“Calmness is the cradle of power.” – J.G. Holland
In our busy lives, it’s a welcome change to just take in your surroundings and slow down a bit. For many, the beach is just the place to do that, slow down and take in your surroundings. I find, that the beach, especially when it’s encased in fog, seems to slow down my world exponentially. What is it about fog, that makes time seem to stand still? Maybe it’s because we have such difficulty seeing what is around us, we just slow down.
Oddly, today’s photograph, was foggy and sunny all at the same time. Most times when we think of fog, we think of it being gray and soupy, this was not the case for today’s photograph. The sun was shining, but the water and jetty were encased in the most beautiful fog, blanketing the area is a hazy softness. The clouds seemed to have a haze to them as well, as though they were mimicking the fog below. Somehow the homes were crystal clear and the sky was a lovely shade of blue with beautiful shades of gray swirling in the clouds.
I hope in your busy life, you take time to slow down and enjoy your surroundings, even if you aren’t at the beach. Life is too short, enjoy every moment!
I invite you to view more of my work here. Until next time … Debra
Nacimiento Ferguson Road
The air was crisp at a mere 48 degrees here on the Central Coast of California. Jim and I headed out for a drive to Nacimiento Lake with the intention of checking out the level of the water and spending a day together. The lake is definitely full! After a somewhat short drive through the camping areas and a short little walk, we decided to get back in our warm car and continue north for the rest of our drive.
As we left the lake and headed towards the northern border of San Luis Obispo County, the heavy cloud cover began to break up and the deep blues were showing through. We stopped in one spot by a river where the water was rushing past and stood in the sun for a few moments. The rays on my face warmed me up just a bit.
Nacimiento-Ferguson Road is a favorite of Jim’s. You’ll find it on the southernmost edge of Monterey County. We wandered by many low points in the landscape that were now creeks bringing the groundwater down to the rivers. There was even a beautiful waterfall in this normally dry area. Driving along, we came to this valley surrounded by emerald green rolling hills and mountains and then this large rock jutting out of the ground caught my attention. Part of my plan for this day was to find a photograph to share with you. I knew I had the one when I saw this scene!
I hope you enjoyed our photos today. If you’d like to see more of my California Photography, you can click here.
Camera Settings: 28 mm 1/3000, f/8.0, ISO 400.
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