Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Santa Cruz Harbor at Twilight by WillDBill Santa Cruz Harbor at Twilight by WillDBill
I love this quiet part of the early night. The traffic noises settle down as commuters stagger into their kitchens for the evening meal. The barking of the sea lions and the calling of the gulls is somehow made ten times louder by the absense of more human-made noise. As I draw in a breath, I hear the gently knocking of the halyards on the masts of the sailboaats in the harbor. Abicyclist shouts something unintelliglible to a passing car just as the horn on the top of the little lighthouse cries out as if to dampen his enthusiastic iinvective.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconteddybearcholla:
teddybearcholla Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Peaceful..quiet...a wonderful photo Bill..:heart:
Reply
:iconelectricdawn:
electricdawn Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks so peaceful...I miss living near the sea :(
Reply
:iconkayceeus:
kayceeus Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful, do you live in Santa Cruz?
Reply
:iconwilldbill:
WillDBill Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2007  Professional General Artist
Pretty close. We live in Las Lomas, halfway between Santa Cruz and Monterey. My own boat is slipped in the harbor at Moss Landing, less than a 10 minute drive from my front door. I have the advantages of being about a half-hour from either Santa Cruz or the beautiful shore of the Monterey peninsula.

-=b=-
Reply
:iconkayceeus:
kayceeus Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am SO jealous!! :D I love it up there it's like another world from down south here in Orange County, at least it was last time I was up there, it's been awhile. I keep saying I'm going to get in the car and drive up but it seems something always comes up to prevent it. One of these days!!! :nod: In the meantime I'll look at your lovely photos! :D
Reply
:iconwilldbill:
WillDBill Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007  Professional General Artist
Well, you know you are always welcome here, my dear! If you'd prefer to spend a night sleeping on the boat, instead of the futon in Carol's office, that can be arranged, too!

-=b=-
Reply
:iconkayceeus:
kayceeus Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah sleeping on a boat sounds wonderful! You know all the times I've been past it I've never even seen Hearst's Castle!
Reply
:iconlilyas:
Lilyas Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2007  Professional General Artist
I must be honest with you and tell you that I definitely like this version of the harbour scene better than the impressionistic alteration. ;)
Reply
:iconwilldbill:
WillDBill Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007  Professional General Artist
I appreciate that, and I agree. I uploaded the other version as an illustration to a point, really. The original photo is my favorite too. I just couldn't resist playing with the colors! :-)

-=b=-
Reply
:icondwalker1047:
DWALKER1047 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007
:clap: :clap: :party: :party:CONGRATULATIONS!!!! :winner::winner: You are one of over 100 artist’s I have featured in my Festival of Features 2---> [link] News article ---> [link]
I LOVE TO EXPOSURE MY FRIENDS!!!!!!! I hope this feature will bring you success!:clap::dance::clap::dance::clap:
Reply
:iconsevenwillow:
sevenwillow Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2007  Professional General Artist
beautiful :clap: :)
Reply
:iconresada:
resada Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2007
This is just gorgeous!!!!
Reply
:iconbluesman219:
bluesman219 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2007
There you are!! Great image my friend!! :D
Reply
:icontrebeth:
Trebeth Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2007
It looks so calm... I love it! And I like the moon too. What an excellent picture ^^ *dances*
Reply
:iconaltergromit:
altergromit Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
...You make me think to the *barking of the sea lions and the calling of the gulls*... ...Watching your photo, memories come back... ...Lovely California with sounds and colours... ...Beautiful picture! :clap::hug:
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×
  • Photo
  • Art Gifts
Download JPG 1680 × 1050




Details

Submitted on
June 23, 2007
Image Size
240 KB
Resolution
1680×1050
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
549
Favourites
10 (who?)
Comments
15
Downloads
36

Camera Data

Make
Canon
Model
Canon PowerShot SD900
Shutter Speed
1/8 second
Aperture
F/4.5
Focal Length
19 mm
Date Taken
May 30, 2007, 7:40:35 PM
×