It’s been raining here over the past few weeks. Storms blowing in winds. Big swells at the beach. We live just 30 minutes from the coast a short hop over a large mountain terrain leads us from Paso Robles to Cambria. At it’s highest elevation we are over 7000 ft. then back down to sea level. The sights are spectacular. When the weather clears and mud dries I’ll have to stop to take photos to show you. But, until then I am sharing a little beach photography. With a dash of color inspiration.
There are a few places in nature that are my soul catchers. One of them is the beach. The other three are the river, forest and gardens. They are special places for me. I feel more at peace. Maybe it reminds me of the days when I ran all day playing in the surf? Or when I was a teen spending days with friends walking the shore, hikes at the mountains…. Yes and no. It’s the wind blowing my hair, sun on my face, breeze and getting outdoors. But, mostly the calling the ocean has is captivating. She has a way with herself, waves lapping up the shore, the sounds of the waves reminding me of how powerful and beautiful nature is.
That is when I am the most at peace. I love walking the shore collecting shells. I love taking photographs of all the seasons and how it affects what the beach gives us. Calm and sunny, windy and cloudy, low and high tides……
Not to long ago we ventured out for a day at the beach. Only to see her at her mightiest. High waves reaching 25-30 feet. We stood on a wood pathway at the top of the cliffs. We walked along viewing the ocean with one of her most magnificent shows. There is not one image that could capture how high those waves truly were! But, the beach that we normally walk on below the cliffs weren’t there. They were swallowed up by her waves.
I forgive her for not sharing her space with us that day we came to visit. As the ocean was reeling from a winter storm. Not even one surfer dared, as she covered rocks hidden in waves. Like a mother she needed time for herself.
How content he was to watch the beauty of the ocean and walk with us… I like to think that this little one will grow up to cherish nature too.
Although our visit with my family was short it had many moments that will fill my heart until next time.
Beach Photography | Color Inspiration
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