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Sundown at Montana de Oro by twelvemotion
Sundown at Montana de Oro
Another outing at my favorite spot at Montana de Oro. The waves were not too big on this night but this location never disappoints. Through time and tide the waves crashed over and I took two exposures to create this photo. One for the sun going down and one for the water cascading over the wall. The two exposures were then hand blended in photoshop.

D7000 | 26mm | f/16 | 1.3 secs, 1/3 secs | ISO 100
Unforgiving by twelvemotion
Hazard Reef, Montana de Oro, Central Coast of Calif

Hazard Reef is filled with countless rock formations of grotesque and uncanny shapes carved by the hard, infamous tides of the Montana de Oro coast. A place still relatively unknown by photographers. But I've been shooting here since discovering it about 4 years ago and I'm always finding new compositions to photograph. Beautiful and Unforgiving.

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Journeyman by twelvemotion
I love this area so much, its close to the road but at the same time has that secluded "wild" feel to it. As far as i know it has no official name and should stay that way. Nearby San Carpoforo creek overflows over the beach and into the ocean. Last February I climbed over the rocks in the distance and photographed a full moon rising over the Santa Lucia.

Access to these places will not last forever. I already saw a newly planted "No Tresspassing" sign on another trail in San Simeon. Most of the trails are only marked by a couple pieces of wood and a small dark pathway leading into the dense Cyprus or thicket. To truly see this place one needs to get off the PCH and do a little exploring.

Thanks :)

Journal Entry: Sun Mar 25, 2012, 10:36 AM
Facebook l Gallery l dA Portfolio l Watch Me l Note Me

Hey guys and girls, just wanted to think all of you for your kind comments and support! Photography is my passion in life and one of my greatest joys is sharing the beauty of nature with all of you. I try and reach as many people as possible but it ain't easy. I recently started a Facebook page for my photography. Just something simple and modest for now. But I do have additional info on prints that may be available. For those of you on FB, feel free to "like" my photography page and even send me a friend request if you like- be awesome to see you guys on there!

Essence of the Central Coast

Thanks again,


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Mike Vieira
United States
Current Residence: Central Coast, California
Favourite genre of music: Rockish & the kind with no words. :)
Favourite photographer: David Muench, Marc Adamus, Galen Rowell, Nate Zeman, Steve Sieren
Favourite style of art: Digital/ Surreal/ Fantasy
Operating System: Windows 7
Favourite cartoon character: Homer or Coyote

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mecengineer Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015
Happy Birthday
StargazinArt Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday Mike! Have a good one :)
twelvemotion Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
thanks very much!
ihamo Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
Excellent gallery!
twelvemotion Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
Thanks very much!
namine1245 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey! You have a wonderful gallery ^.^ I featured one of your works here: [link]

I hope you don't mind. Have a great day!
twelvemotion Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Hello, not at all. I think you very much! :D
mecengineer Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
Happy Birthday
twelvemotion Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
hey thanks very much
my-shots Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
Happy Birthday Mike!!!!!! :peace: :handshake:
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