Sunday, April 29, 2012

Old and In The Way?

I don't think so. The wreck of the Point Reyes sits on private property behind the small market in the small town of  Inverness, CA on the very scenic Tomales Bay. My first thought was how nice of the store owners to allow access to the boat. It's now clear to me that the wreck is a goldmine for the store owner and probably the town in general. There is a steady stream of photographers and lookyloos (is that a word?) that are drawn to the boat and then stop in the store for snacks and drinks. The two times we visited, I saw point-and-shooters, serious photographers with tripods hoping for just the right light, picnickers... all kinds of people coming and going.
And did I mention how scenic Tomales Bay is? I've even changed my header (not to worry, I will be returning with a desert theme soon!). The San Andreas fault sits directly under the bay, with mainland CA on the east slowly sliding on it's plate in one direction, and much of Point Reyes on the west sliding the other direction. We spent two nights at the Motel Inverness. There is a wonderful wood-plank walkway leading out on the marsh for bird-watching (and photography!) directly behind the motel.
f 2.8, 1/400, iso 125, 24mm focal length
Light fog on the bay
Spiderwebs on the saltgrass
Bird blind at the end of the walkway
Linking with Your Sunday Best and Weekly Top Shot.
Hope you had a great weekend!

29 comments:

  1. You know, as much as I love the desert, it IS nice to get away to someplace else every now and then! Beautiful photos!

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  2. I love it! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. That looks like a wonderful place to visit. I really like your word 'lookyloos'- very descriptive :))

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  4. What a fantastic place.. so much to see and capture.
    Many thanks for sharing it.

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  5. Great shots.Like them. So different of our world.

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  6. gorgeous photos...the light and shadows are just glorious!

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  7. Wow, what a marvelous place.. love that shot of the boat... Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot. :-)

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  8. Love following along on your adventures. Beautiful captures.

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  9. how fun..love your pictures!

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  10. wonderful shots...my first road trip destination in the new car...here, thank you very much!

    leave the header photo for awhile...very summer feeling.

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  11. Great shots! I'm enjoying your trip. :)

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  12. What a pot of gold you have found.

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  13. The boat would certainly draw a crowd yet I like the boardwalk best.

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  14. What a beautiful area! Love the walkway, what a perfect place to go early in the morning!

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  15. Enjoyed all the photos especially the spider webs

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  16. Wow...that looks like a wonderful place to visit!

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  17. From looking at the quality, depth of field, and clarity of these great shots I would surmise you are very happy with your new camera. :-)

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  18. Wonderful shots! Such a great place to explore. Have a great week!

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  19. What a beautiful place! Love the "Light fog on the bay" photo.

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  20. And an old boat is much more socially aware than having a bear in a cage to get people to stop a bit...
    My favourite shot is the third one, with the boardwalk curving, and the late sunlight casting shadows!!! Although I love the spiderwebs, too...

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  21. Lovely photos. That spider web is amazing!

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  22. Lovely photos. That spider web is amazing!

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  23. "Light on the bay" is an outstanding shot. Rest are also very well taken.

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  24. Great shots ... like the way you see things!

    Irene

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  25. The wreck is cool and I love the fog on the bay and the spider webs on the grass.

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  26. I'm pretty sure lookyloos is a word, yes. and Inverness! One of my favorite towns. Good memories from that place. Love the post and the photos!

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  27. Great shots. The third one is my fave.

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