Carmel Photos

Carmel Architecture
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Carmel Architecture

The clouds in the photo are actually not much further away than the roof of the building. In fact if you look closely you can see that the peak of the roof is actually in the haze. The afternoon fog in Carmel was beautiful and swirling, almost like a time lapse video of clouds. We spent the last few days there and they were all cool and misty, which is a nice change from the heat at home lately.

Carmel is one of the best places I know for an afternoon walk. Of course, you should probably wear your hiking shoes since the main street gets a bit steep at places.


Reflective Hummer
Friday, July 27, 2007
Reflective Hummer

This was at the same nursery as the hummer from the other day. This guy was just being thoughtful in the filtered light. He was watching me intently as I got closer. He did not seem scared. He was more curious I think. He kept tilting his head from side to side. He probably knew the big lumbering beast that was stuck on the ground could never get close enough to bother him.

I love the way the side lighting shows every feather on his face.


Mimosa Hummer
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Mimosa Hummer

Last week we had the pleasure of exploring some beautiful nurseries in Carmel Valley near Monterey. It was a great place to chase hummers.


Garden Path
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Garden Path

There are a bunch of these little pathways in Carmel. Some of them lead to little shops in the center of the city blocks. This one lead to a little garden shop that sells all sorts of plants and garden figurines. One of the cooler things on the path was the enormous vine that made an archway at the center of the path. You can see it at the top of the photo with the little red Christmas lights in it. It was truly a different world compared to the city street at the other end.


Frohe Weihnachten! Natale allegro! Merry Christmas!
Monday, December 25, 2006
Frohe Weihnachten! Natale allegro! Merry Christmas!

This is an amazing little restaurant where we had a wonderful Christmas dinner today. The first thing that called our attention to this it was the Maitre D'. As we got out of our car the first night we were in Carmel he came over to the wall under the lamp post and howled at Zoe. He was very excited to see her, he explained in a German accent that he had grown up with hounds just like her. He then asked us if we were ready for dinner and told us that he had a patio where Zoe would be welcome.

We were not ready for dinner then, but he left a real impression on us. Any place that was that friendly to our hound had to be ok.

It was a good assumption, the waiters were very friendly and the food was absolutely delicious. A perfect Christmas memory! We will be back again for sure!


Carmel Sunset
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Carmel Sunset

It's been a crazy couple of weeks. I was looking through some images to put a few online and this one seemed appropriate. This was on the next to last day of one of our last trips to Carmel. And I'm feeling like I need a vacation.

Of course, I think I have said that enough times that I could make that a category on the Photo of the Day!


Carmel Jasmine
Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Carmel Jasmine

Well we have only been home for a week, but I am ready for another vacation!

I was not able to determine exactly what kind of Jasmine this is, there are quite a few. (my botanical expert is asleep on the couch with the hound dog). But I can tell you it smells even prettier than it looks!


Carmel Beach Fire
Wednesday, December 7, 2005
Carmel Beach Fire

The people on the beach look almost insignificant under this awesome display. And, believe me that is how it made you feel! And, at the same time, it filled you with awe.

Some days I see things that make me wanna kick myself for leaving my camera at home. The days like this one make up for them many times over!


Lamp
Sunday, December 4, 2005
Lamp

Another image from our sunset walk in Carmel. I really appreciate it when people have their cool lamps set to come on early enough in the evening to get a nice shot of their surroundings. :-D


Sunset Beach Walk
Saturday, December 3, 2005
Sunset Beach Walk

Carmel beach is a beautiful place to watch the sun set. I took a lot of shots that evening, but this is my favorite. I wonder what they were talking about.


Carmel Architecture
Friday, December 2, 2005
Carmel Architecture

There are a bunch of little walkways between buildings in Carmel. They are all lined with little shops and interesting things. I love to explore them. With a little bit of luck I will get to explore them more in the near future!


Relaxing Spot
Monday, November 28, 2005
Relaxing Spot

This is a nice relaxing spot in Carmel, California. I actually have to turn off the color correction on my scanner to scan these flowers, it does not seem to believe the color of them, it tries to make them pink.


Orange Calendula
Saturday, November 26, 2005
Orange Calendula

Well this was a hard one to find. Most of the images I found online that match this flower exactly are labeled "Orange Daisy". And, I was pretty sure that was not right.

Fortunately my best friend, the botanical genius, was able to identify it with her trusty flower guide.


The Yellow Rose of... ummm... Carmel?
Friday, September 30, 2005
The Yellow Rose of... ummm... Carmel?

This was in a really nice shopping center along Highway one in Carmel. They had beautiful landscaping and one of the best and most original restaurants we've eaten at in a long time.


Carmel Lilies
Saturday, September 10, 2005
Carmel Lilies

Ahh September was a busy month, and I got a little behind. When that happens I like to come back and put things in these spaces for those of you who come looking. (Oh, and if you haven't found it yet, there is a link in the upper right corner to a calendar that displays thumbnails of the photos.)

This is a different view on the lilies in the photo of the day from April 22.

I usually carry a number of lenses with me, especially in a beautiful place like Carmel. And, I rarely take one shot from one angle. I have learned from taking photos with my best friend to explore as many angles as possible.

-Bill, Oct. 7


Walking in Carmel
Friday, April 22, 2005
Walking in Carmel

I thought about taking a photo like this before I found the specific subject. My fish-eye lens is an interesting tool, but you have to think a little more about the composition when using it. Since it is so wide compared to a "normal" lens or your normal point of view, it makes everything look further away.

My idea was to put flowers in the foreground with a larger subject behind them. Since the lens can make a larger subject less interesting by including too much. You have nothing to focus on then. The lens was less than an inch from the flower at the bottom of the photo.