Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sunset Sunday - California Gold Coast

California Gold

There's a reason why it is called the 'golden west'.  We were enjoying the afterglow of the sunset and I was waiting for a photo op.  These three pelicans(?) flew past just at the right moment when the floating kelp and the rocks all color coordinated with the golden glow of the sky.

19 comments:

Stacey Dawn said...

Wow - looks like I'm seeing this in "real" time in "real" life! It's amazing!

Sandra said...

perfect example of the golden coast, or golden west. and this gold is much better to me than the gold that sells for so much money. if everyone of us loved this type gold more than the other, think what our world would be. sorry i always get carried away when i see beauty like this. wich i could hear the water

diane said...

just magic. I love afternoon light.

Chad said...

I like this picture how you have a great foreground and the birds mixed in with great colors. You will have to let me know if this is an hdr. If so how did you get the so sharp?

Scott said...

It's so nice when everything comes together naturally like this. Really pretty and so relaxing.

Karen said...

Chad, no HDR on this image. Sometimes you get lucky with perfect lighting and you like it just the way it is with maybe a few minor adjustments.

Lisa said...

That is breath taking.

bugnose7 said...

"There is beauty all around". You have a way of proving that is true.

Don said...

This photo really is golden! I recognize these rocks...I photographed them last year. I guess they haven't moved! To see my shot go here.

Hope said...

Karen this is so beautiful.. and warm.. wish I could just climb in and sit for a spell..

Ginny said...

Oh my goodness! First, those rocks! And the three pelicans, all look like they were posed for you. But the color of the sky is so different from anything I'm used to!

Rick said...

Absolutely gorgeous Karen ! You're right - everything just came together perfectly - AND you were in the right place at the right time !!

Loyce said...

Oh my goodness, Karen; you've outdid yourself with this one. I love the color, tone and composition. It's simply gorgeous!

Stephani said...

One of those photographic moments that make this hobby so addictive! Wonderful shot!

jennyfreckles said...

Beautiful. I think you must have paid those pelicans to fly by, and with just the right spacing between them too.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, my! That is a golden shot for sure!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

This beautiful shot sure makes me want to be right there...feeling the wind on my face....

Lisa RedWillow said...

Lovely Lovely capture. Stunning in fact. I love your work. Very professional.

lioneagle said...

Hi Karen-

Delicious visual indeed. Yum