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Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - panorama detail

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 12 March 2010 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

Well - I finally made it down to my destination of Capitola (just south of Santa Cruz) and was nearly late for my appointment. I'd left early and had plenty of time until the camera came out and started leading me around.

After my appointment - I had lunch at Gilda's Restaurant out on the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf. Gilda's is where many of the locals come for fresh seafood. Today's image was the scene as I finished lunch and headed back to the car.

This is just a detail from the larger single frame - and another example of why I have become so attached to the two tripods I carry. For the full view of this image - go to:

And the panorama was cropped off of the larger frame. Here is the EXIF data:

Canon 5D MkII w/ Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 L series lens. ISO 50 - @16mm - f/10 - 1/200th second

Tomorrow - the journey north begins - heading back home...

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Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

very nice image, a great view

12 Mar 2010 6:20am

hossein from kermanshah, Iran

i feel a trumpet. edited and color prisons’

12 Mar 2010 8:46am

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

Je vois que sur vos plages il y a, comme en France, des attractions foraines et manèges ?

12 Mar 2010 10:05am

Marcie from Newton, United States

Wonderful scene. Love the horizontal lines and layers.

12 Mar 2010 12:23pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Was good to be able to see the original, such a beautiful area and wonderful cloud formations

12 Mar 2010 1:51pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Funny how time seems to distort when the camera comes out. The full version is outstanding, I love the sky!

12 Mar 2010 1:53pm

alex centrella from California, United States

when i lived there, that was my favorite subject..unfortunitly it was all done in film, and i still need to buy a scanner.

12 Mar 2010 4:26pm

@alex centrella: Thanks, Alex - One of the challenges in the technology revolution is to manage all of the things we would like to accomplish. I love film and would love to see your work in this realm - and the price of scanners is a fraction of a few years back - but the question is about dedicating the time.

I love video and have a darn fine Pinnacle editing suite and a Canon 5D Mk II that functions (I'm told) (I've read) as a splendid video camera. I've had it a month and have yet to record a single frame. Where is the time? With this is the reality of the 'rabbit hole' syndrome as well - once we start a project - we start getting pulled into all of the inevitable explorations that go with the initial inquiry. Suddenly - another week is gone!

"How far down that 'rabbit hole' do you want to go?"

...and so it goes...

Yonatan from Bronx, United States

The clouds give great light for this panoramic. I viewed the full pano on your pbase site and it is wonderful. I wish that Aminus3 was built to display panoramics...

12 Mar 2010 4:48pm

@Yonatan: Actually - AM3 does pretty well with panoramas. I'm actually sorry I did this posting this way. I'd have rather posted the pano here and the detail on pBase. It is going vertical that one needs to post smaller here - or the image goes taller than the largest screens.

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Hope you had the Crab Louie. I have Final Cut but only use it to build you's the time mamma. best...jerry

12 Mar 2010 7:36pm

@ordinaryimages: No go, Jerry. I pulled into Watsonville and typed 'Lamonts' into the GPS and it came up negative. Typed 'Mexican restaurants' into the thing and turned up a dozen places but nothing close to ' Lamonts'. Any ideas?

Garfield from Ancaster Ontario, Canada

Here I really like the positioning of the horizon, with a nice relaxed, deeper foreground and still the lovely cloud cover ... NICE

13 Mar 2010 1:33am

David from Detroit, United States

This is a great post-modern composition all by itself!

13 Mar 2010 3:16am

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

Stunning panorama Stephen, excellent details in the large image. Amazing view, love to take photos of boardwalks and you captured this one so very well. Two tripods, that's interesting, I never leave home without one, never thought about two.

13 Mar 2010 3:53am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Lamont's was a family affair, likely a victim of economic woes.

13 Mar 2010 4:46pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

the panorama is awesome stephen.....and kind of cool to get this view first, and then the big surprise with the full pano.....Damn that camera for leading you around, and making you late!!! Don't ya hate when that happens?????

14 Mar 2010 1:40am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Nice seashore…

14 Mar 2010 10:08am

Karthik from Chennai, India

Excellent panorama!

14 Mar 2010 4:29pm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

Picture postcard time,"wish i was here" !!!

15 Mar 2010 12:05pm

@Anthony Morgan Lambert: I love rain and storms. After three years of serious drought in California - this has been a delightful and satisfying winter wet season. It has erased the drought. sadly, the rain we got over the weekend looks as though we may be at the end. The forecast models going forward all show - dry. (Early April is the normal start of our summer dry season. Rains resume in late October - early November)