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This was taken by my daughter-in-law, Colleen Stubbert Emerson, at the beach in La Jolla, California (USA). The ocean is the place where Colleen’s heart belongs. I know how hard it is for her to be landlocked in Montana, having grown up in the same place and visited the same beaches. No matter where we live, our souls will always cry out for the ocean.

On a lighter note, those sea birds seem to be having a great time wading in the water. I’m entering this in the Oh, I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside challenge in the Caption Fun group.

Photo taken January 28, 2007, by Colleen Stubbert Emerson, with a Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS camera.


colleen stubbert emerson, roca mia design, heart place, southern california beach, la jolla, sea birds, ftrd2011, ocean waves, landscape, seascape


  • PC1134
    PC1134about 3 years ago

    I love the shot. Awesome power in the waves, and great contrast between surf and sand. The shot has movement and a 3 dimensional feel to it.

  • Avantgarda
    Avantgardaabout 3 years ago

    very nice place!! well captured! :)

  • Christine Lake
    Christine Lakeabout 3 years ago

    Great capture. I can hear those waves crashing on to the rocks, and the sound of the seagulls.

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture…great POV in this seascape

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepabout 3 years ago

    Gorgeous beach shot!! Love the light!

  • Jaclyn Hughes
    Jaclyn Hughesabout 3 years ago

    Gorgeous shot!

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 3 years ago

    Like me and mountains. I understand completely. It’s easier to find mountains than beaches wherever you move though. Great capture.

  • Thanks, Bunny! My ideal is ocean and mountains, one of the reasons I love Humboldt County in Northern California and the Olympic Peninsula in Washington.

    – rocamiadesign

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1about 3 years ago

    How beautiful – wish I were there!

  • Thanks, Shulie! I wish I was there too.

    – rocamiadesign

  • Monica M. Scanlan
    Monica M. Scanlanabout 3 years ago

    Outstanding image!!!!

  • Thank you very much for this honor! I’m thrilled that you noticed this!

    – rocamiadesign

  • dansLesprit
    dansLespritabout 3 years ago

    I like the rich deep colours, and the power of the waves. I can just smell the sea air and hear the crashing of the distant wave hitting the rock.

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