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It's a Fine Line
I never get tired of the view from the cliffside campsites at South Carlsbad State Beach in northern San Diego County. There is something immensely comforting in simultaneously perceiving the sameness of the general vista with the infinite diversity of its manifestations. This particular shot was taken May 30th, 2012, from our campsite, located ever so slightly north from where we have typically stayed.

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quuf From: quuf Date: July 14th, 2012 09:17 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
God, I love this.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: July 14th, 2012 09:55 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Thank you. I'll dispense with false modesty to confess that I feel the same way. The view is so amazing. But that overlay of competing blues at the last moment, practically, before the descent of full night is really hard to capture. I'd tried on numerous occasions previously, without much success. This time, I had a better camera, the tripod Kim got me for Christmas, and the benefit of that planet glowing in the sky, which somehow makes the composition work much better than it otherwise would.
quuf From: quuf Date: July 14th, 2012 06:10 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
When I first saw it, I thought, 'French Symbolists'. I'm too scattered to say exactly why right now, but the planet cinched it for me.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: July 14th, 2012 06:36 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I'm a huge fan of shots that show a field -- or fields -- of something that appears mostly the same on first glance but reveals a more variegated reality on closer inspection. But they typically work a lot better when they have a little something sharp and specific to anchor the eye. I have another photo from this trip, less impressive than this one, but which also illustrates this principle well. I'll try to remember to post it with commentary.
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