November 19, 2010

splish splash, I was taking a bath...


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photo by Donald Kinney

Interesting spread on the poll/voting yesterday (for the image above) -- 3 wows and 3 stinks; with 1 each like it, it's o.k., and boring.   Guess it was difficult to figure out what it was, being so blurred.   Probably a photo a Caveman could have taken.   I figure I owe everybody one free trip to the ocean.   Front row seats and pleasant sunsets are available.



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A better reporter would be able to tell you the exact name of this variety of kelp, but I don't, so there you go.   What I DO know is the kelp solidly anchors itself to the rocks with a root-like holdfast system designed to withstand relentless crashing of the waves.



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So, that is what I did on Wednesday.   The San Mateo Coastline was calling.   I couldn't resist the urge to visit.



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This final stop was at Pebble Beach -- not the place down by Carmel, but the Pebble Beach about 30 miles south of San Francisco.



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Anybody know the name of these spunky little seaweed things?
I tried a brief look on the web but didn't find them specifically.

I always admire these little soldiers for their tenacity.   The amount of punishment they can take from the crashing waves never fails to amaze me.



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5 comments:

ANRAFERA said...

Impactantes fotografías. Muy buenas. Felicitaciones. Saludos
Ramón

photowannabe said...

I always think they look like palm trees. Great captures and interesting coloring for the shots. There are times I do miss the San Mateo coast line. The everchanging ocean does call to me.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Photowannabe is right and didn't know it. Their common name is just that, Palm Tree Kelp.

AphotoAday said...

THANKS EVERYBODY - And Palm Tree kelp it is. I should have known that.

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

great this water-art, as you make it art. welldone, also the colours are great. my compliments greetings JoAnn

 
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