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I had to kill a man today...

Postby mountaineer » Mon Mar 19, 2007 4:45 pm

Not really, just thought that would grab your attention and then I could share some San Luis Obispo County photography with you. :) These are all within the last month.

Soda Lake(Carrizo Plain):
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Earthquake fracture, Carrizo Plain:
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Sunset from Cuesta Ridge looking across Morro Bay:
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The coastline SW of Harmony:
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More to come...



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Postby Hikin Mike » Mon Mar 19, 2007 5:19 pm

Well, since you are a CHP....I would believe it, glad you didn't!

I love them all! :D
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Postby Lightning Dog » Mon Mar 19, 2007 5:23 pm

If pictures could kill, we'd all be dead. I love the earthquake fracture. Beautiful pictures!!
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Postby copeg » Mon Mar 19, 2007 5:43 pm

Awesome shots mountaineer. Do you know how carrizo and/or shell creek are shaping up for spring? I'd guess dry as a bone but I may head down there anyway
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Postby mountaineer » Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:33 pm

I would say pretty sparse. I tell you what, I'll try and drive out to Shell Creek tomorrow and then let you know.
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Postby mountaineer » Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:40 pm

Old surfer dude near Morro Rock:
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Tracks to nowhere, Carrizo Plain:
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Soda Lake:
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Poppies and the Pacific:
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Sunset with Hollister Peak sticking above the fog:
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Harmony Sunset:
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Sunset above the Seven Sisters:
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Hearst schoolhouse below Hearst Castle:
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SLO

Postby gdurkee » Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:52 pm

Hey, those are truly great. We were just thinking of a trip down there in the next couple of weeks. That kind of tips the balance (my wife went to SLO in the 70s).

You CHP? Stay safe... .

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Postby Snow Nymph » Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:11 pm

Those are really nice! Thanks!
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free . . . . Jim Morrison


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Postby Trekker » Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:45 pm

Mountaineer, thanks for reminding me of the other beautiful places in CA other than the mountains! I went through the Carrizo plane during my first winter term at University of the Pacific, a class on the San Andreas fault, which was during my Geology major years. Spectacular landscape from a geologic standpoint. I also have the only surviving picture of my last motorcycle with Morro Rock in the background on a trip through there. Good memories. :nod: Is that Morro Rock in the background, sticking above the fog?

Thanks also for reminding me what a crappy photographer I am!!!!! :( :D
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Postby mountaineer » Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:39 pm

trailblazer wrote:Awesome shots mountaineer. Do you know how carrizo and/or shell creek are shaping up for spring? I'd guess dry as a bone but I may head down there anyway


Just got back from Shell Creek. Very little green grass. What is green is only 2-3" high and already starting to dry. It is all hidden by the tall dry grass that is still standing from last season. A few of those tiny little yellow flowers scattered here and there but not much else. Hiked through the field and didn't see any poppy plants pokin up.

Who knows though, we might be surprised. I'll keep you posted every 2-3 weeks.
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Re: SLO

Postby mountaineer » Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:40 pm

gdurkee wrote:You CHP? Stay safe... .

g.


For better or worse...
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Postby Shawn » Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:48 pm

Man, too much good stuff to comment on.

They are all great but the Poppies, Tracks to nowhere, and Hearst schoolhouse really resonate with me. I'm not a major league fan of flower photos - but that Poppies photo is really terrific.
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