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Squall Above Pomponio Creek Beach

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 18 March 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

The foreground reveals ice plants - a succulent common along the California coast - in bloom. Just beyond those trees in the distance is the beach at Pomponio Creek.

Two weeks of images - all shot on the same day - and bringing us back to just above the beach where it all started. And the rain squalls just kept on coming.

Larger view / location:

[ tomorrow ]: some sunshine...

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Karthik from Chennai, India

Nice one! Can just about make out the contours of the squall over the sea. Love the greens in the foreground

18 Mar 2010 5:14am

Liang from San Francisco, United States

beautiful coastline! you're right, the weather is so grand right now!

18 Mar 2010 5:29am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Your journeys inspire us to pursue our own, but to do so would intrude on what makes you so...Stephen. best...jerry

18 Mar 2010 6:19am

@ordinaryimages: Forgive my disagreement, Jerry - but to the contrary - the more the merrier! There is more than enough abundance of beauty in nature for us all to share - and celebrate. You have delivered ample evidence of this right here. Besides, the hills of Kentucky are about to erupt into - SPRING! So, here's my suggestion: shake off the dirty gray slush and shine - mister. Joyous light...

itzmedeepa from kerala, India

So beautifully captured.

18 Mar 2010 8:45am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

A nice moment captured here,ll the lovely bright colours in the foregropund and the foreboding sky on the horizon.Realy well done Stephen !!

18 Mar 2010 11:15am

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Such lovely fresh color sin the foreground leading us out to look at the sea, must be so refreshing being there

18 Mar 2010 12:42pm

JPS from Le Havre, France

Very simple.. but effective...

18 Mar 2010 5:31pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Forgive my disagreement I could take you on a road trip to Gravel Switch, home of the Great Outhouse Blowout : ]

18 Mar 2010 7:21pm

melodia from ffm, Germany

great atmosphere! like the widness in the picture, but on the other side the concentration in the sky...

18 Mar 2010 8:19pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

cracking image, love the forground

18 Mar 2010 8:57pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

that bit of color from those succulents really makes this shot even more interesting.....such a contrast between the beauty up close, and those ugly storm filled skies......Very cool shot's been a fun ride!!!

18 Mar 2010 11:26pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Such an array of color in the field. Of course the

19 Mar 2010 2:09am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Beautiful mood in this one . Such a lovely foreground with not so lovely , stormy distance :) Water will be good for all these plants :))

19 Mar 2010 3:53pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A rainy shot. I like this landscape

20 Mar 2010 1:56pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

I wonder why they are called ice plants. They do add a lot to this photo.

20 Mar 2010 2:44pm

Bethany from Michigan, United States

The reds and purples in the foreground are delicious against the green and stormy backdrops.

20 Mar 2010 2:53pm