Photography Contest - Real Life Places

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Photography Contest - Real Life Places

 

Dick Greenberg has inspired us to share our best photos for his November 2016 Photography Contest.

 

This is my entry for the Real Life category in the travel/places subcategory.

 

Terramar Beach

 

Terramar Beach is one of the more beautiful beaches in Carlsbad where I live. Indeed it ranks right up for the many beaches I've been to in Southern California.

 

In addition to the beauty of this beach with the spectacular cliffs, it holds a special meaning for my wife and I as it's where our younger daughter got married about 3 years ago. It was a small wedding, with about 35 guests who braved their way down the concrete stairs and across sand to just the right place for the wedding. And it had to be planned so high tide was not occurring which would covered much of this gorgeous area.

 

I took this photo a few months ago when I was checking out the erosion which has changed the size and form of the beach, but Terramar remains a special place.

 

 

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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
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Good job Jeff.  The photo does show off just how special this is.  Not all pics give real life feel.  You have accomplished just that with this one.  Kudos.  Mark

Nov 21, 2016 10:37 AM #6
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Debbie Reynolds
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That is a beautiful place and if you hadn't told me I would never think in was in CA. It looks more like Canada to me.

Nov 21, 2016 10:46 AM #7
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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
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Jeff, you have transported us to two very specific and very different locales. I think I am drawn to the second one, although it could be a toss-up. I am enjoying your comments by others whom I admire. It's fun to see their take on this. 

The clarity in both, from a photographer's eye is so perfect! Personally, as it's all about personal perspective, the second one draws my eye to the perspective, which is somewhat vast and I like that. I sometimes have a problem when people are in the photo (just a little quirk of mine)! 

Nov 21, 2016 11:05 AM #8
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Having a special place is wonderful. And the reason why is not important, the fact that it IS special is what matters!

Jeff

Nov 21, 2016 12:14 PM #9
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Thank you so much Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint  - I think some places are so wonderful that any photo will show them off.

Hi Debbie Reynolds  - it's a rather unique beach in our area, and I have probably seen more of them

Jeff

Nov 21, 2016 12:16 PM #10
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Kathy Streib
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Jeff- as I mentioned in a comment on Ron and Alexandra Seigel's post, I am always amazed at the differences between your beach and the ones here in Florida.  I love the both photos. 

Nov 21, 2016 12:36 PM #11
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Thanks so much Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905  What a nicecompliment. The photo at the very top is just a short distance from where I stood to take the main photo - same beach. I try to avoid people for the most part but every now and then they intrude, and sometimes there is that added visual interest. I don't spend much time planning photos - they tend to be very spontaneous, and sometimes it just works out well. Lucky me!

Jeff

Nov 21, 2016 12:43 PM #12
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Hi Kathy Streib 

It's certainly true. I am so used to the hilliness and yet Florida tends to be so flat. Both add a visual interest from my viewpoint! And you have shared some truly wonderful beach and sunset photos!

Jeff

Nov 21, 2016 12:44 PM #13
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Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
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Hello Jeff

Couple of wonderful photos for the contest and thanks for the view ...

Nov 21, 2016 12:46 PM #14
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James Dray
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Good morning Jeff. I'm sure at one time we drove by this on our visit a few months ago.  So many wonderful memories that will stay with me for the rest of my life.

Nov 21, 2016 07:38 PM #15
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Nina Hollander
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Hi Jeff... what gorgeous photos... I never expected to win this contest and after seeing your photos there's no hope for me whatsoever!

Nov 21, 2016 08:22 PM #16
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Dorie Dillard
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Good morning Jeff Dowler ,

I love the photos they are spectacular!! It is such a special place with special memories..you captured it beautifully!

Nov 21, 2016 10:03 PM #17
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Lottie Kendall
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Beautiful beach scenes, Jeff with wonderful memories for you attached to them. Thanks for sharing the beauty with us.

Nov 22, 2016 12:16 AM #18
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Dick Greenberg
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Hi Jeff - Lovely photos. They make me really miss the beach. Thanks for another contest entry!

Nov 22, 2016 02:02 AM #19
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Joanna Cohlan
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Hi there Jeff, beautiful beach photos.  I hope that your daughter wore a knee length wedding gown - wonderful memories are everything.

Nov 22, 2016 03:13 AM #20
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You mentioned the erosion that has taken place at this beach, Jeff Dowler ... was it because of the recent storms?  Not sure what your beach looked like prior to the erosion .. but it sure is beautiful now.  I can see why you and your family is drawn to it ...

Thanks for sharing this view with us,

Gene

Nov 22, 2016 03:39 AM #21
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Hi Robert Vegas Bob Swetz  - it's a great beach and easy for anyone to take great pics

Thank you James Dray  - no doubt you saw many things here that were memorable, at least I hope so.

Nina Hollander  - what a nice compliment. But there have been some gorgeous photos from so many people. I just did it for fun.

Jeff

Nov 22, 2016 03:45 AM #22
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Thanks for the kind words Dorie Dillard . I still remember the first time I saw this beach and was awestruck!

Hi Lottie Kendall  - the memories are very special. We call it Erin and Paul's beach!

Hi Dick Greenberg  - I'd have a very hard time being away from the beach - it's been many years between living in Boston and then here in Carlsbad

Jeff

Nov 22, 2016 11:57 AM #23
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Beaches are a great source of beauty and a easy choice to use when trying to get a special photo

Nov 22, 2016 06:41 PM #24
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Michael Jacobs
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Hi Jeff - thank you for sharing Terramar Beach with us.  It's easy to understand why it is so special to you beyond its beauty but also for the memories of your daughter's wedding.   Very nice.  

Nov 23, 2016 07:56 AM #25
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