Seaside Delights


Fujifilm X-T2, Photography, Point Reyes National Seashore, Nature, Landscape Photography, Ocean, Flowers, Plants

It Takes Two

 

Fujifilm X-T2, Photography, Point Reyes National Seashore, Nature, Landscape Photography, Ocean, Flowers, Plants

Wave Layers

 

Fujifilm X-T2, Photography, Point Reyes National Seashore, Nature, Landscape Photography, Ocean, Flowers, Plants

Thistle Pink

 

Fujifilm X-T2, Photography, Point Reyes National Seashore, Nature, Landscape Photography, Ocean, Flowers, Plants

Outstanding in Her Field

 

Fujifilm X-T2, Photography, Point Reyes National Seashore, Nature, Landscape Photography, Ocean, Flowers, Plants

Chimney Rock Overlook

 

Fujifilm X-T2, Photography, Point Reyes National Seashore, Nature, Landscape Photography, Ocean, Flowers, Plants

Like Hellican

 

Fujifilm X-T2, Photography, Point Reyes National Seashore, Nature, Landscape Photography, Ocean, Flowers, Plants

Ice Plant and Sea

 

Fujifilm X-T2, Photography, Point Reyes National Seashore, Nature, Landscape Photography, Ocean, Flowers, Plants, Cows

Bath Time

 

Fujifilm X-T2, Photography, Point Reyes National Seashore, Nature, Landscape Photography, Ocean, Flowers, Plants

Thistle Gone

 

Fujifilm X-T2, Photography, Point Reyes National Seashore, Nature, Landscape Photography, Ocean, Flowers, Plants

No. 451

 

 

These photographs were made this week at Point Reyes National Seashore.Β 

 

 

Categories: Animals, Black and White, Landscapes, Photography, WaterTags: , , , ,

85 comments

  1. That second photograph is my favourite – such a powerful capture – beautiful πŸ”†πŸ˜Š

  2. This post makes my heart happy. I’ve only spent one day at Point Reyes, but it is one of my favorite days ever. I’d dreamed of seeing that iconic lighthouse for years, however we arrived to find it closed during our visit.

    Disappointment turned into delight when we instead took a 6-mile hike through the Tule Elk refuge during mating season and were treated to incredible wildlife sightings that included at least 40 elk (lots of bugling from the bulls), not-so-shy coyotes, a sea lion on the beach, and of course birds.

    On CBS Sunday morning two days ago, their “moment of nature” subject was Point Reyes. I like to think some of those calves they showed were being cooked up during our visit last fall πŸ˜‰

    • Hi Marsi- I’m so happy that you had such a wonderful time in Pt. Reyes. (sorry about the lighthouse) It’s a magical place as you have beautifully described. The beaches are wild and the landscapes fabulous.
      I have my CBS Sunday mornings saved — a favorite part of the show– can’t wait to see! Thanks so much for your great comments.

  3. I do love the feeling of wide open space in the first photo with the path leading our eye outwards. A wonderful place to wander in and photograph.

  4. So many wonderful photos, Jane. I love the thistles and the calves.

    • Thank you, Susan. This was a wonderful day at Chimney Rock- have you been? The cows were particularly amusing this day…I don’t usually photograph them much and I just love the thistles. Glad you enjoyed these. πŸ™‚

  5. Yu’re having too much fun with the titles again, Jane. πŸ˜‰ “Bath Time” is a stand-out for me, and I love that pelican over the waves, too.

  6. Love those cows. Is #4 your nod to Garrison Keillor? I really enjoyed the opening shot. Great sense of place.

    • Thanks so much, Steve. I’m glad that opening shot grabbed you. For me it conveys the feel of walking through those grasses to the vista point.
      And #4 certainly could be a nod to Garrison but he wasn’t in my thoughts, really. πŸ˜‰
      Appreciate you sharing your thoughts.

  7. It’s always good to follow your moos.

  8. As ever, a stunning collection, Jane. I love your thistles! And I always enjoy a cow pic!

  9. Delightful as always Jane 😊. Loved your cows

  10. Hahaha outstanding in her field. Brilliant!

  11. Lovely images

  12. gorgeous photos!! Chimney Rock Overlook kinda reminds me of Big Sur. I looked it up on a map and it looks like it’s near Point Reyes- that’s on my bucket list! So beautiful. Thanks for sharing, Jane!

    • Hi Mackenzie, Yes! Dramatic cliffs not as high as Big Sur but a similar feel. Chimney Rock is in Point Reyes and is a popular and easy hike to the point – a big whale watching and wildflower spot. Glad these sparked your curiosity- thank you!

  13. what a peaceful place…just love how u captured it’s bliss!! Loving BATH TIMEπŸ‘

  14. A little of everything in this post! Love 451

  15. Gorgeous collection ..love the thistles and the cattle and all the others too!

  16. So many of them, aren’t there? It looks blissful, Jane πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  17. enjoyed your visit
    to this wonderful
    place i know πŸ™‚

  18. I enjoyed this varied collection! Wave Layers is a lovely photograph – I’ve tried and tried to capture surf layers but don’t have the eye/skill/technical ability. And No. 451 is such a sweet picture.
    Thanks, Jane!

    • Thanks very much, Adam. I am rather obsessed with waves lately. The wind and surf were wild! I shot this with my 90mm prime (135mm with crop sensor) so it condensed the landscape into a more layered or flattened effect. And I shoot on continuous mode to catch a whole series which is cool to look at in sequence. And that new little calf was certainly a bright spot in the day. Glad you enjoyed these!

  19. I love the sea! Thanks for taking me there! xo

  20. Couldn’t help noticing how you’re playing with words in the caption of the fourth photo.

  21. Wow! What a beautiful place! Thank you for sharing! 😊

  22. hi jane, as always you show great pictures again, I especially like the first, second, fifth and seventh.
    greetings robert

  23. Superb job! Congratulations, Jane! πŸ™‚

  24. Delights indeed… Lovely images. (Suzanne)

  25. One of my favorite places in entire world, as you know. I especially like the monochromes, and especially the bathing cows, which I’ve never seen before.

    • Thanks so much, Michael. It’s a magical place, isn’t it? I don’t usually spend much time on the cows but when I saw them in the water, that stopped me- I’d never seen that before either.

  26. Cute title with #451 πŸ˜‰
    New “ones” bring such a heart smile
    And wonderful post, Jane

  27. Beautiful landscapes and thistles – one of my favorite flowers.

  28. Oh the Pacific – so beautiful along the CA coast. Lovely photos, Jane, and that calf couldn’t be any newer – sweet!

    • Thank you, Eliza. Along with the vast acres of fields and cliffs, there are a number of historic working dairy farms on Point Reyes and I just happened to spot this new little calf! Momma was just finishing cleaning her. Very sweet.

  29. Looks like you had a lovely time at the coast! There is certainly something magical about the ocean and the seashore. Marvelous images, as always. Loved all the captions, but #451 made me laugh out loud!

    • Hi Gunta, Thanks very much. It is such fun to have this place so close to the city. I feel like I’m in a different world up there…serene, yet wild. I’m so glad you enjoyed my hike by the sea. I usually don’t spend much time with all the cows but the light was so good on them! I’m very pleased you LOL’d at #451…🀣my kind of woman!

  30. Lovely and cheerful my faves are the two thistle shots.

  31. Bathing Cows…my favorite.

  32. Fantastic pictures. Love those B&W pictures especially the ones with the cows.

  33. Oh, brilliant, what a productive time! I love the cows bathing, the thistles, but most of all It takes Two, with the leading line ….marvellous!

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