Monthly Archives: November 2015

the fog beyond

The Fog Beyond

having completed the 17-mile drive, at the crack of dawn, back in pebble beach, i continued back down the cabrillo highway (highway 1) towards los angeles. here is a shot of the fog rolling in further down the coastline, beyond the bixby bridge in big sur.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: landscapes

 

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the lone cypress 4

The Lone Cypress 4

surely battered by wind and waves; exposed to the elements from its granite pedestal and secured by half-hidden cables, this is the iconic lone cypress of pebble beach in the monterey peninsula of central california.

a rainy and foggy morning for my return trip to los angeles, i took the 17-mile drive, while it was still dark, to start the day. i arrived at the lone cypress during a foggy, but thankfully, dry dawn and stood by the magnificent tree perched on the coastline.

this is the last in a series of four (4) photographs of this oft-photographed iconic landmark.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: flowers, plants & trees

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the lone cypress 3

The Lone Cypress 3

surely battered by wind and waves; exposed to the elements from its granite pedestal and secured by half-hidden cables, this is the iconic lone cypress of pebble beach in the monterey peninsula of central california.

a rainy and foggy morning for my return trip to los angeles, i took the 17-mile drive, while it was still dark, to start the day. i arrived at the lone cypress during a foggy, but thankfully, dry dawn and stood by the magnificent tree perched on the coastline.

this is the third in a series of four (4) photographs of this oft-photographed iconic landmark.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: flowers, plants & trees

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the lone cypress 2

The Lone Cypress 2

surely battered by wind and waves; exposed to the elements from its granite pedestal and secured by half-hidden cables, this is the iconic lone cypress of pebble beach in the monterey peninsula of central california.

a rainy and foggy morning for my return trip to los angeles, i took the 17-mile drive, while it was still dark, to start the day. i arrived at the lone cypress during a foggy, but thankfully, dry dawn and stood by the magnificent tree perched on the coastline.

this is the second in a series of four (4) photographs of this oft-photographed iconic landmark.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: flowers, plants & trees

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the lone cypress 1

The Lone Cypress 1

surely battered by wind and waves; exposed to the elements from its granite pedestal and secured by half-hidden cables, this is the iconic lone cypress of pebble beach in the monterey peninsula of central california.

a rainy and foggy morning for my return trip to los angeles, i took the 17-mile drive, while it was still dark, to start the day. i arrived at the lone cypress during a foggy, but thankfully, dry dawn and stood by the magnificent tree perched on the coastline.

this is the first in a series of four (4) photographs of this oft-photographed iconic landmark.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: flowers, plants & trees

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beyond the cove

Beyond The Cove

continuing along the one-way conzelman road, after having left hawk hill in the marin headlands, i stopped at battery rathbone mcindoe to look at the old powder and shell room structures and to take in the wonderful views the site has to offer.

here, you have part of bonita cove in the foreground with the south tower of the golden gate bridge and san francisco beyond…

incidentally, construction of the battery started in 1904 and completed in 1905 – it was initially named after lt. samuel b. rathbone, a u.s. artillerist, who died of wounds received in action at queenstown heights, upper canada, in 1812. in 1922, the east half of the battery was renamed for brig. gen james f. mcindoe, an engineer officer who was serving in france and died there in 1919. the battery was deactivated in 1948.

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from hawk hill

VB9298further on into the marin headlands, at hawk hill, this is the glorious view that greets you…

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golden gate bridge

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photographed from one of the lookouts in the marin headlands, this is the world famous, and probably one of the world’s most iconic landmarks: the golden gate bridge. it connects san francisco to the headlands over the golden gate strait. here it is on a sunny may afternoon, once the clouds and fog from earlier in the day had dissipated.

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after the fog

After The Fog

the fog and low clouds having finally lifted, i made my way to the golden gate north vista point (near sausalito) accessible from northbound highway 101. there, wonderful views are to be found of the bridge itself, the san francisco skyline as well as san francisco bay.

here is the skyline capped by a band of clouds on this unsettled may afternoon.

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sail by the island

Sail By The Islandcontinuing with the sights of san francisco, this is alcatraz island under an overcast sky with a sailboat in the waters of san francisco bay.

the small island was developed with facilities for a lighthouse, a military fortification, a military prison (1868), and a federal prison from 1933 until 1963… today, the island’s facilities are managed by the national park service as part of the golden gate national recreation area; it is open to tours. visitors can reach the island by ferry ride from pier 33, near fisherman’s wharf, san francisco… landmarks on the island include the main cellhouse, dining hall, library, lighthouse, the ruins of the warden’s house and officers club, parade grounds, building 64, water tower, new industries building, model industries building, and the recreation yard.” ~ wikipedia

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