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Looking at Morro Bay from Cerro Alto

Joe in the Ventana Wilderness

Joe in the Ventana Wilderness
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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Hiking and living the dream

 
The photo above is the summit of Cerro Alto located in the Las Padres National forest near my home of Atascadero Ca. I never tire of looking down from a mountain top and I have noticed that my dog Serra loves doing the same .
Frequently I observe other hikers enjoying the view from the top and I love photographing them while they are living the dream . I often wonder  , what is it that they are thinking when they look down from the mountain ?
 
I feel elevated to a higher conscious .
 
 
 
Taking photos seems to be a common reaction to the view from the top but I think it is the feeling one gets just by observing the view and a photo can not duplicate this moment .
 
Above is my son Luis living the dream from a high ledge in the Grand Canyon and I can tell that he too is feeling a lifted spirit when looking at the vistas from high mountain trails  !
 
 
 
The young lady above , I had the pleasure of visiting with . Her name is Maggie and it was her first time to summit and enjoy this view . The excitement in her eyes and her in voice was a treasure to enjoy !
 
 
The clouds below the summit turn golden at sunset .
 
Morning views are also special .
 
Above I enjoy a morning view from Rinconida trail .
 
 
Oh ! The sunsets are always so special !
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 

 

3 comments:

tasmaniansky said...

Wow Joe you're an amazing photographer. I hike all over the southwest (and I always carry a point and shoot) and have taken plenty of good photos but you're inspiring me to get more into it - you're photos are amazing!

tasmaniansky said...

Wow Joe you're an amazing photographer. I hike all over the southwest (and I always carry a point and shoot) and have taken plenty of good photos but you're inspiring me to get more into it - you're photos are amazing!

Joe said...

Taz , thanks for the kind words . I visited your blog and was very impressed with your writing You verbally paint a very pretty picture . Add some people photos it is fun !