Friday, January 28, 2011

Weekend Reflections - Morro Bay


Weekend Reflections by other photographers at Newtown Area Photo.

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104 comments:

Sarah said...

Beautiful photo. Again, your photos, especially at this time of year, when it's so cold in Minnesota, make me want to live where you live. Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the link to the other photos. Very cool!

Georgina Dollface said...

I love this photo. It brings back so many memories of the fishing boats that were moored by our cabin when I was a kid. It was always fun to go down to the docks and watch the fishermen clean the day's catch. - G

Esther Montgomery said...

The hill looks as if it has been moulded in a pudding bowl and tipped upside down in the water.

Esther

Jhon Baker said...

that is one hell of a turtle in the background!

Oilfield Trash said...

Another great one Pat.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Nice! And that's a really big rock in the background.

Pat Tillett said...

Sarah - Thanks so much Sarah! I'm sorry to rub it in. It's supposed to about 75 again here today. If you were here, you might miss the seasons! Thanks again...

Georgina - thanks! I'm with you, I can spend days looking at and being around this stuff.

Esther - It does look like that! good eye! Now, I'll never see it again in the same way.

Jhon - Oh man, a bowl of pudding, or a turtle... It really is amazing looking in real life, it's huge!

Oilfield Trash - Thank you sir! I appreciaite it.

Alex - Thanks! I should post something taken from the base of it. It really is pretty big.

Martha Z said...

Nice shot, I love Moro Bay, good birding and sea otter sighting this time of year.

Copyboy said...

Love the mountain in the back.

Pat Tillett said...

Martha - Thanks! I love it also. It's a nice little town! It'a also a good time to see the thousands of elephant seals up towards San Simeon.

Jesse - Thanks! It's really cool if you see it in person. It stands at the entrance to the bay and is pretty imposing.

TS Hendrik said...

Great photo. I can't help but wish someone would carve a face in that giant mound floating out there.

Meri said...

Marinas are such great places for interesting reflections. Nice capture.

RuneE said...

That nust be nice place to live!

Sylvia K said...

Terrific reflections as always, Pat, and whether a turtle, pudding or a rock, I love that beautiful lump in the background!! Looks like such a fun place to visit! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

songsnwords said...

Loved this...so felt like hopping into one and sailing off in the sunset... ;)

Leovi said...

Magnificent and beautiful reflections in this marina are exquisite tones.

tapirgal said...

I liked your Morro Bay series, and this is really a nice pic with the cool lighting, the reflections, the wonderful boats, and a rock I haven't seen for decades.

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful scenery and sweet reflections!
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

Brian said...

Beautiful! Looks like catch of the day in the works!

becca said...

beautiful

Tracy said...

Ahhh, Pat, I love the photo and goodness, I'm ready to go for a sail on that boat, gosh ANY boat would be fine with me!
I read your poem from yesterday and you pretty much nailed it...if someone does not want help, nothing can be done to make it happen! I too went through years and years of therapy and Thank God I did! but I had to be ready for it...thanks for your post!

Kato said...

Sigh. I want to be there :)

Pat Tillett said...

Tim - Maybe a happy face. thanks Tim!

Meri - I agree! I love to walk around in them with a camera.

RuneE - It's nice there, but it gets cold and foggy quite often.

Sylvia - Thanks Sylvia! It's just down the coast. Well, a long way down the coast!

songsnwords - Thanks so much! I feel the same way...

Leovi - Thanks so much! I loved your photo today also.

tapirgal - Thanks! I got a lot of good pics there. If you went back today, you'd find that it hasn't changed all that much.

Cezar & Leia - Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting.

Brian - It would be nice to out there fishing...

becca - Thanks so much!

Tracy - Thanks so much! You are right about that, if you're not ready for therapy, it won't help. Thanks again!

Kato - I want to be there also.

Woody said...

I really like the 'mountain' in the background.

Tess Kincaid said...

You're making this Midwestern girl feel extremely landlocked.

M Pax said...

Gorgeous photo.

Ann Best said...

Glad you liked my snow! Thanks for stopping by.

I LOVE these boats, but not more than I love your poem Reluctant Patient!!
Ann Best, Author

N. R. Williams said...

Nice picture. I've never seen the Pacific Ocean in real life. Landlocked, that's me.
Nancy
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

Dianne said...

I love the splashes of vivid color in all that white and blue
and I love that mountain in the background

Dawn said...

If I could be in my make pretend world...I'd be here right now!
Love this photo!
And I just read your comment on my blog and I cannot quit laughing!
:)))

Clarissa Draper said...

I've been there! I just went there this December. So cool!

Gwen@ChewDigestBooks.com said...

Nice one of the Rock. My mom lives right up the street from there on Main. Used to be able to see the rock from my backyard...then we moved. Now I see goats. Somehow, it isn't quite as powerful.

EG Wow said...

What a beautiful bay! I like your crisp shots of the boats.

James said...

What a neat shot! I've only seen this in pictures and through car windows. Someday I want to see it in person.

tapirgal said...

There's more for you on the Amazon post and comment. Thanks for asking :)

Pat Tillett said...

Woody - Thanks for commenting! It's a big old rock!

Tess - I'm sorry! I understand. I'd like to have a small farm somewhere, but can't bring myself to leave the coast.

M Pax - Thanks so much!

Ann - I sure did like it, but not enough to want it here! thanks for the nice words Ann.

N.R. - Thanks so much! Well then you've really got to get out here. It's about 1000 miles of awesome!

Dianne - thanks so much! I was so happy to spot it!

Dawn - I'd like to be there right now also! Thanks for comment on my comment...

Clarissa - I remember when you went. It was during all the storms...

Gwen - That's funny because we know someone who lives right off of main. We were staying at their house when I took this photo. Goats are okay, but you don't have to clean up after a big old rock. thanks for commenting!

EG - Thanks so much! I appreciate it.

James - Thanks James! There is much to see in that stretch of coastline. Right now there are thousands of elephant seals on the beaches who migrate there.

tapirgal - Thanks! I just checked it out. That is an amazing fact (about the width of the river).

Carletta said...

Love the misty background and the spots of color!
The comment about a turtle had me smiling.

Pat Tillett said...

Carletta - thanks so much! It does look a bit like a turtle!

Jemi Fraser said...

The hill/mound/rock thingy is very, very cool! Nice photo! :)

Pat Tillett said...

Jemi - Thanks so much! It's a great/cool/awesome place!

Eden said...

What a great shot!

Have a great weekend.

GVK said...

As they say,when a picture can speak, who needs words. I haven't any, to match your image.

Pat Tillett said...

Eden - Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!

GVK - Thanks so much for the kid words...

Ebie said...

Hi Pat, this is one place I want to visit and explore photography.

No better place for nice reflections than in the marina!

Pat Tillett said...

Ebie - It would be worth your while. A small town with a lot of waterfront...thanks!

faye said...

Love the reflections. Boats are a
favorite of mine.

John McElveen said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!

Good one Bro!

J

Louis la Vache said...

Your photo reminds «Louis» of how much he enjoyed visiting Moro Bay - but it also reminds him of how long it has been since he has been there! (More than 20 years...)

Halcyon said...

That's a reflection. Love those boats.

Brenda's Arizona said...

The color... saturation??... is wonderful!

Miss Becky said...

Hi Pat, I've just glanced around only a bit but I can tell you, I'm happy to have found your wonderful blog. you take exceptional photographs and your weekend reflections photo is splendid. I'm really liking that rounded cliff (?) in the background. have a great weekend, and thanks for visiting my blog. It makes me feel special.

JM said...

That's a lovely capture! The Morro rock is amazing.

Regina said...

Awesome!
" Happy Weekend Reflections! "

Maia said...

Beautiful scene and reflection photo.

Pat Tillett said...

faye - Thanks so much! I agree!

John - thanks buddy!

Louis - thanks! I think you would be surprised at how little the place has changed. Especially around the bay.

Halcyon - thanks so much! I'm glad you liked it.

Brenda - Thanks! that is the term, but I didn't process this photo in any way. I'm just that good! LOL...it's really about the light and a good lens.

Miss Becky - Thanks so much for stopping by and signing on! I really like your photos also. I think that "rounded cliff" that everyone has trouble figuring out what it is just a big old round rock.

JM - Thanks so much! It's a great place.

Regina - Thanks so much! I appreciate the comment!

the elder said...

Ohh I miss summer..

Very cool photo, I love the navy!

Pat Tillett said...

Maia - thanks so much for commenting!

the elder - thanks so much! Very nice weather here! I hope you get some warm weather soon!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Very nice, Pat. Yep, that mountain is striking in contrast to the boats.
xoRobyn

Pat Tillett said...

Robyn - thanks so much! You've probably been there at some point, right? Well, I'm going to get over to your place and see how your adventure is going.

Cheeseboy said...

I'd love to have that hanging in my living room. Very cool.

Jenny said...

Beautiful! I hope you took a picnic along!

Pat Tillett said...

Cheeseboy - Thanks! I'd rather have the boat!

Jenny - Not that day, we ate at an awesome seafood place that had been there for generations. Thanks!

Cildemer said...

Great shot! would love to go for a ride on one of those boats;o)
Thanks for visiting my place and taking the time to leave a comment;o)

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Have a beautiful weekend****

Pat Tillett said...

Cildemer - Thanks! I would too, but not right now! It's pretty cold there! My pleasure, thanks right back at ya!

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

I love, love, LOVE Morro Bay!

Pat Tillett said...

Nancy - I do do do also! It'a nice little town with lots of fresh seafood!

Icy BC said...

This is a beautiful picture to see at this time of the year for me!

'Tsuki said...

That is such a lovely view of this harbour... Very nice work.

Shrinky said...

There is so much in this photograph, what a sweet picture!

Owen said...

Looks a little like the boat that Jack Nicholson's character McMurphy "borrowed" in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest to take the patients out fishing...

Pat Tillett said...

Icy BC - I don't know how you folks do it! We whine it gets down into the 50's... thanks!

'Tsuki - thanks so much! It' a great place!

Shrinky - Thanks Shrinky! It's one of those places where there is always something to see.

Owen - Wow! I wonder why I've never thought about that! That book is sitting in a stack that I want to re-read. It's been a long time. Thanks for commenting!

Francisca said...

Your fine photo could almost convince me that fishing is a romantic job. I said almost. ;-)

Jimmy said...

A lot going on in this shot, from the man on the Morning Light looking back at the Kayak to the reflections from the boat on the water.

Nice!!

Pat Tillett said...

Francisca - I'm not sure how romantic it is either. Commercial fishing is a lot of work with very poor hours.

Jimmy - That's funny! I'm sure most people don't bother to enlarge the photo to see all the details. I do the same thing! Thanks Jimmy!

Erika said...

This is gorgeous. I wish I were there right now.

Pat Tillett said...

Erika - thanks so much! It's an amazing place. If you want to be there, just click your heels together!!! Thanks for the comment!

Sophia (my visual illusions) said...

Hi Patrick. I really appreciate you follow me such a long time, from the beginning. I always read your comments with much pleasure and I take your opinion very serious. So thank you very much! And Im sorry Im not comment your posts very often. The reason for that is that I don't like to read and you write veeeery much haha. Hope u understand.
Greets Sophia

Pat Tillett said...

Sophia - It's no problem! I understood when I closed my photoblog and combined it with this one that some of "photo" only types would follow anymore, or comment much if they did still follow. I'm just happy to see how good your photography has become! Congratulations on that!

SquirrelQueen said...

It is a beautiful scene Pat but you are really making me miss the Southern Oregon/NoCal coast.

Pat Tillett said...

SQ - thanks so much! We're talking about maybe moving inland, but I don't think we can give up living on the coast... we'll see!

Stickup Artist said...

Hi Pat, I know that spot and you did it justice in your beautiful photo. It was quite funny to read the comments about the famous Morro Bay Rock by those unfamiliar with this wonderful coastal landmark.

Johnny Nutcase said...

makes me miss living by a marina!

KaLynn ("MiMi") said...

love it. maybe i'll snag this pic to paint one day. I want to do a boat picture and this looks real close to what i want to try.

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Fantastic photo, Pat, as always.

Darryl and Ruth : )

Pat Tillett said...

Stickup Aartist - a lot of folks have never been there or even heard of it. I guess I should have explained that it is the plug of a long ago extinct volcano.

Johnny - Oh yeah! It's nice to be close to the ocean.

KaLynn - Thanks! If you want, I can email you a bigger photo of it.

D&R - Thanks so much! I appreciate it!

Aksharaa said...

Thanks for coming by our blog and leaving a comment:)
Glad to meet you.
You have a beautiful blog going and the best things that comes across from your pictures and words are honesty and emotion which I truly admire:)

Love these reflections. The picture makes u feel warm...

Pat Tillett said...

Aksharaa - thanks so much for signing on and commenting. Also thank you for the nice words.

Bendigo said...

i'm only about 2 1/2 hours from morro bay. Morro Rock is a great place to sit and hang out for the afternoon with the kids. I'm getting a little antsy for good weather again after seeing this pic. Thanks it defintely brightened my day :)

Pat Tillett said...

Bendigo - Hey there! I agree. I just wish it was a little closer! I'm about 4 hours away. I'm sure I'll be hitting that area again in the not too distant future...

Gattina said...

Your picture makes me wish to go on holidays !

Pat Tillett said...

Gattina - thanks so much! I feel the same way...

Entre Nous said...

Gorgeous photo, and seein' as how I can't eben get out of the drive to slip in a trip to the water ii's makin' me love it even more. I may get out by spring... :} I needed the water, Thank You. It's also the second time this week I have seen Morro Bay mentioned, hmmm.

Marlene said...

Gorgeous photo! I can only dream...since I am sitting here looking out my window at a WHITE landscape, soon to become an ICY landscape. ICK.

Pat Tillett said...

Entre Nous - It sounds like an omen that you have a trip to california in your future...

Marlene - Thanks! Brrr... I really have no idea how you folks do it.

Blue Wave 707 said...

Very nice! :-)

Pat Tillett said...

Blue Wave - thanks for stopping by and commenting!

Entre Nous said...

That's it, I'm goin'. The shore's local paper had an article about the USCG's Morro Bay ice breaker!

buymebarbies said...

What a small little romantic place.....Nice memories!!

Tuety said...

Makes me want my own yacht! :)

Pat Tillett said...

Entre Nous - It gets foggy here, but never any icebergs!

My Dear - Sure was! It was also very nice not having to stay in a hotel.

Tuety - A yacht? I thought you wanted a pony? I guess that comes with the age...

Sar@h said...

Nice Harbour
I Think, I will be happy in this place …

Pat Tillett said...

Sar@h - thanks so much! It is a very nice place. Not too many pleaasure boats there. It is mostly a working place, but very nice.

Chris said...

Beautiful !!

Pat Tillett said...

Chris - Thanks so much! I appreciate it!