Thursday, January 8, 2009

January 8th - Asilomar Beach Sunset Panography


I found myself back in the general area of Ocean View Blvd. today, as the sun was setting. I got a great shot of the (very unattractive) foghorn, but when I saw how little of the sunset my camera was getting, I decided to do a panography instead. This is at the beach at Asilomar, in Pacific Grove. It's a huge tourist spot. There's a great wooden walkway for people, so they stay out of the marine sanctuary habitat and don't disturb the plants and animals there.
I know I've shown a lot of beach photos so far, and I will try harder to get other things in, but this was just too pretty. :) This is 13 different images! I love pano's! :)

I also drove down Cannery Row today, and it's changed a lot over the past couple of years. I thought it would make a good alternate photo, so here it is:

There are three overhead walkways here, two are fairly new. At the very end of the block is the Monterey Bay Aquarium. In between the two adult pedestrians, you can see the Portola sign. It's the old canning logo from Cannery Row's heyday.

11 comments:

Andromeda5000 said...

Very nice panography. Nicely done. The second photo is really interesting - so full of detail.

Isabella2006 said...

I love your pano, it's just stunning.
You live in a very interesting place, and thanks for showing it to us all.

Erik Hultgren said...

very cool!

mrnelson said...

The pano is excellent.
I actually prefer the alternative shot, it's not anywhere near as visually impressive as the pano, but I find myself looking at it longer and feeling more engaged by it.
I think you were right to show us both though, and I thank you for that! :-)

ClickChick said...

I love Monterey! This shot pulls me in to the sun very effective!

secretatlantis said...

Your theme brings back memories of a beachparty at Monterey almost 30 years ago ... I'm getting old :D We were a group of european students on a coast to coast roadtrip and stayed only one night.

cridley said...

Oh Kathy! This is gorgeous!! You have got to have a poster made and hang it on a wall!
Both photos are great!

kimbomac said...

Beautiful panography! Get it made big and hang it! Stitching together so many photos must have been a huge job, but well worth it. Lovely stuff.
I like the interesting shot of Cannery Row too. It's years since I was there, and it really does look very different!

LMorrow57 said...

Please don't stop doing beaches.....they are fabulous!

Lisa Sprague said...

Great! I can't even tell where you've stiched them together.

essjaynz said...

Both very interesting shots, thanks for sharing your part of the world with us...