A Taste of Freedom


Landscape Photography, Nature, California Coast, Fujifilm X-T2, San Francisco, Big Sur

Twilight and Golden Gate


Landscape Photography, Nature, California Coast, Fujifilm X-T2, San Francisco, Big Sur

Bixby and Coastline


Landscape Photography, Nature, California Coast, Fujifilm X-T2, San Francisco, Big Sur

On A Clear Day


Landscape Photography, Nature, California Coast, Fujifilm X-T2, San Francisco, Big Sur

Big Sur and Fog


Landscape Photography, Nature, California Coast, Fujifilm X-T2, San Francisco, Big Sur

Pigeon Point and Mustard


Landscape Photography, Nature, California Coast, Fujifilm X-T2, San Francisco, Big Sur

Fog Blanket, Big Sur


Landscape Photography, Nature, California Coast, Fujifilm X-T2, San Francisco, Big Sur

Wave Break and Rocks


Landscape Photography, Nature, California Coast, Fujifilm X-T2, San Francisco, Big Sur

A Great Escape





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  1. Big Sur looks like such a special place driven by it lots of times but can you believe I haven’t stopped by?! What a dork! But it’s been on my list for a while now definitely hitting that this summer. Your pictures always make me want to go somewhere:) The black and white with the fog is so GREAT!

    • Thank you, Guat! Big Sur is one of my favorite places in the world. I hope you get there someday soon. (and you are not a dork!😁) We lucked out with great, clear weather and then some classic fog. So glad you are inspired by these. πŸ™‚

  2. Beautiful! Soul stirring… makes me want to go on vacation right now🌞

  3. One of the family vacations we took long ago was from LA to SF, after visiting a few relatives in LA. The idea was to take Highway 1. When my dad mapped it out, he thought if we went up the coast, it may become a two day or a three day trip, to see Big Sur, Bixby Bridge, Carmel, Ft. Ord (that’s where my dad took his Basic Training after enlisting) before arriving in SF. The 5 was too far inland dad decided, and we took the 101 instead, which took us right into the city. We did see the big blimp hangar at Moffett Field.

    • What a great memory, David! Great choice on the part of your Dad. It’s one of the most spectacular rides in the country, albeit a bit harrowing at times! The 5 is faster but pretty awful.

  4. Stunning photos πŸ™πŸ‘πŸΌπŸŒΉ wonderful sceneries πŸ‘ŒπŸŒΉ

  5. Woow beautiful and superb capture

  6. Wonderful photos. Love the Twilight at the Golden Gate Bridge!

  7. As always, beautiful shots, especially the bridge at night and the fog creeping in.

  8. Amazing! Great effortπŸ‘πŸ»

  9. Hello Jane, hope you are going somewhere beautiful this weekendπŸ˜€, I am already looking forward to ur pics.

  10. Hello Jane, hope you are going somewhere beautiful this weekendπŸ˜€

  11. The pictures are so pretty wow ❀️

  12. Wow ! So wonderful and beautiful photos!

  13. Beautiful photos 😍 stunning!

  14. A wonderful collection to commemorate our ‘post vaccine’ freedom. ‘Big Sur and Fog’, and ‘Fog Blanket’ are two that spoke to me. The conditions and B&W layered feeling are perfect. And I love the foggy phenomenon and abstract quality in my second pick.

    • Hi Denise, Finally getting to my replies. πŸ™‚ Made me smile that you highlighted those in particular. Two faves. Felt lucky in some respects that our drive back down the coast was foggy to capture that classic look. Big Sur on the other hand was surprisingly clear- wish I was better at shooting night skies, the stars were amazing. Thanks so much for letting me know your reaction- much appreciated. πŸ™‚

  15. I love your work it’s so beautiful!πŸ₯°

  16. Gorgeous photography Jane! Hope you are doing well.

  17. I love Big Sur and Fog. Great composition and conversion to black and white, Jane. And The Bridge is always a pleasure to see, especially lit as it was.

    • Hi Steve, Happy the classic Big Sur caught your eye… that was exciting to see. And SF and the GG were a welcome celebration of freedom. Thanks very much for sharing your thoughts. πŸ™‚

  18. wow jane, as always, wonderful photos that you introduce to us, i especially like the 1st, 4th and the last one.
    many greetings robert

  19. Good pictures, Jane >>> particularly like On a clear day and Fog blanket, Big Sur! πŸ™‚

  20. Beautiful pics, Jane…πŸ‘πŸ»

  21. So happy for you that this escape took place! Wonderful images, particularly the fog captures – beautiful!

  22. Totally love the light in that first, Jane. As usual, all beautiful πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  23. πŸ’š them!


  24. What wonderful images!! I was going to try to pick out a favourite but I can’t, I love them all! Although maybe the simplicity of the clear day shot, and the fog rolling in, speak to me the most?

    I’m curious how you get your images to look so crisp in your blog as I find having to resize mine for uploading somewhat diminishes the resolution, sometimes to too great an extent. Yours always look good!

    • Thank you, Sarah. I’m happy you highlighted the ocean shots- I love the variety that you can get, especially in Big Sur from the cliffs.

      I export my images through Lightroom and upon export, resize to fit at a width of 1,024 pixels at a resolution of 72 pixels per inch. I’m glad you think the resolutions looks good.

      • Thanks for the reply Jane. I think I’m having to downsize mine more than that to get them to upload and even then it often hangs. I did have some issues uploading to start with which my hosting service, Bluehost, addressed but maybe they didn’t fully resolve the problem. I may have another chat to them!

  25. Golden Gate..such a pretty sight, especially in that light!

  26. Whether it is foggy or brilliant sunshine your photos are always beautiful, Jane. The Golden Gate Bridge looks gorgeous in the sunset and I like the minimalistic ocean pictures.

    • Thank you so much, Peter. It was great to have variations in weather on this trip. Happy you enjoyed them- SF was a sparkling gem and the coast was a most welcome nature escape. πŸ™‚

  27. These are all gorgeous images Jane πŸ‘πŸ» My favorite is Big Sur and Fog being I’m a black and white freak 😊

  28. Start at the Golden Gate the high star/Fate**Coastline Aqua water finest wine**On a clear day Godly water and pray**Big stir and fog meet friends on a cabin log**Pigeon point Mustard treat yourself to sweet custard**Wave break and rocks Stay happy time goes quick**Great Escape we all need that Happy Mothers Day* to all and to everyone that sees this be happy

  29. All the photos are fabilous. Love the mysterious Big Sur shots but the Golden Gate is especially magical.

  30. Every one a delight to the senses

  31. Wonderful shots Jane. For me the first and the shot of pigeon point are my favorites.

  32. That’s the real Big Sur, one of the most beautiful places on Earth, you images are superb as always, Jane.

    Were you there recently? Because I wonder if all the repairs from the last landslide are done.

    • Thanks, Cornelia, you know it well, I’m sure. Yes, we were there this past week as a first escape and it was glorious. The landslide is repaired so we were able to drive south. Lots of general road repairs happening there along the way. Glad these photos sparked good memories! 😊

  33. Big Sur. Is that a place or district name? I do like the fog photos, but they are all delightful to see!

  34. stunning images, as always

  35. Getting out into wide open spaces is vitally important, even more so under current circumstances. I’m glad you got the chance to go out and enjoy the sea, the sunshine, and your hobby!

    • Thanks so much, Dries! It’s wonderful how much nature’s beauty lifts the spirit. Such a gift to feel those joyful feelings after this difficult year. Glad you enjoyed what I found with my camera. 😊

  36. Does your title imply a newfound freedom from the pandemic?

  37. No matter the day, the ocean has a way of displaying freedom. Thanks for sharing an outstanding collection. Happy Mother’s Day to you!

  38. Happy Mother’s day Jane and thank you for sharing these beautiful pics that we can escape to.

  39. Wish I could just teleport myself there! I love the northern CA coast. Beautiful captures, Jane, as always. ❀
    Happy Mother's Day tomorrow. x

  40. Beauty captured perfectly πŸ‘β€οΈ

  41. What better place to escape to… you certainly captured Big Sur’s very special charm. Superb captures, as usual!
    And Happy Momma’s and Grandmom’s Day to you, dear friend!

  42. Best photo I have ever seen especially 5th one from top

  43. Special places; the right time; excellent photos; superb titles. A set so impressive, Jane! Thank you! Happy Mothers’ Day, my friend!

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