Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Monday, April 23, 2018

Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo (2)

My second post about Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo will focus on its basilica.
It's a beautiful building and still used for services.
Here's a close-up of the altar.
There are other rooms as well.
Finally, here's a whimsical look at the ceiling, shot with a fisheye lens.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo (1)

When in California I love to visit the old missions that run along the whole state. This post features some outside shots of Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo, near Monterey. It is the only California mission to have it's original bell tower.
It's a beautifully preserved set of buildings with a lovely courtyard.
Covered walkways always catch my eye.
What a peaceful place.
For those interested, it's very much worth a visit.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Closing Weekend

Last weekend was closing weekend at Copper Mountain, my resort of choice. With three feet of new snow in the previous week I had to get out there, and that's exactly what I did on Saturday. This late in the season the tourists are missing (all photos are taken with my phone).
A couple of inches of new snow overnight meant that the spring ice was nicely covered up. (The warm spring sunshine means that the snow melts during the day and freezes overnight, so conditions can be very icy in the morning this time of year.)
They're closing with the most snow of the season, not unusual here in Colorado. I'll finish up the ski season with a shot from an advanced, above-timberline run from Saturday morning.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Point Lobos Coast & Trees

To finish up my series on Point Lobos in California, here are some general photos.
I'll never tire of shorelines like this.
What a wonderful, rugged coastline!
I also loved seeing the trees here as they're so different from the dry climate where I live.
There's plenty of moss.
What a lot of green!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

New London Ferry Ride

A couple of weeks ago I posted from a ferry. Here's a Skywatch Friday photo from New London, Connecticut, the other end of that ferry ride. This was on a different day, but another cold one.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Point Lobos Coves

Point Lobos in California has numerous little photogenic coves. Here's China Cove.
Hiking around to the top shows a totally different view.
The aptly named Cypress Cove is another pretty one.
These windblown trees are so distinctive.
It's so different from our local Colorado scenery!

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Rocky Point Lobos

Point Lobos in California is very rocky.
I found this lovely rocky reflection.
I definitely recommend visiting this park if you're in the Monterey area.
You can even find a beach!
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