Photo Hunt #46: Rock(s)


morro rock at sunset, originally uploaded by M'roy.

This is Morro Rock at sunset and almost shrouded by the fog. I had to go through the archives for this one.

Stats on Morro Rock:
>>581 ft (177 m)
>>extinct volcano
>>climbing is a no-no; rocks are loose; fines imposed
>>located off shore of Morro Bay, California

Morro Bay is a waterfront community in the SLO county. A few years ago, we set out for a 3d2n road trip from SF to SLO (San Luis Obispo) on a California Missions road trip. On this trip, our first night was spent in Morro Bay.

Interesting tidbit from wikipedia for my Filipino readers:
"The first recorded Filipino immigrants to America arrived at Morro Bay on October 18, 1587 from the Spanish galleon Nuestra SeƱora de Esperanza."

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Comments

  1. Stunning take on this theme!!

    Have a great weekend! :)
    Anna

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  2. Beautiful place, and photo!

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  3. Two Morro Bay in a row. Wow. As I said at Carver's we always stopped there on our way to visit our daughter in grad school at Stanford. Lovely spot and great quilt shop.

    Happy weekend.

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  4. That's a gorgeous shot. What a fantastic place and perfect for the theme.

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  5. That's an impressive rock and an excellent photo Happy to hear that it's extinct rather than spouting lava! Happy weekend

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  6. This is a very interesting historic info of Filipino immigrants. All along I thought that they were concentrated in the pineapple plantation in the Big Island. This is a very gorgeous composition of the rock.
    P.S. I am very hooked on tiled art. So I will keep them coming. Thanks.

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  7. An absolutely gorgeous photo. I'd heard of that rock but had never seen it, so thanks!

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  8. Stunning view and capture! Love the tidbit at the end. Very interesting. Thanks! :)

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  9. Great capture you were there at the right time to capture the fog.
    What a rock!! WOW!!

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  10. Nice capture of the fog and Morro Bay.
    Joyce

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  11. Oh...that's a really gorgeous shots; I've been to SLO many years ago, but I'd love to go back. I love how you captured such soft lighting on the bay..beautiful SWF scene. Thanks for visiting mine!

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  12. hey - great minds think alike! Love your photo!

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  13. That is such a cool photograph, a really interesting 'rock'. Love that reflection on the water, and the lighting is just beautiful.

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  14. Absolutely stunning! Very nice take for this week's PH.
    Happy PH,
    Cindy O
    http://upcountrysmiles.com

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  15. that's a beautiful rock. never seen such a very big rock before.

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  16. That's really an awesome shot! You captured your subject perfectly.

    My entry is here. Happy weekend!

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  17. wow, what an amazing looking formation! And a beautiful photo of it that I'm guessing must be rare, given that you needed it to be sunset *and* foggy at the same time. :)

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  18. Gorgeous layers of color and nature

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  19. What an amazing place. You captured it so well!
    Thanks for the informative words.

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  20. wow! what a magnificent rock! and dramatic shot!

    thanks for sharing the tidbit.:P

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  21. What an extraordinary formation. Will read the Wikipedia to find out more. You've captured it so well with the sky too. Blessings to you :)

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  22. Fantastic formation. Very unusual and interesting. Like a meringue.

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  23. A wonderful photo! The hill like a Christmas pudding rising from the sea. Beautifully romantic with the mist and sailing ships.

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  24. Stunning shot, the light is surreal!

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  25. This is a wonderful view of the rock under spectacular conditions. I especially like the bright horizon which adds to the rock's impact and helps the sailboats show up so well. Nice one.

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  26. I recognized that rock right off the bat and didn't even think of using my shots of it until I saw yours, drat, I already did a post. Wasn't that a beautiful spot?

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  27. OMG, Maria. This place was one of our favorites when our kids were little and we spent a couple of vacation times in Morro Bay back in the late 70s. I found the best sand dollars of my life there on the beach. Happy memories!

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  28. Whoa! I was totally blown away by the photo. Amazing shot and place! I miss the Photo Hunt of rocks. I hope to rejoin this weeek.

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  29. Oh wow! It is so beautiful... er, breath-takingly beautiful!

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  30. wow! so beautiful shot with a stunning sunset. morro bay seems to be a really great place for photography.

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  31. Love that glow through the fog. Great sunset shot. Morro Bay must be a nice place to visit.

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  32. This is spectacular. The color. The composition. The subject. The COLOR!

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  33. This would make a wonderful sky watch shot!

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  34. Fascinating picture and information. I read that the rock is a volcanic plug, which may or may not have active magma below. I wonder how long its been extinct.

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