Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Point Loma and The Road to Sequoia

still importing

The road to Sequoia National Park from the town of Three Rivers, California. School had not yet let out for summer vacation and we pretty much had the place to ourselves.  A freak late May snowstorm made it even more so.


This is Rosecrans National Cemetery at Point Loma in San Diego. My wife's dad is buried here. It's a very beautiful place with awesome views of the Pacific Ocean.

39 comments:

Kimberly said...

These are so NEAT!! I love your black & white take!

Pat Tillett said...

thanks so much!!!

They Call Me Lady said...

Oooo, I looove cemeteries tooo...is that wrong or weird??? Just askin' lol

Joe Cap said...

These are so good, my man. You certainly know your way around a camera! I am like you, I always have a camera with me.

Pat Tillett said...

Thank you my friend...
And whenever I don't have one, something happens!!!!

Pat Tillett said...

Lady, that is not wrong at all...
I love them!!

ArborView said...

I really like the Kings Canyon photo. I really like the effect the fog gives the photo.

Pat Tillett said...

thanks, I kept hoping I'd be able to catch some sunrays shining through the fog and trees that day, but no luck...

Lynn said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Jhon Baker said...

We will have to talk about me licensing you images for a forthcoming poetry book.

Pat Tillett said...

Sure, whenever you want to talk...
thanks for coming by and commenting!

Micael Chadwick ("Rabbit") said...

These are really striking, Pat. I especially identify with the first one. Beautiful.

Bossy Betty said...

Love these peaceful images.

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Wow- great photos Pat.

I like how you use the B and W effect- I have tried it on some of my photos but it never looks right.

Great eye angle.

Kimberly said...

Love these photos!! I especially love the one you have for your header!! I have a thing for trains & train tracks!!! Lovely job as it has SOOO many different colors in it as well!

Vencora said...

ooh, those are gorgious! i really need to see more places.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Love that top photo, Pat... I would give anything to see those big Sequoias someday...
Betsy

Alice in Wonderland said...

Love your photo's, as always!
Yes, sometimes I prefer to take black and white photo's too. I find they are much more atmospheric at times, but it depends on the subject.
These one's look really good in B&W, but your cherry trees looked fantastic in colour.

Copyboy said...

Wow! They both leave me with two different senses of of awe. Incredible photos. B/W does 'em both justice.

DrSoosie said...

Pat you are giving me great ideas of places to visit with my husband as we are plotting out "mini" vacations now that our nest will be empty as of September 15th. I have camped in the Sequoia but it was in my younger years!

TS Hendrik said...

That first picture is just so amazing. It's like I can feel that cold wet air.

Brenda's Arizona said...

I sure am enjoying the photos you are importing. This is fun! And the b/w photos today are lovely. Tall, sturdy trees, tall, sturdy memories.
Good ones, Pat!

Pat Tillett said...

Rabbit - Thanks! It was so moody driving up that road. A month later, during summer, it would have been a crowded drive.

BB - Thanks, I like quiet places

Ren - It's all about the angle for me. Some things need to be in B&W. Thanks...

Kimberly - Thanks so much! I really like the header photo also.

Vencora - I agree. I need to get our more myself. We have a few things planned, hope to get some good shots.

Betsy - I sure hope you do get to see them. There's nothing like them. It's not just about the trees, it's the beauty of the land they grow in.

Alice - Thanks Alice! I agree, somethings need to be in color.

Jesse - Thank you sir! I appreciate it.

DrSoosie - It's a great place, isn't it? King's Canyon, next door is also awesome.

Tim - Sometimes the fog would freeze, I loved that day...

Brenda - Thanks so much. It was a great trip. There wasn't supposed to be any snow...

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Nice! I've never been to that part of the West coast.

Marlene said...

What is it about shots of cemeteries? They're really kind of eerie...but at the same time, you can't help but NOT look away!

The Empress said...

I love B/W's b/c they capture a majestic/sombre mood in a way that color just can't.

These are wonderful and reflective.

Pat Tillett said...

Alex - If you ever have a chance to do so...don't pass it up! thanks!

Marlene - I don't know exactly what it is, but I love taking pics there.

Emmpress - thanks so much! I appreciate the comment!

Chuck said...

Great B&W shots as always. The cemetary shot is too cool. I have an old one near where I live I have been meaning to visit for some pictures...this reminded me to go!

faye said...

Beautiful... you inspire me to
try more B&W.

California Girl said...

Your father was a Navy man and I think this is one of the most beautiful cemetaries in the U.S. I used to go there just to visit and be tranquil. Lovely shot Patrick.

Anthony J Langford said...

Great pics Pat. Very inspiring too. I could do with some solitude like that.
Cheers mate.

Jimmy said...

Excellent shots Pat, as you know I am partial to most all of your pictures but the B&W's just always do something for me, there is a peaceful feeling in them that color can't capture.

Erika said...

Such a beautiful part of the country. Great images!

DavidV said...

Great Pics!

Congratulations

Georgina Dollface said...

Beautiful shots. I love these B/W's. It really draws your attention to shape and form rather than distracting your eyes by colour. Very lovely. - G

Sarah said...

The first picture is unbelievable! It seems almost unreal. I really love the black and white too.

Blue Wave 707 said...

Great shots! The monochrome gives it a solemn look.

Pat Tillett said...

Chuck - I love to walk through an old cemetery with my camera. thanks!

faye - Thanks and your welcome!

California Girl - I agree it's a great place. I've been there many times.

Anthony - thanks! Me too, I'm just not ready for a permanent home there yet...

Jimmy - thanks so much Jimmy! I agree about the B&W

Erika - Thanks! I love it there

David V - Thanks David! (haven't seen you in a while! thanks for commenting)

Georgina - thanks! I totally agree about that

Sarah - Thanks! It was an eeried drive through the frozen fox...

Blue Wave - Thanks so much!

Pam said...

Great black and white photos, Pat. A very picturesque area of California.