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we're back - ( but not so fast )

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 6 October 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Well, town of Loleta fans - I made it back to our little gem of a village - as I'd hoped to do. As I drove in late on Friday afternoon - the sky was dark with heavy rain. Saturday morning (when this image was taken) was much better. Huge rain squalls would pass through - making photography near impossible. But between these rains - there was sunshine and showers. This developed into a photographer's dream day. So...

We will return to images of Loleta soon enough. I've decided to present my journey through the northwest corner of California in chronological order - beginning tomorrow. I hope to see you then.

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cellinux from Galati, Romania

beautiful perspective; what lens did you use?

6 Oct 2008 6:41am

@cellinux: Thank you for the kind word and the visit. I threw you a curve here. The image was captured on a Canon 5D using the Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 lens. I then used Adobe Photoshop to apply perspective correction to the image. Good eye, cellinux!

Anthony from Bielefeld, Germany

nice shot,good road side view with a good low angle.

6 Oct 2008 10:05am

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Really nice angle... looking forward to this series.

6 Oct 2008 10:09am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Loleta, it was short and looking forward to more of your travelling photos :0

6 Oct 2008 11:16am

Thomas Griffioen from Rotterdam, Netherlands

Indeed a great angle and perspective. Great start of the new series!

6 Oct 2008 11:20am

dogilicious from Millerstown, PA, United States

Did you know that Loleta was the setting for the movie Halloween 3? After your last set of shots I looked it up on Wikipedia. This is a great perspective.

6 Oct 2008 12:12pm

@dogilicious: Indeed - your post had me on Wikipedia and sure enough - Halloween III ! - I'll be placing some more Loleta facts up as well - a little later in the week. Thanks!

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Atmospheric!! Very effective perspective and wonderful tone to heighten the mood... I'm so drawn to it and can't help imagining what lies ahead, beyond the vanishing point.

6 Oct 2008 12:48pm

willow from Chelsea, United States

I agree with everyone above - great perspective. This image draws me in and at the same time leaves me feeling a little uneasy - like I'm not too sure what we are going to find up ahead.

6 Oct 2008 1:04pm

gbe from kansas city, United States

love this little sign popping up through the vegetation, and the low road, and the strange cloud light...

6 Oct 2008 2:13pm

Rui from Leiria, Portugal

Here we go again :o) Interesting perspective. Let's see the surprises you have reserved for us! Thanks Stephen

6 Oct 2008 3:19pm

Zygène from morlaix, France

Comme un petit appelle au voyage cette photo.

6 Oct 2008 3:48pm

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

IHello again. Nice on-the-road image, well coloured.

6 Oct 2008 5:15pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

The tour can't start soon enough; can't wait!

6 Oct 2008 6:56pm

@Viewfinder: Thanks so much. FYI, then - we'll spend the next several days along the southern fringes of Prairie Creek Redwoods State and National Parks - between Eureka and Crescent City, California. On Saturday - an image from Trinidad, California. And then Sunday, we will begin a fairly detailed odyssey into Loleta - and the area immediately nearby.

yz from Budapest, Hungary

Nice point of view!

6 Oct 2008 7:00pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Excellent angle on this shot.

6 Oct 2008 8:46pm

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

Very good work with the angle

6 Oct 2008 9:46pm

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

Super shot of the road into the village, I get a nice impression of the place. Looking forward to your tour tomorrow :)

6 Oct 2008 11:40pm

@Observing: Uh, uh, uh, Mike - as it says, 'not so fast'. We have one or two other pieces of imagery to do first. I'll meet you in Loleta on Sunday...

One from Açores, Portugal

A magnificent image, carefully follow your new images of Loleta.

7 Oct 2008 2:32am

@One: I'm hopping you'll stick around - no Loleta until Sunday...

Another short tale begins tomorrow.

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, CA, United States

i LOVE this pic! it reminds me of an opening shot from National Geographic or something of that sort -- this shot has such a story behind it!! excellent composition -- wonderful lighting, and a very moody sky! that old sign just sets the tone -- this could be a wickedly haunted town right out of a Stephen King novel. brilliant shot! bravo!!!

7 Oct 2008 4:56am

@dj.tigersprout: Wow - what creeps me is that I'm sitting in my living room - reading your welcome comments - and listening to the replay of this morning's NPR/kqed airing of 'Forum' with Michael Krasny. And his guest - Stephen King. Ya can't make this stuff up DJ.

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

I like the effect of the wide angle, and this perspective with this empty road ! squatted for the shot ?

8 Oct 2008 8:35pm

@Francesc B.: Not too much of a squat here. The dense growth by the side of the road was quite high - and it was my 16 - 35 wide-angle. Keeping rain out of things was the largest challenge.