The Lone Cypress - a drive down Highway 1 from San Francisco to San Diego

I had a great long weekend recently. It started in the San Francisco area where I attended the ReadWriteWeb conference on the "Real Time Web". It was very cool to be sitting in rooms with engineers from Google and other major companies that are in the middle of evolving the web itself. There was lots of good food for thought. I was looking at it from the perspective of how to use the future web to increase attention to good content. I think we are moving into an area where attention can be created, just like wealth in capitalism.


Insofar as I believe attention can be created, I think we are certainly on to something with It's purpose is to drive more attention and traffic to other HDR photographers. I understand from some people that they are getting 5x the number of views there than on Flickr! Great! It was started with the intention that attention can be created, spread, and shared in a more intelligent way. I also get a lot of emails of people asking me for invite codes. I don't handle that! Sorry! :) But, I do understand that new codes are going out all the time... new features are being added every few days.


This shot below is from 17-mile drive off the famous Pacific Coast Highway in California, a little trip that produced a lot of good shots I will sprinkle in over the coming weeks and months! Hwy 1 runs down a winding coastline, and there are great sites all over the place. This spot is just north of Carmel and a stone's throw from Pebble Beach. When I was there, I also took this shot with my iPhone. The iPhone is good... but... comon! This one is a bit better... hehe. Am I wrong?


from the blog

  • Andy Bracey 6y

    absolutely amazing
  • Brandon Watts 6y

    Great capture and processing for sure on this one.

    I was actually able to get in to the HDR Spotting and I think you made something really great here. Using your exposure to get other photographers exposure to their work has definitely worked. My image below has gotten over 2000 views in under two days which is 1500 more then what it received when I put it up a month ago. Thanks again for such a great site!

    Tesoro HQ @ Sunset
  • Jarle Hammen Knudsen 6y

    Wow, this photo is just stunning.
  • David Min 6y

    Wonderful shot !
  • Arcane Eye 6y

    One of my favorite places! Gorgeous :)
  • fairytrixy 6y

    Monterey? 17 mile drive?
    try north to Humboldt from SF next time, nothing beats the Sonoma, and Mendo coastline or the lost hwy cove.
    this is amazing composition here, the angles are sweet!
  • Pawel K. 6y

    wow, i love it!!!!
  • rut klempan 6y

    love the Iphone .. but hec.. I think this one is a lot better :)
  • minih89 6y

    Lonely tree caused a sad feeling in me...but its very beautiful
  • Enzo Lorenzetti 6y

    I love the solitairs trees!
  • Tracy Telfair 6y

  • Scott Wilbur 6y

    Really like the colors in the water. Cool subject and composition!
  • John Maffei 6y

    Beautiful sea shot! The isolation of the tree really makes this one wonderful!
  • Mani 6y

  • TheBigChair 6y

    this one is a good hdr!!!

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  • JPB jr. 6y

    Please add this picture & any other pictures of Northern California or taken by a Northern California photographer (any picture world wide) :
  • Linhy 6y

  • Leonardo Gomes de Carvalho 4y

    Beautiful! Perfect light and compo.
    Inspiring tree.
  • lynn Roach 4y

    Beautiful,love the colors
  • Farley Roland Endeman 4y

    WONDERFUL work... :-)
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