You Can't Go Wrong

The thing about living near the coast is you can take a drive any time you choose and end up in a place that is beautiful and refreshing and just plain awesome.   Too hot?   Drive to the coast.   Smoke in the air from the fire?   Drive to the coast.   Bored?   Drive to the coast.   I never take it for granted and I never wish I hadn't made the drive.

I get home, download the photos, and then spend lots of time trying to decide how I want to edit them.   Some people just like the natural look and prefer not to edit their photos.   With some photos, that's exactly what I want.   With others, they lend themselves to creating different looks.   With about 100 Lightroom presets, I find so many different ways to look at the same thing.   Hey, I don't knit or crochet or sew or any of those things.   This is my creative fun.   

These photos are at or near the San Simeon Pier.   Yes, that's a whale.   




Kayaks....they're everywhere.   From what I observed, if your instructor wants to give you advice as to when and how to approach landing on the beach...you should follow that advice.   Others struggled.   Someday....


I was hoping the air would clear out today so I could spend a little more time outside, open the windows for a while, and breathe deeply.   They've made great progress on the fire (Cuesta Fire) but it's still burning.   Again, a big appreciation for the firefighting crews!

Have a great Thursday.


Comments

Comfypjs said…
Beautiful photos as always! 100 presets...Wow! I have Lightroom, however; I don't have the time to learn how to maneuver around in it. I don't knit, crochet or sew either but I know I would love working in Lightroom.
Pepper Medley said…
Love the photo with all the colorful kayaks!
I agree with you about going to the coast. of course I live at the coast adn you are never too far away when you are in Ireland from the coast so that is wonderful. Fresh air! Ah Wonderful. Love all your views.
Missy George said…
I love your pictures ..I don't do any of those other things either..I edit my pictures a little but I don't have any outstanding programs..I go with the computers software..It's fun..Have a good evening..
When we lived in Alaska, I used to love to drive along the coast and just put the world behind me. I envy that you're able to do that. Here, I just run into traffic! ;-)!
Ida said…
You are lucky to live close to the coast. It's a 5 hour drive away for me. - Gorgeous shots. That 2nd one really caught my eye.
Tabor said…
I live in a similar geomorphology and love the photos you take.
A Quiet Corner said…
While I do not kayak in the ocean, it is a wonderful sport!!! Since you live so close, you should learn....:)JP
Lynne said…
Absolutely beautiful . . .
What a treat . . . go for a drive and views like that . . .
Loved the water in that final picture . . . lovely . . .
Daryl said…
so beautiful ...

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