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“The Arch” - Cabo San Lucas

“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”
― Gustave Flaubert

“The Arch” – Cabo San Lucas

Above is another image of the “Arch” at Cabo San Lucas. What I feel makes this image unique is that there is not a single tourist boat in front of it. The photo was made early one morning as we were heading out for a day of diving, too early for most of the tourists. There were still a few boats milling about in the waters near teh Arch, but I was able to time the shot to keep them out of the frame.

Again, the wonder of photography allows me to look back on  this moment and see the fine details that I missed, or rather ignored, when I made the photo. For example, the water in the foreground is already starting to show a slight ‘chop’. My memory of that time was that the water was smooth and the day windless. I also did not notice just how fragile this massive structure is. Looking at it now, it looks like it could fall apart at any moment, even though it has weathered eons of pounding surf and hurricanes.

Producing it as a mono image just makes all those fine features jump out a bit more and highlights the range of tones in this iconic symbol of Cabo. Somebody told me that going to Cabo without seeing the Arch was like going to Paris and not seeing the Eiffel Tower.

Nikon D800
Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G I AF-S VR Zoom @ 70mm
1/100 sec, f/5.0, ISO 200

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Tuesdays of Texture – Week 11, 2017

“Passage of Time” - Cabo San Lucas“It’s weird how I am constantly surprised by the passage of time when it’s literally the most predictable thing in the Universe.”
― Randall Munroe

Here is my entry for Del Monte Y Mar’s Tuesdays of Texture Challenge Week 11 of 2017.

Deliberately titled “Passage of Time”, this is a close up view of the famous Cabo San Lucas Arch, located at Land’s End, the natural boundary of the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean. It is the only finisterra (latin for “land’s end”) in the world. The iconic “Arch” is a natural passage between these two bodies of water and is composed of granite dated around 30 million years old, it is and has borne witness to the passage of time.

It’s also believed that the Baja California was at one time an island which joined the mainland as the rest of the peninsula rose from the seas to join up with it.

The wonderful smoothed textures of the cracks intrigued the geologist in me and prompted me to do some more reading on this wonderful location, previously unknown to me. I’ve attached an interesting article if you care to know more about this place.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD @ 270 mm
1/200 sec, f/7.1, ISO 200

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