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| p.1 #1 · Sonoma & Mendocino Coast |
My 1st stop was at Bowling Ball Beach, just north of Gaulala, CA, about a 4 hour drive from San Jose.
I had read about how to get there and the trail to the beach.
Well it's fine until you get to the place where the last six feet is a cable & timber ladder. Wet timbers....
Got about 1/2 down & lost my footing and tumbled about 3 ft to the drift wood pile.
Shh.. The wife doesn't know about this
Nothing broken, either body or camera gear, but I was a little banged up & rattled.
Thinking about climbing back up after sunset wasn't a comforting thought
I had brought my Yaktrak cleats but didn't use them for the descent but did for the return!
I was sharing this location with another photog, so not as much freedom as I wanted.....
I don't feel this shot is that inspired & I was disappointed that I didn't take more intimate shots.
Sort of got off on the wrong foot, if you get my drift...
The next morning was very overcast so headed up to Elk Beach areas.
Since this cove was a bit wide, went with the Samyang 14mm to contain it.
This is a closer view of the stack/arch taken with a Mamiya 150mm/EOS setup.
Got this lens for Mamiya 645 film gear, but found out it is very sharp on the 5D.
The sky was really that color as the brewing storm clouds were broken through w/sun
A little further towards Albion there was another cove with stacks.
Took this tighter shot to emphasize the stacks shape both near & far
Definitely want to return in better weather & better luck
Edited on Nov 29, 2012 at 06:13 AM · View previous versions