Tag Archives: Bolinas Lagoon

Sunday morning after a gig

This past Saturday night, our band played a gig at Smiley’s Saloon and Hotel in Bolinas, CA. We’ve played there many times, and, because driving home in the wee hours on the windy roads from Bolinas is such a trek, we always accept the gracious hospitality of the proprietor and spend the night–NICE perk! After breakfast on Sunday morning the fog began to abate so we decided to take a long walk along the beach.

This shot was taken along the mouth of the Bolinas Lagoon.

Along the mouth of the Bolinas Lagoon

Maggie turned just as I pressed the shutter button– “What the… ?”

Maggie on the beach

Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm.
First image: 24mm, f/11 for 1/400 second, ISO 200.
Second image: 73mm, f/11 for 1/400 second, ISO 200.

Canon T2i walking on the beach.

More ZOOM!

Friday’s holiday traffic spurred me to go coastal. I pulled off Hwy 101 at Mill Valley and headed down the windy Hwy 1. There are LOTS of great views on this section of Hwy 1, but not many turnouts where parking is safe for run and gun photography this time of year. But when I got down the hill I did have a few opportunities.

Here’s the first shot I got (but needed more zoom than the G11 is capable of);

Western Marin coast

This was the scene at the eastern edge of the Bolinas Lagoon:

Western Marin coast

And here’s a scene a little farther north of some seals enjoying the sun in the shallow waters:

Western Marin coast

Canon G11 on the long route home.