California Coastal Colors By Jane Lurie1 month ago ( 64 ) Pigeon Point and Buttercups Beachwalker Wave Break, Pescadero Ice Plant and Man Pigeon Point Lighthouse Heading Out Ice Plant Barefoot Standing Tall Perched on a cliff on the central California coast, 50 miles south of San Francisco, the 115-foot Pigeon Point Lighthouse, one of the tallest lighthouses in America, has been guiding mariners since 1872. ~CA State Parks Share this:TweetEmailShare on TumblrLike this:Like Loading... Categories: Landscapes, PhotographyTags: California, Coastal Photography, Fujifilm X-T2, Pescadero, Photography, Pigeon Point Lighthouse, San Francisco Related Articles City Moods By Jane Lurie2 days ago ( 48 ) Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco By Jane Lurie4 days ago ( 19 ) Hello In There By Jane Lurie1 week ago ( 72 ) 64 comments › Freddiemercuryonline March 4, 2020 • 1:08 pm Beautiful 😍😍 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 4, 2020 • 5:35 pm Thanks so much! Should I call you Freddie? Reply ↓ pattimoed March 2, 2020 • 5:03 pm Beautiful seascapes, Jane. Lovely. We’re ready for summer! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 3, 2020 • 10:45 pm Thank you, Patti. I bet! Glad you enjoyed these. 😀 Reply ↓ LisaDay March 1, 2020 • 6:54 am So beautiful. I lovethe ocean. Can’t wait to see it again. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 2, 2020 • 9:09 am Thank you, Lisa. I love the sense of calm I feel when I’m around the ocean. Hope you see it soon. 🙂 Reply ↓ Olivier February 29, 2020 • 12:08 am Superbe série ! J’aime beaucoup ! Bien joué ! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie February 29, 2020 • 4:43 pm Merci beaucoup, Olivier! Reply ↓ bluebrightly February 28, 2020 • 2:49 pm Well done, Jane…that beach walker looks like he has the whole beautiful world to himself. 🙂 The surfers appeal to me today, too. 🙂 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 2, 2020 • 9:08 am Thanks so much, Lynn. It’s amazing how empty some of the beaches are during the week. Happy you enjoyed this series. 🙂 Reply ↓ bluebrightly March 6, 2020 • 2:58 pm Empty beaches! Yes! 🙂 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie March 6, 2020 • 4:24 pm The best! 🙂 Reply ↓ Christina February 28, 2020 • 4:53 am You have such an amazing eye Jane! Your photos are absolutely exquisite! Thank you so much for sharing them with the world! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie February 28, 2020 • 7:38 am Thanks very much, Christina. I’m so pleased you find inspiration in my work. Much appreciated! 😊 Reply ↓ Robert Baum February 26, 2020 • 2:45 am How refreshing! Thanks for your work Jane. Love it! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie February 26, 2020 • 12:10 pm Thank you, Bob. I really appreciate you following my work and taking time to let me know. 😊Hope you’re doing well. Reply ↓ plaidcamper February 25, 2020 • 5:48 pm Lovely images! Loved the sense of scale in Standing Tall. It’s hard (for me) to capture a tall lighthouse well, and this one does just that. It probably explains why I like our squat little lighthouse here in Ucluelet… Thanks, Jane. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie February 25, 2020 • 7:30 pm Thanks, Adam. I happened to have my wider lens on and managed to get low (I am now a big fan of the pop out LCD screens for that) Your little lighthouse is beautiful. 🙂 Reply ↓ Yoshimiparis Photographie February 24, 2020 • 11:01 pm I really like the first photograph with this foreground of yellow and bright flowers which “contrasts” with the blue color of the sea. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie February 25, 2020 • 7:27 pm Thank you so much, Yoshimi. I was excited to see the yellow flowers in bloom for this shot. Glad you enjoyed the vibrant colors. 🙂 Reply ↓ thereluctantpoet February 24, 2020 • 6:22 pm Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet. Reply ↓ www.corneliaweber-photography.com February 24, 2020 • 6:01 pm Jane, your crisp images, make me wanting to hit the road and travel up North from here. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie February 25, 2020 • 7:26 pm Thanks, Cornelia. This is an especially pretty stretch. Road trip! 🙂 Reply ↓ YellowCable February 24, 2020 • 5:18 pm Lovely pictures of the places. I would like to watch the waves at “Wave Break”. That seems mesmerizing. The tall light house is gorgeous. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie February 25, 2020 • 7:26 pm Thanks, YC. I’m with you, I watch the waves often and it is serene and mesmerizing to photograph. Pigeon Point is the tallest on the west coast- I think tied with Point Arena. Appreciate your visit! Reply ↓ belindagroverphotography February 24, 2020 • 4:38 pm Wonderful series, Jane. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie February 25, 2020 • 7:24 pm Thanks very much, Belinda. It was a delightful day along this part of the coast. 🙂 Reply ↓ M.B. Henry February 24, 2020 • 2:21 pm Wow – I love these! Such beautiful pics! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie February 25, 2020 • 7:21 pm Thanks so much, M.B. It’s a fabulous spot on the coast. Glad you enjoyed. Reply ↓ thereluctantpoet February 24, 2020 • 1:31 pm Wow! Loved this post, Jane!!! Love lighthouses! They have such a beauty, purpose, duty and soul!! Bellissimo!!! xoxo 💖🌹😊 Perhaps, you may enjoy my poem – The Lover Of The Light – https://thereluctantpoetweb.wordpress.com/2018/06/26/the-lover-of-the-light-reprise/ Reply ↓ Jane Lurie February 25, 2020 • 7:20 pm Thank you, Chuck. Lighthouses are so poetic. And your poem is wonderful. Appreciate you sharing. 🙂 Reply ↓ thereluctantpoet February 26, 2020 • 5:31 am Thanks, Jane!! I so agree! Really appreciate your reading the poem!!! Chuck Reply ↓ David February 24, 2020 • 12:08 pm Absolutely love your lighthouse photos. I have a fondness for most things nautical. Maybe it explains why I was in the Navy. Some of the best sailors and seamen come from places nowhere near the ocean (or, even the Great Lakes). 🙂 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie February 25, 2020 • 7:17 pm Hi David, I’m sure that’s why you chose the Navy and I’m happy these shots evoked some good feelings. Those inland sailors must yearn for the sea. 🙂 Thanks very much for sharing your thoughts. Reply ↓ Ellen Jennings February 24, 2020 • 8:49 am Wonderful collection, Jane. “Beach walker” really speaks to me… how wonderful to be out on that expanse, alone. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie February 24, 2020 • 9:06 am Thank you, Ellen. I love that scene, too. It’s amazing how uninhabited the beaches are most of the time. (of course this is not a weekend) Glad you enjoyed this series. Reply ↓ Eliza Waters February 24, 2020 • 6:41 am Your photos are like looking through a Sierra Club calendar, Jane – all gorgeous! ❤ Reply ↓ Jane Lurie February 24, 2020 • 11:05 am What a wonderful compliment, Eliza. Thank you so much and it makes me happy that you enjoy them. ❤️ Reply ↓ Eliza Waters February 24, 2020 • 11:58 am I do believe if you contacted a publisher of calendars, they would jump to use your work. Seriously! Or a photo book of CA, SF or well, anything. 🙂 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie February 24, 2020 • 12:05 pm Thank you for your encouragement, Eliza. 😉😘 Reply ↓ Robert Parker February 24, 2020 • 6:25 am Quite a varied palette! Your “Ice Plant” photo looks like an army of plantains (I did my grocery shopping yesterday, and they had a whole counter full of them, but not this many). It’s an impressive lighthouse, and I like that tiny house in front of it, it looks like a dollhouse by comparison. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie February 24, 2020 • 9:04 am Hi Robert, They certainly do! Now I will think of you and that comparison when I photograph them. 🙂 It’s the tallest lighthouse on the west coast- very imposing when you get close. Thanks so much for your great reaction. Reply ↓ Steve Schwartzman February 24, 2020 • 4:35 am According to the same source you cited, “In December 2001, a section of the iron belt course on the exterior of the lighthouse fell off. The lighthouse will remain closed until the structure can be restored.” Reply ↓ Jane Lurie February 24, 2020 • 9:02 am Yes, that’s true, Steve. The park ranger informed us that they will start restoration on it soon. I was happy to get some images before scaffolding appears. Reply ↓ Praise Adesina February 24, 2020 • 4:30 am Beautiful captures Reply ↓ Jane Lurie February 24, 2020 • 9:01 am Thanks so much, Adesina. Reply ↓ paula graham February 24, 2020 • 1:58 am oh…no 2 …perfect colour palette Reply ↓ Jane Lurie February 24, 2020 • 9:00 am I’m glad you pointed that one out, Paula. I loved the colors in that shot, too. The rocks are amazing here. Thanks very much. 🙂 Reply ↓ nationalparkswitht February 24, 2020 • 1:55 am Lovely photos all. It was 108 degrees last time I was in the area with no breeze, so we didn’t have the energy to pull over and explore. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie February 24, 2020 • 8:59 am HI T, Wow! That is highly unusual for this area on the coast. What a shame. Glad these brought back good memories minus the heat! Thanks so much. Reply ↓ nationalparkswitht February 25, 2020 • 2:43 am Yes, it was an unprecedented heat wave. My family all crammed into my hotel room because they had no ac in their apartment. Hopefully weather will be better for this year’s trip lol Reply ↓ Jane Lurie February 25, 2020 • 7:27 pm Hope so! 🙂 Reply ↓ restlessjo February 24, 2020 • 12:38 am My kind of landscape, Jane. I could be very happy there 🙂 🙂 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie February 24, 2020 • 8:58 am Thank you, Jo. You sure would be. It’s mesmerizing and peaceful. 🙂 Reply ↓ Photography Journal Blog February 23, 2020 • 11:36 pm These are so lovely! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie February 24, 2020 • 8:58 am Thanks very much, Amy. It was a great day. Reply ↓ harrienijland February 23, 2020 • 11:34 pm Fine set! Ice Plant for me too! 🙂 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie February 24, 2020 • 8:57 am Thanks, Harrie. They are such cool plants (although invasive). Glad you enjoyed these. 🙂 Reply ↓ Gunta February 23, 2020 • 10:04 pm Lovely composition to Standing Tall. I never did find an angle I liked last time I went by there. Some nice birds just to the north, though. Raptors for the most part. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie February 24, 2020 • 8:56 am Hi Gunta, It’s a tough one due to its height. Glad you’ve spent some time there- the coast is gorgeous all along that stretch. Thanks so much. Reply ↓ Miriam February 23, 2020 • 9:57 pm These are gorgeous coastal images Jane. I always think there’s something quite romantic looking about lighthouses. 💙 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie February 24, 2020 • 8:52 am Thanks so much, Miriam. I agree, the history and rough conditions make for a good story. Glad you enjoyed! 😊 Reply ↓ bayphotosbydonna February 23, 2020 • 8:17 pm Beautiful! Oh, I love the ice plant’s coloring!! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie February 24, 2020 • 8:51 am Thank you, Donna. I’m infatuated with ice plants. They are so vibrant. Glad you enjoyed! 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