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Planet Cali by AndrewShoemaker Planet Cali by AndrewShoemaker
I discovered a very unique piece of the California coastline that is almost out of this world! These small tide pools are revealed at low and provide a foreground from seemingly another planet. Taken in La Jolla, CA, I found this spot about 2 hours before sunset and camped out enjoying the last hours of light and thinking of how to compose this shot. There is so many good compositions in this area, that it was hard to decide, so I was running around like a mad man once the light was proper :) The only self crtique I have on this image is just that that I would've preferred it if there were some clouds in the sky, but it was a cloudless southern California day ;) Local Native Americans, the Kumeyaay, called this location mat kulaaxuuy lit "land of holes" supposedly for the sea caves along the coast, but maybe this was why? The Spanish who arrived in this area in 1542 and then formed Alta California 200 later, called it La Jolla or "Jewel City" and that is the name that sticks with it to this day.
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nudagimo Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
Gorgeous shot! I've never seen something like this! :clap:
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terceleto Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
this is really cool - what a great find and shot!
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JoseMelim Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
A surreal place and a great photowork!
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MeljeuG Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Really pretty :heart:
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Csipesz Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot!
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AndrewShoemaker Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank You!
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:iconcsipesz:
Csipesz Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Not at all!
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Fotogenetixx Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing shot.. WOW!!!
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InkScaled Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
[Inspired by image]
Grey-blue grapes made from sand,
lying on brown-gold saline land,
knows that after sun goes down,
will come wave and make their life done.
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Wolfyone Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for sharing this incredible place!
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AlRzeen-ad Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
Amazing ., Keep going
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peter84mj Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
so cool! I really like this
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Inezissima Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Awesome picture!!
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KongKazaa Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
well timed with the sun mon amie.
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Nikonfinest Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Student Photographer
so awesome!~!
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AndrewShoemaker Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks :)
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Nikonfinest Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Student Photographer
ur welcome! love ur pics
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AndrewShoemaker Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional Photographer
:)
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canonjockey Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
thats one of the most awesome shots Ive seen recently..fabulous lighting and pin sharp detail.. :-)
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:iconandrewshoemaker:
AndrewShoemaker Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you, I appreciate it!
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
Really beautiful! Gosh, the lighting is just perfect! :w00t:
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AndrewShoemaker Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
thanks :)
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FelixInden Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional Photographer
wow, impressive foreground- nice sunlight scenery. love it
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AndrewShoemaker Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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FelixInden Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Photographer
you´re more thn welcome!
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Markus43 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yeah, very nice work
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AndrewShoemaker Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
gracias :)
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Bodenlos Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
There are so many beautiful places on this planet that I need to visit - stunning image!
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AndrewShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional Photographer
yes there are! Wish I could just explore for a living
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Bodenlos Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I know what you mean and I am glad that my job gives me the opportunity to see many different places - I just wish it also granted me the time to get more out of them. :)
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Val-Faustino Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool location and great shot :clap:
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AndrewShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional Photographer
:)
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J-Skipper Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Love it!
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AndrewShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks :)
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J-Skipper Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
your welcome! :)
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ForeverCreative Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Just a note I think if there had been clouds, they would have competed with the foreground. I think it is perfect the way it is.
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AndrewShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks! I was a thinking a magnificent sunset reflecting off of the little pools would be awesome.....I guess I'll find out sometime ;)
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ForeverCreative Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Gorgeous!!
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mamork Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Love it :D
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AndrewShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
:)
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pwlldu Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
looks like mini volcanoes.
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AndrewShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
kind of doesn't it.....mini craters
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turnheld69 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
fantastic landscape!
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AndrewShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
:happybounce:
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Lady-Lena-LaFaye Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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AndrewShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
:)
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LASKANWLF Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
Nice shot!! :clap:
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AndrewShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks :)
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sjbvrsn Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Great capture Andrew!
I will look for this place next time I'm down there. I have been in that area a few times and really like Sunset Cliffs?
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AndrewShoemaker Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks! Hit me up if you need directions....there's a lot of great spots right around here at low tide especially :)
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