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Lovers at Big Sur

Posted by
Monterey John (Hollister, CA, United States) on 13 May 2009 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

I just liked the look of this one.

If you like and have a moment, take a look at the short video I did of sunset at Pfeiffer Beach in Big Sur which can be found at

SONY DSLR-A200 1/160 second F/11.0 ISO 200 75 mm

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Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Dear John, This is a wonderful image and I love the depth of this image looking down the coastline! Great!

I just viewed the video that you did - fantastic work!! I just want to watch that each evening as I fall asleep! fantastic video and music and photographs! Thanks for sending the link - awesome!! The colors were just spectacular and it reminded me of the incredible beauty of that location - I've only been once to Pfeiffer Beach, but need to go back in the future. An amazing place!

13 May 2009 5:27am

Betty from New Jersey, United States

This one could be a postcard! It tells a wonderful story!

Your video is fantastic, I love the sound of the ocean and I loved that I could hear the waves in those beautiful shots! This is one I would like to watch everyday... it's calming. Beautiful work, and thank you for sharing.

13 May 2009 9:55am

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Hi John, this is a love story photo for sure ... a strong arm around his love (I still cherish that feeling)!
The contrast between the soft, misty distance and the strength of the couple is fantastic.
I watched the video again today, and focused this time on listening to the cadence of the gentle surf and the music, while watching the birds fly across the sun, but the "Light in the window" is still my favorite, just as it was earlier. ♥

13 May 2009 11:02am

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

John, can certainly see why you just had to take this shot.....It's picture postcard perfect....And I also just viewed the video, and the stills you presented are incredible, and the video of live waves forming and coming into shore is just so peaceful and relaxing.....really a great job!!!!

13 May 2009 2:33pm

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Joli lieu pour les amoureux ce magnifique paysage

13 May 2009 2:38pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Several have spoken of this being like a picture postcard already, so I'll leave it at that. Great shot, John. It makes you want to keep coming back.

13 May 2009 2:57pm

Cricket-Tammy from Alabama, United States

Beautiful image!

13 May 2009 5:13pm

Bookfool from Mississippi, United States

I can see why you like this one. It's not only a fantastic photo that shows two people in love, but also a beautifully balanced photo. Fantastic work, John!

13 May 2009 5:39pm

Lesley from Lincoln, United States

I echo Bookfool's comment. So beautifully balanced. I love the romantic feel and the way the man and woman seem to fit into each other perfectly, like two halves. Wonder what it looks like in b&w?

14 May 2009 2:36pm

Sarah from Switzerland

This is really touching - beautifully captured.

3 Jun 2009 9:29pm

1/160 second
ISO 200
75 mm