Tall Tales From The Field

“The Sea Was Angry That Day My Friends”

This may have been what Costanza said on a Seinfeld episode but I believe it was a line that Hemingway wrote in “The Old Man And The Sea”.  I’m going with Hemingway because my recent trip to the California Coast reminded me more of a Hemingway novel than a Seinfeld episode. A Pacific Storm produced swells as big as I have ever seen. Most of these images were taken from Carmel through Big Sur and onto San Simeon.  The obligatory sunset images to follow soon. You can purchase these images as prints or downloadable files at dawn2dawn photography   Use promo code PRINTS25 to get a 25% discount!

A passing storm produces high surf along California's Pacific Ocean Coastline near Big Sur

 

A passing storm produces high surf along California's Pacific Ocean Coastline near Carmel

The breaking wave in this shot was about 25 feet although it is hard to tell. Needed a surfer or two out there to give some sense of scale.

 

A passing storm produces high surf along California's Pacific Ocean Coastline near Big Sur

 

A passing storm produces high surf along California's Pacific Ocean Coastline near Carmel

 

A passing storm produces high surf along California's Pacific Ocean Coastline near Big Sur

 

A passing storm produces high surf along California's Pacific Ocean Coastline near Big Sur

 

A passing storm produces high surf along California's Pacific Ocean Coastline near Big Sur

 

A passing storm produces high surf along California's Pacific Ocean Coastline near Carmel at Point Loma.

Unfortunately, Point Lobos Natural State Reserve was closed due to the high surf but I got this shot from nearby Carmel Bay using a zoom lens.

 

A passing storm produces high surf along California's Pacific Ocean Coastline near Big Sur

 

A passing storm produces high surf along California's Pacific Ocean Coastline near Big Sur

 

 

California's Big Sur Coastline

This is a panorama where one frame is on top of another. I liked the big cloud above the beach.

 

Cal Coast Waves_8270Waves crash up and onto Pacific Coast Highway.

 

A passing storm produces high surf along California's Pacific Ocean Coastline near Big Sur

 

A passing storm produces high surf along California's Pacific Ocean Coastline near Big Sur

 

A passing storm produces high surf along California's Pacific Ocean Coastline near Big Sur

 

A passing storm produces high surf along California's Pacific Ocean Coastline near Big Sur

 

A passing storm produces high surf along California's Pacific Ocean Coastline near Big Sur

By this time, the storm had passed through yielding sunny skies and azure waters.

 

A passing storm produces high surf along California's Pacific Ocean Coastline near Carmel at Point Loma.

More from Point Lobos

 

A passing storm produces high surf along California's Pacific Ocean Coastline near Big Sur

 

A passing storm produces high surf along California's Pacific Ocean Coastline near Big Sur

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13 responses

  1. A wonderful part of the world, and fantastic images….Janet.

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    December 21, 2015 at 12:30 PM

    • Thanks Janet. That is a special place!

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      December 21, 2015 at 1:32 PM

      • Your beautiful photographs make me want to re-visit the area. Happy holidays. Janet:)

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        December 22, 2015 at 1:36 AM

  2. Excellent! Gruß Alois

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    December 21, 2015 at 1:19 PM

  3. Phenomenal shots! WOW!!! ❤

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    December 21, 2015 at 1:50 PM

  4. Rich Proctor

    Beautiful work!!

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    December 21, 2015 at 5:40 PM

  5. How I love the California coast! You’ve captured its beauty so well – those surf shots are triple wows!

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    December 21, 2015 at 7:26 PM

  6. That indeed is a very special and mystique place and you captured it so amazingly.

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    December 22, 2015 at 12:35 AM

  7. I like all of these, but my favorite is the second one, where the breaking wave and the low line of clouds mirror each other.

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    December 22, 2015 at 8:21 AM

  8. Very beautiful photography.

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    December 30, 2015 at 12:21 AM

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