully. All of this just adds interest all around. There is NOTHING in this image that is not perfect and perfectly seen...This is Monterey Peninsula like it has never been seen before. Just fabulous, Maria!!

5 May 2011 6:54pm

JCJ from Troyes, France

great capture of the light here.

14 May 2011 11:12am

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

The sound of waves is just missing... gold tones and light are gorgeous.

15 May 2011 3:13pm

Canon EOS 5D
1/100 second
ISO 400
24 mm