This is just a beach somewhere north of Monterey in Northern California. I don’t remember the name, unfortunately.

Being in my 60’s, I am a latecomer to photography. Yet I have found great satisfaction and pleasure in creating digital art from my photographs. Taking pictures was a hobby until surgery in 2001 left me disabled and gave me the opportunity to learn about digital art and photographic software. I’ve been selling my work online and through local galleries since 2009.

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  • Tara  Turner
    Tara Turnerover 4 years ago


  • Thanks, Tara!

    – Ellen Cotton

  • TatumWulff
    TatumWulffover 4 years ago

    This has such a wonderful feeling to it Ellen, and I love that soft dusty blue sky.. a real sense of freedom in this shot, I feel.. ;-)))

  • Thank you so much for your generous and thoughtful comments, Tatum!! I really appreciate it!

    – Ellen Cotton

  • JanT
    JanTover 4 years ago

    Just a beach?! Ellen, any beach in the Pacific Northwest thrills me! Love the feeling and of the sound of the gull.

  • LOL! Thanks so much, Jan! I love these beaches also! I meant it in the sense of “oh no, not another beach image” (so many on RB). :)

    – Ellen Cotton

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

    Wonderful beach scene!!! Ahhhhhhhhhhhh just relax and enjoy!

  • Thanks, Cee!!! I wish I could go there now! :))

    – Ellen Cotton

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

    Let’s run away together and go there!!

  • SURE!!!

    – Ellen Cotton

  • WolfPause
    WolfPauseover 4 years ago

    Great angle on this – that big beach mound in front sets a perfect stage for this photo

  • Thank you so much!

    – Ellen Cotton

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseover 4 years ago

    Captured much more than a scene, as always Ellen- this is a mood, a time, a memory…..great shot!

  • Thank you, Rosie, very much appreciate your comments!

    – Ellen Cotton

  • tori yule
    tori yuleover 4 years ago

    so beautiful!

  • Thank you so much, Tori! It was a beautiful place and time :))

    – Ellen Cotton

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