January 16, 2010

Bubbles at South Rodeo Beach

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photo by Donald Kinney

On Thursday I was wondering where I could find us a couple of photos, so I headed down to the Marin Headlands -- it's not far away.   I did my usual mingling with the tourists at the overlooks of the Golden Gate Bridge, and then took my usual scenic route westward along the rugged coastline out to the Point Bonita Lighthouse, and ended up taking the seldom used trail to South Rodeo Beach.   These bubbles were waiting for me.   Can you see my reflection in all of them?

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photo by Donald Kinney

Now, I'm not exactly what produced all that color in the first photo -- seafoam is generated by plant proteins in seawater, and hopefully the extra color wasn't generated by pollution or oil from an old spill (((a lot of oil also seeps naturally from the sea bed in oil rich areas))).   But the un-colorful foam in the photo above is what you would be more likely to encounter with foam at the beach.

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photo by Donald Kinney

Now, bunches and globs of foam, like these, is what you're going to see a lot of during and after a storm.   The wind and waves can really whip it up!

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Irouwen said...

Je suis vraiment facinée par la première photo, avec toutes les bulles aux couleurs de l'arc en ciel.
Je pourrais passer du temps à la regarder.

Brad said...

Really dig the colored bubbles photo - especially large. I think I counted a thousand or so "Dons" in that one!

Brad said...

And your big next day's photo at the top is AMAZING!

photowannabe said...

Love your bubble portrait. Beautiful pictures Don.
All the different textures and shades of brown an black makeme want to reach out and touch them.

Tomate Farcie said...

Wow, the first shot is really cool! I wonder what it looks like at full resolution, must be awesome. And look, each bubble contains a little photographer ;)

BTW, your first commenter said she is really fascinated by the first shot, with all the rainbow-colored bubbles, and could spend a lot of time looking at it.

But you knew that :)

Jo's-D-Eyes said...

Heeh te top photo might be oil in water? anyhow interesting water pics, in Holland all water is still frozen and white/grey.

JoAnn Holland

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