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Driving Along the Lost Coast - the photographer

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 4 April 2009 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

an image of my humble self...

Image ©2009 by Timothy Phillips - used by permission.

My nephew,Tim - was along for this excursion. He took this picture of me as we were about to enter the section of road that runs along the beach. Tomorrow we view what it is that I was shooting here...

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Jeff from Pembroke Dock, Wales., United Kingdom

Check my Son Alun's site you may see a similarity...Except i'm not smiling.

4 Apr 2009 5:48am

@Jeff: Well - looks as though we both could use a few more outings. Meanwhile, Jeff - I just took a peek at your profile which shows you unwrapping a brand new camera - and still no smile. Here's suggesting you work on that - I know it's in there!

yz from Budapest, Hungary

hi, nice to see you :)
love that traffic sign that points where you are

4 Apr 2009 7:27am

@yz: Thanks, YZ - there is much to see...

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Great to see you, Stephen. You and your bazooka lens :)
70-200? 100-400?
Enjoy your weekend.

4 Apr 2009 10:23am

@Paco Díaz: Good morning Francisco - thanks. It's the 70-200 IS. A heavy beast but worth it's weight.

Chris from South Jersey, United States

what a gutsy move, standing in the middle of that really busy highway.....;-)
I like how the arrow is pointing at you as well!! Nice shot.....

4 Apr 2009 10:35am

@Chris: That's me Chris - the west coast thrill seeker. Ironically - a car actually did come along (from behind my nephew's position) - and fussed at him about the car being parked in the middle of the highway. Yup, I'd created a major traffic problem - no doubt about it!

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

J'aime bien le panneau qui envoie le regard dans ta direction, bien vu la composition. Bel objectif que tu as là, il ne passe pas inaperçu... :-))

4 Apr 2009 1:00pm

@Evelyne Dubos: Merci, Evelyne - et nous continuons le long de la vie longue et en tournant la route.

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece

Beautiful composition and lovely colors!

4 Apr 2009 2:07pm

shroom from DFW, United States

Now see, I'm waaay too nervous a Nellie to hold my camera like that. I don't even lean out from over the car seat until I'm sure the strap is over my head. *shudder*

4 Apr 2009 2:30pm

@shroom: Hey, shroom - to me the camera is as an instrument to a musician. The only time I'm unsettled is when it is not with me. Click...

MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States

Oooooh, check out the heavy glass! If that disappears along the way somewhere, I did NOT do it :)

4 Apr 2009 2:32pm

@MontereyJohn: You were making similar noises about another shooters lens down by Moss Landing a few months back. Might I suggest it is time you treated yourself ?

MrsAmber from United Kingdom

A sort of simialr shot than of Jeff's (by Alun I think) ..but at least you are SMILIING!! Its a lovely shot.

4 Apr 2009 2:32pm

@MrsAmber: Indeed - it was Alun - and Jeff (his very own self) wrote to suggest that in his response. I have begun a campaign with Alun and Anthony to get this man to smile. Any suggestions?

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Interesting self-portrait. You're so very far away.

4 Apr 2009 3:18pm

@sherri: Not a self-portrait. It was taken by (and credited to) - my nephew, Tim, who was along with me on this adventure.

dogilicious from Millerstown, PA, United States

Great shot. The sign is telling you something. "Here' the guy!" Can't wait to see what's around the turn.

4 Apr 2009 3:22pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Wonderful share. Nice to see the photographer for a change. Lovely day on the coast. Love the color of the sky and water.

4 Apr 2009 4:02pm

@LauraS: It was beautiful - but (as we'll see) - the sky began pouring rain in less than one hour.

shroom from DFW, United States

Well, believe me, it's very encouraging to have a pro take the time to check in on us amateurs' from time to time. And ... are you lifting your heel suggestively in this pic, you minx?

4 Apr 2009 4:34pm

@shroom: Oh, shroom - I get inspiration from so many members of this AM3 Community - including you. 'Just happy to be part of the experience. As to that leg of mine - I couldn't figure out what you were talking about and had to go back to the post. It is an optical illusion with the cuff on the Levi's. Both of these feet were firmly on the asphalt. I have a propensity for falling off of mountains and hillsides. No 'minx' act for me.

Walter from Watkinsville, United States

Well I know how difficult it was for you to be on the other side of the camera lens (and to post it no less), but I see you did not let your nephew capture you without your favorite companion.

4 Apr 2009 4:53pm

Ajay from Pune, India

Man, I love that camera you have.

4 Apr 2009 6:51pm

DenisSm from Prague, Czech Republic

now look at, don`t be surprised you got goosbumps :-)). Btw, Stephen....where is tripod...i don` believe you capturing your landscapes this way without tripod :-))

4 Apr 2009 6:52pm

@DenisSm: Hey Denis - that tripod was right where it was supposed to be - under the camera that my nephew was using to take this sharp picture of his handsome uncle. Ya gotta teach 'em young and right.

Mirko Herzner from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

I am sure you are happy with this shot. Well composed and beautiful scenery. I like the arrow pointing in your direction :-)

4 Apr 2009 7:06pm

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

thats a very nice looking lens, who is behind the camera

4 Apr 2009 8:22pm

@Alun Lambert: He's credited, Alun - my nephew Timothy Phillips has 'The Beast'..

observing from North West, United Kingdom

You're looking good Stephen, a great shot - and a smile !

4 Apr 2009 9:37pm

grant from kansas city, United States

the man in action!

5 Apr 2009 1:43am

Fliss from Melbourne Beach, United States

The kind of thing I love... roads to 'nowhere'.. well, of course it is going somewhere :)

5 Apr 2009 2:06am

@Fliss: Hey there, Fliss - nice to hear from you. Spend more time away from that desk. Life is very short and that desk will stay put 'til you get back.

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

What an interesting drive this looks to be. Tim did you proud, Stephen.

5 Apr 2009 2:08am

@Viewfinder: That young man has fine energy. We had a good trip.

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Stephen - a wonderful self portrait! Once again you are in the middle of the road - for Christmas maybe I will send you one of those bright orange or green safety vests with the reflectors!! I am envious of your journey along this coast - an incredible stretch of coastline! Thanks for sharing the beautiful images!

5 Apr 2009 2:13am

@Scott Schilling: Thanks for the thought - but save your money, Scott - I'd never wear it. As you can plainly see - I'm a bit of a fashion snob when out doing these shoots.

Karthik from Chennai, India

aha!!! ready to walk the ramp eh? :)

5 Apr 2009 3:30am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Hello, nice to meet you. Love the twisting and turning roads of the California coast...

5 Apr 2009 3:37am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Nice camera in your hand! Look at that lens! :) Great view!

5 Apr 2009 5:04am

Anthony Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

Nice to see you Stephen mate !! What a great big smile :-) I´ll pass it on to my old man(he´ll be searching for smiley pictures of himself all day I bet)

5 Apr 2009 2:54pm

@Anthony Lambert: That vision of Jeff's search is - in of of itself - is quite a picture!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A good self portrait. Don't get hit.

6 Apr 2009 1:41am

willow from United States

Hello! Nice to put a face to the name - looks like your nephew had one of thse rare sightings of the photographer out from behind the camera (for a second anyway).

8 Apr 2009 12:42pm