Sunday, March 15, 2009

Monochrome Monday - Bolsa Chica

Hope you're not tired of hearing the name Bolsa Chica. I added it to my title to make it a little easier for myself when I'm looking back through my posts. But, these were taken at Bolsa Chica along the water's edge along one of the paths.

I know some people may not like these shots but something about these dead trees jutting out of the water, the textures and shapes against the water appeals to me.


I like the shot below because the tree laying across the bottom looks like a serpent. Does the end of it look like a head?





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37 comments:

Ida said...

Beautiful series. :)
Creative and artistic.
I just love these pictures! :)))

2sweetnsaxy said...

Thank you Ida! :-)

Aileni said...

I think the whole sequence is superb - very fine. And you have a 'found' serpent as well.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Thanks Aileni and thanks for the visit. :-)

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Grazie per aver lasciato il tuo post nel mio blog.-
Molto belle le tue foto in bianco e nero.-
Mi piacciono molto.-
Buona serata.-

Pat - Arkansas said...

That log looks like the Loch Ness monster! :) Neat photos.

Mary said...

Very dramatic in B&W! That does look like a sea serpent:-)

Carver said...

I love these shots. I always find the remains of trees jutting out of the water beautiful in their own way and you did a great job photographing them.

ramblingwoods.com said...

It does look like a snake...I think trees make such interesting photos. Something most people take for granted...

Denise said...

Great shots, your images are always interesting and I enjoyed these very much.

Mojo said...

Now that you mention it, it does look rather like a sea serpent or some such thing. And I actually like the contrast of the dead trees against a monochrome sky. But don't base anything on my tastes, their weirdness is well documented.

Just by way of general information, as long as you add "Bolsa Chica" as a label, you should be able to find the posts easily enough in the dashboard just searching on the phrase. The search box that the public sees will pick those up too, but also every occurrence of that phrase anywhere you use it. So you don't have to put it in the title to make it searchable. (Just sayin'... I don't think it really makes that much difference what's in the title anyway.)

John said...

Great set of shots. Perfect in mono.

Catherine said...

These are perfect pictures, three of them. I like them very much.
At the first sight, I would have said a dragon, no ? The three picture "tell" something like an old legend about an haunted land, according me. Imagination .....

Tammie Lee said...

Yes, I agree it looks like a serpent. Wonderful, each one.

Today's Blah... said...

It really looks like one. Cool shots and new header. I like it. have a nice week ahead.

Dina ... UK said...

I like the first one very much...

they are all very good :-)

Judy said...

I like the way the texture of the dead trees is accentuated by the b/w. And yes, the one does look like a dragon head, although with the skin falling off the neck, it would be a pretty wierd story!

Babooshka said...

You really have created and intriguing series of spooky images.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I especially like the second one TB.

Suz Broughton said...

Beautiful! Is this Bolsa Chica in Huntington Beach?

judi said...

You know I like water shots and dead trees and dead trees in water. :D

allhorsestuff said...

These are so cool! The serpent is amazing.
Thanks for your comment about little Elsie.
Kac

Blossom said...

I love the last picture. Great trees. Lovely
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Paz said...

Nicely-captured photos.

Paz

Paz said...

P.S. I like your new banner.

Paz

napaboaniya said...

Dead trees suiting the mono tone well and these are perfect shots.

John Theberge said...

I think this is a perfect subject matter for black and white. They would not have been as dramatic in color.

Linnea W said...

Yes, that one log does look like a strange creature. You've captured the mood of this place perfectly in monochrome. I really like the ripples and reflections in the water shots. Interesting place...enjoy the day.

Amanda said...

Hey lady,
great shots, I have some friends that hang out at Bolsa but I love you artistic impression very much!

Daryl said...

Excellent all ..

Liz said...

I like the second one with the monster! And the wonderful ripples.

storyteller said...

What lovely photos of Bolsa Chica. You must not live too far from me and I walk there often myself.
Hugs and blessings,

iriegal said...

I love this shot, somehow one of the pieces of wood reminds me of an old man's face..I know weird iriegal...but they seem to take on their own characteristics

T and S said...

Beautiful B&W compositions. I like the contrast levels on these images

vincibene said...

Beautiful series! I love the second shot!

George said...

I just have to say that I love the entire sequence. These are great monochrome shots.

Kilauea Poetry said...

I'm also fancinated with dead trees..In fact this morning I shot one with the sun coming up..I was too shaky! Enchanting photos-
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