Daily Image - Feb 2012 Archive - sonofjohan
Powered by SmugMug Log In
28 Feb 12.  At the very distal end of the Baja Peninsula lies Cabo San Lucas, a charming resort area on the Mexican Riviera. Although our stay there was for just a few hours, we both fell immediately in love with it and will be making many more trips there to visit and enjoy the beautiful surroundings and people. Fishing, diving, climbing, para-sailing, and photography are just a few of the treats that await any visitor. The very tip of the peninsula is comprised only of large rocks, the very furthest grouping of which is known as the Lands End, and the most famous, if you will, is the chunk of rock known as El Arco, the arch. Here the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean, and although the water was quite calm on the day of our visit, it isn't always so. On the leeward side of the rocks (a wee bit south of where lies the city) is to be found Playa Doña Chepa, the lover's beach; only accessible by boat, it is well worth the trip. From here you can get a great view of the arch and even walk under it at low tide, at least that was my impression from viewing it three different times with differing tides. On our way down the coast I had myself positioned to get a few shots of it from a distance that would have made for some potentially nice images. As we got into position a lady simply pushed herself in front of me blocking my view and remained there for the entire opportunity. Not absolutely certain why she didn't find herself overboard and the more I've thought about it the more I think I should have made that happen! So I missed out on a nice opportunity as the water was a bit rough and the waves were breaking magnificently through the arch. On the return the water was quite calm and we saw no such action. The image you see today was taken from a tour boat that took us around both sides of El Arco as part of a sight seeing tour both above and below the water. ISO 200; 1/1000 sec @ f / 8.

28 Feb 12. At the very distal end of the Baja Peninsula lies Cabo San Lucas, a charming resort area on the Mexican Riviera. Although our stay there was for just a few hours, we both fell immediately in love with it and will be making many more trips there to visit and enjoy the beautiful surroundings and people. Fishing, diving, climbing, para-sailing, and photography are just a few of the treats that await any visitor. The very tip of the peninsula is comprised only of large rocks, the very furthest grouping of which is known as the Lands End, and the most famous, if you will, is the chunk of rock known as El Arco, the arch. Here the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean, and although the water was quite calm on the day of our visit, it isn't always so. On the leeward side of the rocks (a wee bit south of where lies the city) is to be found Playa Doña Chepa, the lover's beach; only accessible by boat, it is well worth the trip. From here you can get a great view of the arch and even walk under it at low tide, at least that was my impression from viewing it three different times with differing tides. On our way down the coast I had myself positioned to get a few shots of it from a distance that would have made for some potentially nice images. As we got into position a lady simply pushed herself in front of me blocking my view and remained there for the entire opportunity. Not absolutely certain why she didn't find herself overboard and the more I've thought about it the more I think I should have made that happen! So I missed out on a nice opportunity as the water was a bit rough and the waves were breaking magnificently through the arch. On the return the water was quite calm and we saw no such action. The image you see today was taken from a tour boat that took us around both sides of El Arco as part of a sight seeing tour both above and below the water. ISO 200; 1/1000 sec @ f / 8.

cabolucas01096paradiseregained