Small Wonders on the California Coast


The California Coast is full of photographic choices.  The cliffs, beaches and ocean are attention-grabbing so it’s tempting to shoot big. 

I open my mind, narrow my focus, and nature’s patterns, shapes and colors unfold. 

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Embedded

 

“Never trust to general impressions…but concentrate yourself upon details.”

~Sherlock Holmes

 

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Self Portrait

 

 

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Succulent

 

 

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Feather and Nail

 

“Pay attention. It’s all about paying attention. Attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. Stay eager.” 

― Susan Sontag

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Seaweed Cascading

 

 

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Three Rocks

 

 

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Red Leaf

 

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”

~ W.B. Yeats

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Nature’s Wonders

 

 

 

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72 comments

  1. Good stuff, you see beauty in littlest of things that others usually take for granted. 🙂

  2. Ah yes, what a pleasure to photograph the little things one finds on the beach.

  3. Beautiful mini moments, beautifully captured.

  4. Excellent photos. I really like the first and the last photos. Reminds me the nearby coast where I live and my childhood 🙂

  5. I love the vintage feel of the last image, thanks to the silhouettes and the timeless beach scene.

  6. Excelentes macros, Jane! 🙂

  7. Lovely, Jane. My favorite is the last one. Beautiful tones and textures. B & W works here.

  8. Capturing the details is always such a fascinating project. On the other side of it, as a viewer trying to figure out what the details are is immense fun. Love the “Self Portrait.”

  9. Great eye for the detail… It’s the little things!!!!

  10. Oh, these are wonderful, Jane. The details in the first three are just exquisite.

  11. hello Jane, thanks for your wonderful photos! You are always very clever.
    Have happy holidays! 🙂
    many hugs

  12. You have a great eye Jane … wonderful close-ups that prove just that!

  13. Simply beautiful Jane, adore the vitality in every shot. Susan Sontag would be most proud!

  14. Wonderful series of detailed shots Jane, have a fabulous rest of the week. P.s Love the quotes.

  15. Intriguing images, Jane. I love the Yeats quote. He could have been speaking of me. 🙂

  16. I love the seashells and I am intrigued by self-portrait
    😊

  17. Beautiful photos this week, Jane. I like the self-portrait(s)—clever.
    Ω

  18. I love how you captured the random placement of things along the shoreline and the interesting patterns the sea creates. A nice collection!

  19. I am still pondering “Self Portrait.”

  20. Lovely series of photos Jane -unfortunately where I live I am land locked, so I rarely go to the beach. But these make me want to go there as soon as I can 🙂

  21. Highway 101 is narrow in itself and definitely worth our focus.

  22. Looking for you in Self Protrait..can’t find you. Enjoyed that photo anyway.

  23. All terrific jane but esp liked the opener–what an interesting catch! Re self-portrait, I first saw your post in email and didn’t understand your title. On the iPad your reflection is much easier to spot. Fun capture!

  24. Beautiful shots…such great detail…love the red leaf!

  25. A women and her sea– oh how you express your admiration and wonder. I’m in awe ❤️

  26. Every shot a beauty, my favourite: ‘Red Leaf’ , the colour palette exquisite.

  27. Focussing on the details is the best call sometimes…..

  28. Beautiful. I love the self portrait. It looks like your reflection is caught in the eyes of a sea creature with hundreds of eyes. The bubbles seem to be looking back at you.

  29. fabulous images! I am off to the coast today to shoot big (or maybe small!)

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