Point Lobos State Reserve in black and white


Point Lobos Reserve in black and white

Point Lobos Reserve in black and white

Photo Fridays – Point Lobos State Reserve


Today’s Photo Friday is are images I took recently on a trip to Point Lobos Reserve and presented in black and white. The crown jewel of state parks in California, Point Lobo’s spectacular coastlines and trails through scenic vista points are truly amazing.  I could easily hike every trail in this park because of the landscapes, wildflowers, meadows and panoramic coastlines are so breathtaking.


Point Lobos State Reserve in black and white

Point Lobos State Reserve in black and white



























It seems like every place that I climb  and at every turn there’s always a new discovery. There’s so much of nature to be inspired by – either through the wildlife or marine life to the smallest of flowers just starting to bloom en mass.



Solitary Pine at Point Lobos

Solitary Pine at Point Lobos


























I think I came here a little too early to see the mass of California wildflowers in bloom – no worries, I see hints of it with the wild lilacs, California poppies and paintbrush starting to peek out in various patches along the pathways. The hikes are still spectacular and I am awestruck with the beauty of this area. I’m so glad this special place has been preserved, to be left untouched with no harm done to its inhabitants for perpetuity.


 Stunning wouldn’t you agree – have you discovered this special place yet?

Point Lobos Reserve in black and white

Point Lobos Reserve in black and white


























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11 Responses to Point Lobos State Reserve in black and white

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  3. Vid May 8, 2014 at 11:22 am #

    Lovely pictures, Noel. I’m a big fan of black and white photographs and you have captured them brilliantly. Nicely done 🙂

  4. Leigh May 7, 2014 at 2:17 pm #

    What a beautiful set of photos Noel. I have yet to visit Point Lobos and I’d definitely want to catch it with wildflowers. Your shots are powerful in B&W.

  5. Daidri | Thee Getaway Gal May 6, 2014 at 4:47 am #

    Great photos Noel! I haven’t been to Point Lobos State Park but I’ll be going now. Carmel is one of my favorite places I’ve visited in California. Now that I live here and have been discovering more of the state I still feel the same way. I’m certain I would really enjoy this park as well and now can’t wait to spend a day practicing my photography there.

  6. Corinne May 5, 2014 at 9:39 pm #

    Sometimes nature photos look so darn good in black and white. Love yours!

  7. Marilyn Armstrong May 3, 2014 at 4:36 pm #

    WOW. Especially the first image. Stupendous!

  8. alison May 3, 2014 at 5:50 am #

    Nice photos Noel. Sometimes I get so caught up in the apps and filters available, I forget how gorgeous a crisp black and white photograph can be. The trails look so dramatic as you’ve shown them.

  9. Jackie De Burca May 2, 2014 at 11:51 pm #

    Wow Noel, these are fabulous shots, they really capture the essence of the nature here. I hadn’t heard of the reserve before, but for those who don’t speak Spanish, you may like to know that Lobos = Wolves. Also Noel, I am deep into this book at the moment, which given these amazing tree photos that you’ve shot, you may like, it is called “The Message of Sacred Places – Cathedrals of the Spirit” by T.C. McLuhan.

    • Noel May 3, 2014 at 2:06 am #

      I’ll look it up Jackie, thanks for the book reference

  10. Christy May 2, 2014 at 8:19 am #

    Point Lobos is one of my favorite places in California. Great shots!

I look forward to hearing from you and continuing our discussion with any comment you would like to add

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