On the Road and In Your Backyard

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Have a wonderful day, and enjoy the pictures!


Today, pictures from valued commenter 🐾BillinGlendaleCA.

You may recall my submission to these pages a few weeks ago containing pictures of a hillside covered in flowers. The point of the journey was not the flowers, they were just a fortunate happenstance. The purpose of the trip was to photograph the sunset at Leo Carrillo State Beach. We managed to get there a hour before sunset and had some time to explore a bit. There’s a number of coves and caves along the beach as it juts out to Sequit Point.

Taken on 2019-05-25 00:00:00

Leo Carrillo State Beach, Malibu, California

The first destination was the beach. There’s a nice view towards Point Dume and on to Santa Monica. This shot is composed of 20 shots captured at different focus settings and the combined together. It was an interesting experiment in focus stacking, but the action of the waves made it a bit tricky. I think that I’ll use focus stacking for more static subjects.

Taken on 2019-05-25 00:00:00

Leo Carrillo State Beach, Malibu, California

This is the first cove(closest to the beach) and the shot is looking west to the setting sun. As you can see the cloud cover has begun to increase.

Taken on 2019-05-25 00:00:00

Leo Carrillo State Beach, Malibu, California

I’ve moved further west in this shot and you can see Sequit Point. The photographer leaning over his tripod is my colleague whose Idea it was to make this journey.

Taken on 2019-05-25 00:00:00

Leo Carrillo State Beach, Malibu, California

This is a closer view of Sequit Point with a fisherman out at nearly the end of the point.

Taken on 2019-05-25 00:00:00

Leo Carrillo State Beach, Malibu, California

The view east from Sequit Point shows that the cloud cover hasn’t extended east very far. This shot was captured with a high f-stop and a long exposure to get a frothy look the the waves.


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23 replies
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    Steeplejack says:

    Nice pictures, Bill. Soothing.

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    Mel says:

    The fourth photo is my favorite, although they are all so beautiful. There’s something mesmerizing about those rich layers of pink, purple and orange resting on top of that last glimmer of blue at the horizon.

    Spent an afternoon at that lovely beach some years ago when I spent a week with a friend who lived just outside of Malibu, but we left without seeing the sunset. These photos make we wish we had stayed to see it! Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos.

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    Baud says:

    Whoa. Nice.

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    Mary G says:

    Leo Carrillo is a magic place. Your photos are gorgeous.

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    OzarkHillbilly says:

    The fisherman.

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    HinTN says:

    You captured Haleakala’s reins beautifully in that one photograph. They’re still gorgeous but that one is my fave.

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    JPL says:

    What a lovely way to start the day! Thanks Bill for the pics.

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    Arrieve says:

    Beautiful way to start the day. Thanks Bill

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    Hi, all. Usually I like to be around when my pic post, but last night(and this morning) I was off in Joshua Tree communing with the Milky Way.

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    stinger says:

    This landlocked Midwesterner can hear and smell the waves hitting the shore in all these photos, but that pink sky/green water photo is out of this world! The fisherman just caps it.

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    Wag says:


    I can hardly wait to see the results of your trip!

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    Mike in Oly says:

    Just lovely. Thanks for sharing these.

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    @Wag: The early verdict is mixed, the photos of M31 were somewhat out of focus(sad, because I got the polar alignment correct).

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    @Steeplejack: Thanks, I like ocean shots.

    @Mel: I was going to say that I hadn’t been there in 50 years, but I attempted a Milky Way shoot from there 2 years ago. It’s a really nice part of the coast.

    @Baud: Glad ya like it.

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    @Mary G: It is, I really want to attempt some Milky Way pics there. As noted in my comment above, I tried once.

    @OzarkHillbilly: Raven.

    @HinTN: There was a bit of trickery in that photo, I added the sun rays in.

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    @Arrieve: Almost better than breakfast?

    @stinger: I get lucky sometimes.

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    waratah says:

    I love your beach shots. I would like to see day photos.

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    Sloane Peterson's knee therapist says:

    Great photos! I was not aware that a State beach was named after Pancho, Duncan Renaldo’s sidekick in The Cisco Kid. Watched that show religiously as a young hombre.

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    J R in WV says:

    Hadn’t thought of that TV show for years, but me too, every time i could.

    Billin, great photos as usual. Thanks for the colors, the waves, the sky and the sunset. Even if you cheated a little bit for beauty, that’s OK, worth it for the effect!!!

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    Ella in New Mexico says:

    Beautiful, soothing pics!

    Reminds me I need to watch this week’s episode of “Big Little Lies”. I hear Nicole Kidman slaps that stupid smarmy face Meryl Streep’s creepy rapist-mom has and I can’t wait :-D

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    StringOnAStick says:

    Your photos are always so nice, very professional.

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