Big Sur


“Freedom lies in being bold.”

~Robert Frost

 

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Big Sur!

 

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Freedom

 

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Coastal Quiet

 

“Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.”

~Albert Einstein

 

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Day’s End

 

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Wave Break, Pfeiffer Beach

 

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Rising, Big Sur

 

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Julia Pfeiffer Arch

 

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”

~Ansel Adams

 

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Fog Curl

 

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Beach Time

 

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McWay Falls

 

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Pfeiffer Beach, Big Sur

 

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96 comments

  1. You are an amazing artist 😊. Loved the pictures ❤️

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  2. Stunning captures. I wonder how long you hang around waiting for the right moment sometimes. You seem to find it.

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    • Thanks so much, Ruth. I’m a walk around serendipity kind of photographer when in the city although some favorite places, like the Golden Gate, I set up and hang around for a while. Which reminds me of a favorite quote: “Of course it’s all luck.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson 😊

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  3. Stunning images! I especially love the minimalism in ‘Freedom’ and then the wonderful foreground detail and leading lines in ‘Julia Pfeiffer Arch’.

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  4. One of my favorite places on Earth ~ and whenever I try to describe Big Sur I know my words fail to do it justice… but these photos, perfect. And the words of Robert Frost highlights not just the feeling of Big Sur but the feeling of many around the world: “Freedom lies in being bold.”

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    • I’m glad we share a love of this special place, Randall. I immediately find solace, peace and nature’s beauty there. Also the thrill of the coastal cliffs, ocean and fog. Happy you feel the images capture the feel of Big Sur- I’m glad my love shines through. Thanks very much. 😊🌊

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  5. Beautiful pictures! The fourth one left me breathless

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  6. Beautiful pics. Thank you for sharing

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  7. You know … I think this is what George Costanza was hoping for when he spoke of serenity nowwwwwww! I think this is where he wanted to be and what he wanted to picture but somehow didn’t quite get there. Fog Curl and McWay Falls are especially awesome and make me wish I was there to recharge and hang out with serenity 🙂 thanks for the pics!

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  8. So many perfect photographs, Jane, there’s no question that the person behind the camera loves this place. I like the drama of the first image and the sweeping simplicity of the second one very much. The colors in the moonrise photo are lush and interesting. The Pfeiffer Arch photo below it is one of my favorites – those rounded rocks, the kelp curving over them, and the colors and texture of the sand are an exquisite setting for the arch and again, the color palette is really beautiful. “Fog Curl” has a classic old black and white look, really nice. I hope the kids in “Beach Time” know how lucky they are, even if they only visited once. It’s such a special place on this earth, as you have shown.

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    • Hi Lynn, Love reading your thoughtful reaction….it was so good to be back. Lucked out with a full moon–stunning to see and the wave action was a thrill. Pfeiffer is a must stop, of course, and the purple sand is such a treat. Pleased you enjoyed the photos– thanks very much! 🤗

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  9. where ocean meets the land, it’s always amazing! breath taking shots Jane!

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  10. Stunning. Thank you for sharing.

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  11. Wonderful post of many seascape pictures. I have wide swing of moods going from one picture to another. Some are very calm to look and some are very active and somewhat scary 🙂

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  12. Absolutely stunning photos all

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  13. The first two, those are mighty impressive, especially the large wave breaking over the rocks.

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  14. Awesome captures accompanied with very wise words. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Awesome pics! I love the sea!

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  16. Beaitiful set; the B&W’s are favorite this time. 🙂

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  17. Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet and commented:
    Come and Enjoy Big Sur, California!!!

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  18. Can feel the tranquility Jane…beautiful composition🤓🤍🖤👌sending joy hedy

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  19. I’m always excited when I see there’s a new post from you, and this one didn’t disappoint! I love them all but maybe Fog Curl, Freedom and Julia Pfeiffer Arch are my favourites 😀

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  20. Excellent images, all of them, Jane. You have captured a taste of the essence of Big Sur. Fog Curl speaks to me.

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  21. Nature’s freedom – wonderful photos , eco 🌱

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  22. Simply stunning images, Jane! I want to hold some of those quotes under certain noses, but I have the feeling I’d be wasting my time.

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  23. Nice shots and great quotes to start a new day 🙂
    Thanks for sharing

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  24. Beautiful. Julian Pfeiffer Arch – stunning photo, beautiful light. Also the one you called freedom – so simple but so much depth.
    Alison

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  25. Another fine collection, and for me, Fog Curl is a highlight! Thanks, Jane!

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  26. Always a pleasure, your pictures!

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  27. So lovely to revisit a favorite spot through your superb lens. You capture its essence and flavor so beautifully. 🤗

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  28. Those images are amazinggg , and love how you depicted with quote. 🙏

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  29. Jane, as always, every photo is a gem, but that “Freedom” shot is stunning in the simplicity of beauty via only two elements. Again, an inspiration!

    janet

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  30. So many beautiful photos, Jane! The one that called to me the strongest is the one you titled “Freedom”. We passed through Big Sur back in 2019. I hope to return again someday. Stunning!

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  31. Your beautiful captures kindle my memories of my favorite place, thank you Jane.

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  32. Gorgeous shots, Jane. Wish I was there! ❤

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  33. Stunners Jane! Each and every one.

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  34. What a beautiful area. I’ve only seen it once, so thanks for taking me back again. Although all the images are wonderful, Freedom and Fog Curl captured my attention. Thank you.

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    • Thanks, Frank. And I’m so glad you’ve been to this bit of paradise on the CA coast. Glad those images in particular caught your eye and that this post brought back some good memories. 🙂 It was great to be back.

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  35. You certainly do the coast justice!

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  36. Memories from days past.

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  37. A couple of your pictures show that Big Sur could as well be Big Surf.

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  38. I said wow to myself at seeing each photo, Jane, fabulous photos! ❤️😎

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  39. Days End and Freedom …. My favorites… Magnificent photos…. All of them

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  40. Gorgeous images Jane! I’m glad you enjoyed and found serenity.

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