HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Arts & Humanities » Photography (Group) » two more images from Trin...

Tue Aug 30, 2016, 01:35 AM

two more images from Trinidad....

The fog bank was offshore this evening, so there was a sunset at Trinidad beach in Northern California. The low sun was still kind of flat on the western coast because of the fog bank, but before the sun disappeared I got a few shots.







The full gallery at higher resolution is at https://mcamann.smugmug.com/Misc-photos/. I hope you like them!

29 replies, 4964 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 29 replies Author Time Post
Reply two more images from Trinidad.... (Original post)
mike_c Aug 2016 OP
Solly Mack Aug 2016 #1
mike_c Aug 2016 #8
shenmue Aug 2016 #2
mike_c Aug 2016 #9
mnhtnbb Aug 2016 #3
mike_c Aug 2016 #10
Mira Aug 2016 #4
mike_c Aug 2016 #7
alfredo Aug 2016 #5
mike_c Aug 2016 #6
alfredo Aug 2016 #12
CaliforniaPeggy Aug 2016 #11
mike_c Aug 2016 #14
AnotherMother4Peace Aug 2016 #13
mike_c Aug 2016 #15
Tom Kitten Aug 2016 #16
mike_c Aug 2016 #17
Liberal_in_LA Aug 2016 #18
mike_c Sep 2016 #20
They_Live Sep 2016 #19
mike_c Sep 2016 #21
chknltl Sep 2016 #22
mike_c Sep 2016 #23
Mz Pip Sep 2016 #24
mike_c Sep 2016 #25
PufPuf23 Sep 2016 #26
mike_c Sep 2016 #27
PufPuf23 Sep 2016 #28
mike_c Sep 2016 #29

Response to mike_c (Original post)

Tue Aug 30, 2016, 01:36 AM

1. Beautiful!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Solly Mack (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 30, 2016, 10:27 AM

8. thanks!

The coastal weather is such a crap shoot here. I live about 20 minutes south of Trinidad, where this photo was taken. At first I was ambivalent about driving up there after dinner-- the sky over my house was clear and cloud free, not particularly conducive to colorful sunset photos. I watched the clouds begin to blow in from the coast, just wisps of possibility. When I finally thought "this might turn into something nice" it was only about an hour before sunset. Thinking that you can't get the shoot if you're not there when light happens, I jumped in my car and drove to the beach.

At first I was disappointed by the offshore fog bank. At best it would mask the horizon in my shots, and at worst it would move ashore and create bland grey skies and shadowless landscapes, but it stayed put offshore throughout the sunset. It blocked the horizon, but I still got a couple of good photos.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mike_c (Original post)

Tue Aug 30, 2016, 04:14 AM

2. Hooray!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to shenmue (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 30, 2016, 10:28 AM

9. thanks!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mike_c (Original post)

Tue Aug 30, 2016, 07:22 AM

3. Gorgeous!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 30, 2016, 10:28 AM

10. I'm glad you liked them!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mike_c (Original post)

Tue Aug 30, 2016, 08:19 AM

4. I have to go now

and find my jaw.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Mira (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 30, 2016, 10:19 AM

7. I hate it when that happens....

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mike_c (Original post)

Tue Aug 30, 2016, 09:36 AM

5. Beautiful. Looks like a change of weather coming.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to alfredo (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 30, 2016, 10:18 AM

6. thank you-- we have a saying on the north coast....

If you don't like the weather, wait fifteen minutes or drive fifteen miles for something different.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mike_c (Reply #6)

Tue Aug 30, 2016, 11:08 AM

12. From where you are, you can see it coming a long way off.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mike_c (Original post)

Tue Aug 30, 2016, 10:48 AM

11. Omigod, my dear mike_c!

Gorgeous!

Breathtaking!

Astonishing!

Wow!


Yes, I like them.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #11)

Tue Aug 30, 2016, 08:23 PM

14. thank you!

Some evenings it's fog as far as you can see and other evenings the sunset gods smile.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mike_c (Original post)

Tue Aug 30, 2016, 08:00 PM

13. Beautiful pictures - thank you

I love Trinidad. My brother built a home on one of the cliffs there, with beautiful sweeping views of the ocean. At night you can hear the sea lions (and the drummers). Thanks for sharing your pics.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to AnotherMother4Peace (Reply #13)

Tue Aug 30, 2016, 08:28 PM

15. I'm glad you enjoyed them!

I only got a few photos because I was late for the sunset but also because while I was on the beach shooting, this random guy who had been watching me walked over and struck up a conversation. Turns out he lived in Sacramento and was traveling down the 101 south from business in Portland on his way home. I've never seen this guy in my life and probably won't ever again-- it was just a random encounter on a nearly empty beach-- and it turned out that we knew a dozen or so people in common, mostly former colleagues of mine who have since retired. Is that crazy? Just some random guy passing through, stopped at Trinidad to take a look, and we've got like two degrees of separation. Trinidad is a lovely place.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mike_c (Original post)

Tue Aug 30, 2016, 11:41 PM

16. Beautiful colors - mackarel sky!

I know I can't look at or take enough pictures of sunsets on the beach. Where is Trinidad? I ask because I've taken 8 road trips between Portland and Santa Ana the past 3 years. Several times I've taken 101, it is one of my all time favorite places I've been to. I have friends who live in Orleans and l stay there sometimes, the whole region has a feeling to me that's hard to describe but I really like.

These are gorgeous photos, I'll check out your website too!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Tom Kitten (Reply #16)

Tue Aug 30, 2016, 11:48 PM

17. thanks!

Trinidad is right off the 101 maybe ten miles north of Arcata/McKinleyville, right on the Pacific Coast. Sounds like you've driven by the exit several times. It has a lovely harbor.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mike_c (Original post)

Wed Aug 31, 2016, 12:21 AM

18. Stunning

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #18)

Fri Sep 2, 2016, 01:04 PM

20. thank you!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mike_c (Original post)

Fri Sep 2, 2016, 09:07 AM

19. Your gallery is amazing.

It's inspiring me to take some road trips. Thanks for sharing!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to They_Live (Reply #19)

Fri Sep 2, 2016, 01:08 PM

21. yeah, me too....

Fall semester has started and I'm back to work, but I'm crazy jonesing for another road trip. Retirement is coming.

I'm glad you liked the photos! Some are over sharpened, IMO, and I'm consoling myself for being stuck at home by looking forward to reprocessing some of them in the meantime.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mike_c (Original post)

Fri Sep 2, 2016, 04:05 PM

22. Unrelated question.

I am 62, went to school at Dupont Jr/Laughbon Sr High in Washington State with a guy by the same name (not sure of spelling-it's been a looooong time), any relationship?

Oh and nice photos, I love the lower one of the two best...I can almost hear those waves breaking and the hiss as the water melts into the sand-pure poetry that shot!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to chknltl (Reply #22)

Sat Sep 3, 2016, 12:56 AM

23. well, we're almost the same age....

I'm 61, but I went to high school in Virginia and have never lived in WA. So nope, I didn't do it. Yes it has been a long time!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mike_c (Original post)

Sun Sep 4, 2016, 09:07 AM

24. Lovely.

The colors are spectacular. I want to be there.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Mz Pip (Reply #24)

Sun Sep 4, 2016, 02:09 PM

25. I think I'm going back this evening....

Happy Labor Day weekend!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mike_c (Original post)

Mon Sep 5, 2016, 03:33 PM

26. Outrageously awesome photography!

I went through the entire Summer 2016 gallery.

My mother and grandmother were born in Blue Lake and I have great and great great grandparents buried in the Blue Lake cemetery.

I never knew there were Zebras in Mattole Valley.

Unless there is a 2nd set of Twin Lakes in Six Rivers National Forest, those photos are in Humboldt and not Trinity county. I really liked the shot of chinquapin, madrone, and rhododendron forest. Are these Twin Lakes located north of the Klamath up Slate Creek Road?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to PufPuf23 (Reply #26)

Mon Sep 5, 2016, 03:41 PM

27. yup, that's the place....

Thanks for the correction. You're right-- that's still Humboldt. I glad you liked the photos! I'm still learning a lot-- many of those I posted during mid-summer are over sharpened. I'm slowly revisiting them to correct the sharpening.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mike_c (Reply #27)

Mon Sep 5, 2016, 04:18 PM

28. I first went to Twin Lakes in 1967 on a Honda trail bike.

Last edited Mon Sep 5, 2016, 07:40 PM - Edit history (1)

The "logging roads" were built in the early 1970s for Twin Lakes and Slate-Robbins timber sales (and several subsequent large timber sales).

In 1967 the way to Twin Lakes was to go up Cedar Camp Road and about a mile past Dyer Place there is a 1930s era jeep road that goes to Cedar Springs, wraps around the head waters of Slate Creek, accesses several mines (chrome), and accesses Twin Lakes.

There is a blocked old truck road between the upper and lower Twin Lake that accesses a small clear cut (now a 40 plus year old plantation). Spring 1973 I was reviewing Twin Lakes timber sale units logged in 1972. I flagged where fire line would be built and sketched maps of where hardwoods needed to be fell in the clear cut, and snags needed to be fell outside the unit boundaries in preparation for broadcast burning. At the bottom of that specific clear cut I found an old fashioned logger's hard hat that I ended up using for 30 years, now hanging on a nail here in my office.

There are Brewer Spruce on Slate Creek Butte.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to PufPuf23 (Reply #28)

Tue Sep 6, 2016, 01:22 AM

29. thank you for sharing that story!

I've loved the Slate Creek drainage since the mid-90s, when I did some work for the Orleans/Ukanom RD on the Six Rivers NF. On one trip we scrambled WAY down off a ridge into a steep canyon to take water samples and collect stream invertebrates from the headwaters of Slate Creek. The RD had sent a work crew ahead of us to "provide access" by chainsawing a path straight down the canyon wall through stands of relatively young reqrowth, thus removing all handholds and anchors while leaving behind a shin high slope of punjee sticks. Thankfully the work crew had stopped about half way down, when the descent got really hairy, and I have to say the path they cleared did make the ascent back up out of the canyon easier.

There was serpentine bedrock in the Slate Creek stream bed, and the steep canyon walls admitted sunlight that shone directly into the stream channel. It glowed green in the sunlight. I'll never forget how it shone in the otherwise dim and shaded bottom of the densely forested canyon.

In my early forties at the time, I was the oldest member of the sampling crew-- I was training them-- and the climb back out was memorable for its wheezing, knee buckling, and interminable duration.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread