Past Snapshots: Point Lobos

I’m still working my way through my photo drive, and I’ve made it to the summer of 2011. Here’s some pictures from another one of my favorite local parks, Point Lobos. Every time I visit there I find something different to focus on–and on this day, it was the details of texture in seaweed and shells washed up by a recent storm. This coincided nicely with this week’s Lens Artist Challenge: close up, so I thought I’d share a couple. I took these pictures with my Canon Powershot G-10, which I carried with me everywhere for years.

Treasures on the Shore

It’s no secret that Point Lobos is one of my favorite state parks. The same way that Yosemite calls me to the mountains, Point Lobos draws me back to the coast time after time for days of discovery and exploration. Busy tidepools. Vibrant sunsets. High surf days with 20-foot waves. Opportunities to play with new equipment and ideas.

This winter’s visit did not disappoint. A recent storm had washed all sorts of marine creatures onto the small beaches, decorating the shore with everything from glistening abalone shells to variegated sea weeds and even bleached white bones. Sea lion cubs played hide and seek with the waves, and we even caught a hint of a sunset before the clouds rolled in.