Morning Catch, Baker Beach


 

“Many people go fishing all of their lives without knowing it is not the fish they are after.”~ Henry David Thoreau

 

 

Morning Catch, Baker Beach

Morning Catch, Baker Beach

 

 

“Solitude is the place of purification. ” Martin Buber

 

 

Fishing Basket

Fishing Basket

 

 

 

If I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again, I won’t look any further than my own back yard. Because if it isn’t there, I never really lost it to begin with.”~ L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

 

 

Heading Home

Heading Home

 

 

“I like this place and could willing waste my time in it.” ~ William Shakespeare

 

 

Incoming Tide

Incoming Tide

 

 

 

Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels.”~ Bertolt Brecht

 

 

Mussels

Mussels

 

 

Categories: Black and White, Landscapes, Nature, Portraits, Sunrise, Sunset, TravelTags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

60 comments

  1. Beautiful Mono photos… thank you for stopping by and leaving your footprints ☮

  2. A beautiful series. Love the first for the light and composition, and the fisherman so nicely placed. The last one is a great study in tones.

  3. wow, great shots, if I may !!

  4. Beautiful photos and love the Thoreau and Wizard of Oz quotes :)!

  5. Gorgeous gorgeous photos. 🙂

  6. Hi Jane,
    Pete and I just returned from a trip to Austin and while there I spent time going through all your photographs. I find them truly amazing. They show your “soul” and as John Sanders stated you are an artist posing as a photographer. Know you must be having a wonderful summer. You are missed here. Ann

  7. love that these are black n white….they give me a very peaceful feeling…..the mussles have such great detail…..

  8. Looks like I’m not the only one favouring the Fishing Basket, though really all of these phots are wonderful! 🙂

  9. A wonderful set of pictures.

  10. These are perfect in B & W. I love the fog dances around the very tips of the bridge.

  11. Such beautiful shots!! Black and White are a weakness of mine and these hit me hard!

  12. Love your photos and Brechts quotation~
    Don’t look so far , or too hard, when happiness is right there just waiting to be had.

  13. Those are super well done Jane! Very creative and unique!

  14. Thank you Jane for sharing these very nice pictures.
    I enjoyed SF many years ago and your view into the bay touched my soul.

  15. Very nice pictures! I wonder if the catch tastes any good. I always see people fishing right on the shore in San Diego but when I know how much gross stuff ends up right there in the ocean from the street sewers, I can’t imagine eating it…

    • Thanks, Milka. Not sure, although there were warnings about harvesting the mussels at this time of year. I assume most of the seafood we eat is from deeper ocean waters, although, there are always lots of people fishing around the shores of SF. Glad you enjoyed these images.

  16. Great shots! My favourite is the first one.

  17. Love it. Great shots Jane. Wish I’d had more time to spend in San Francisco.

  18. So many of your photos capture those ” single ones” on the beach or on the mountain top… You have alittle eagle eye for these scenes and I just love them. Linda

  19. Great photos, especially love the contrasts in the first one. The fisherman lends an amazing perspective to the piece.

  20. As always a fantastic serie of great photos. I liked them all but he one of the lonely fishing basket with the silhouettes of the bird and the bridge in the background is magic ! // Maria 🙂

  21. Fantastic series! love the first one.
    Ciao, Teresa

  22. Wonderful series!! I love the first one especially – it’s the fisherman who gives the special “kick”…

  23. Those photographs are how I see the sea….strong, scary and imposing.

    • Hi Sharon– Yes! The sea can feel that way and this morning was one of them.. the tide was coming in quickly and I had to really watch myself. The fisherman was a real bonus. Thanks so much for letting me know.

  24. Beautiful set Jane – especially like your opening shot.

  25. Absolutely brilliant post! Superb photos, and fabulous quotes, indeed. Exemplary! Many cheers,

    Autumn Jade

  26. My favorite out of the set is Fishing Basket. I had to zoom in so I could check out that cool looking texture on the rocks. My focus started at the lower portion and then were led right up the rake handle to the bridge. My eyes were led all over the photo. I also like that lone seagull.

    • Hi Gordon, Wow– means a lot that Fishing Basket– a favorite– inspired you to look closer and that it drew your eye to explore. Thank you so much! ps– i was pleased that seagull was hanging out there.

  27. Fabulous B&W, so effective against the massive rock features and the Golden Gate Bridge as the backdrop. Love these photographs. I lived in San Francisco all during the 1980’s and this series brings back many wonderful memories.

    • Thank you, Mary. The morning was almost black and white in reality so I shot them as B&W. Baker Beach is a special place and I’m glad this set brought back some pleasant memories.

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