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Life in Loleta - looking west

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 28 September 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The church, stores and the dairy are two blocks up the hill to my left - here we are on Eel River Drive - facing west. This road bends around to connect to State Highway 101 (2 km) and thena short distance more to find the little towns of Fernbridge, Ferndale, and Fortuna.The Eel River is about 1 km ( 0.6 mi) ahead - The Pacific Ocean is beyond the pastures to the right.

[notebook]: this image along with the following two - are archival from my first visit to Loleta in 2006.

[notebook]: I'll be away for the next week - please understand if my attention becomes a little spotty until I return. Joyous light to all...

More tomorrow.

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Betty from New Jersey, United States

The light in this shot is really joyous! :-) Very well done!

28 Sep 2008 10:47am

@Betty: Joyous light - wow - what a concept, Betty! I just might use that. Thanks so much - enjoy this day.

Kylie Greenan from Richmond, Australia

Wow, how beautiful this place is, I love this, so peaceful, that sky is amazing, beautiful clouds. Hope you have a good week away!! Have fun!

28 Sep 2008 11:06am

@Kylie Greenan: Thanks, Kylie - this isn't exactly a 'pleasure trip' I am doing this week - even so, I'm looking forward to being out-of-town. See you down the highway of life. Be well...

Mirko Herzner from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

Great colors and an amzing composition, Stephen. I like this one!

28 Sep 2008 12:10pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Well done Stephen, You've put Loleta on the map lol

28 Sep 2008 2:51pm

dogilicious from Millerstown, PA, United States

Very nice colors and light. I really like the perspective. You don't see many passing zones in downtown!

28 Sep 2008 4:56pm

@dogilicious: You might see three cars go by - and then not see another car for fifteen minutes. Not much of a rush hour here.

alex centrella from California, United States

a nice rural area image, as you know stephen I like these type of images.

28 Sep 2008 5:29pm

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

very good shot, i like how the road goes on for ever

28 Sep 2008 6:21pm

Thomas Griffioen from Rotterdam, Netherlands

Perfect pov Stephen, the tree and the cloud above seems to be family. Fantastic photo again.

28 Sep 2008 6:36pm

Walter from Watkinsville, United States

Great light on this shot. It really makes those trees pop against the sky and brings out the greens of the field in the far distance.

28 Sep 2008 6:45pm

Rui from Leiria, Portugal

This is a really lovely place. Amazing composition Stephen.

28 Sep 2008 10:00pm

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

Apart from this being a great image with that amazing cloud, and a lovely little country town, I really enjoy all the extra narrative details too. Very interesting.

28 Sep 2008 10:11pm

One from Açores, Portugal

Very beautiful image, good composition, magnificent colors of the sky and clouds. Congratulations!

29 Sep 2008 12:22am

baobab from Cambridge, United States

nice - I like the wild tree and its echo in the wild cloud... lovely light too.

29 Sep 2008 3:52am

gbe from kansas city, United States

beautiful, crazy light...and i love the wide frame.

29 Sep 2008 3:53am

Daily Phototherapy from Sacramento, United States

Great capture with beautiful lighting and sky.

2 Oct 2008 5:40pm