Friday, February 22, 2008

Dream!

It is snowing heavily here people. Yipee! It is just so beautiful.
It's white, it's pure and it is wild! That is the best part.
Being pure and wild. 
Guess what it reminds me of?
The Sun!
I know. It's odd. I think Tanya gets her fixation on Sun from me.... 
But i just can't help it. I miss that bright, shiny guy today.
So i thought i could post something bright and beautiful.



This was shot at Highway 1, San Francisco. 
Isn't it beautiful? My dream drive. My dream shot.
The Mountain, the sea, the bridge, the sky, and the road- all in one shot. 
I clicked it during my California visit last december.
 
I first heard about it in a movie....
'Shawshank Redemption', one of the few masterpieces that Hollywood has delivered.
Tim Robbins talks about 'hope' to Morgan Freeman and describes a place much like the one above. 
You hear something like that and you realise all of a sudden how beautiful the world you are living in, actually is! I wanted to see what it feels like to have mountain to your left and the Pacific to your right and move with the wind and watch the sunset as if there were no tomorrow..... 
I did.

26 Comments:

At 11:27 AM, Blogger Smita said...

You have been tagged!

You need to write 7 random things about yourself and tag 7 or more people to do the same. You may need to leave comment in their blogs so they know.

We want to know more about you! :)

 
At 12:30 PM, Blogger puresunshine said...

beautiful post. makes me wanna escape from this semi-cubicle! :)

 
At 1:19 PM, Blogger Cosmic Joy said...

Great picture. I agree about the drive down highway 1. We did that in dec 06 and it was memorable! Another one I would recommend is to drive from Miami to Key west. You have ocean on both sides of the road :)

 
At 2:06 PM, Blogger Preethi said...

I love the drive too.. I lived in the bay area for a while.. we just loved the 17 mile drive.. Carmel Beach and all the surroundings!! I also love the ride from LA to Malibu.. again Mountains on one side will Million dollar homes no less and the sea on the other.. that is a lovely drive too :)

 
At 2:08 PM, Blogger c e e d y said...

ahaaaa

so true about shawshank...

well i have not done this drive even tho been to SF....

like cosmic above the miami - key west is cool too....

also went to a spot similar at the end of San Diego....jutting out into the pacific......

but i love today..snowbulous for me :) sun can wait (sorry tanya)

 
At 12:25 AM, Blogger Sunshine said...

So true...the world indeed is a beautiful place, only we never stop long enough to notice it.

Nice blog!

 
At 12:00 PM, Blogger Preethi said...

@ smitha: Thank you smitha! :) I'll take up the tag but it's gonna take sometime though. I'm so bad at writing something on a prompt. Hope that's ok....

@puresunshine: Welcome here. Nice name! With a name like that you cannot stay inside a semi cubicle! out you go :)

 
At 12:09 PM, Blogger Preethi said...

@ cosmic: Oh yeah... guess what..... i was in Florida in feb '04 and didn't take that drive! Spent all the time in Miami! Enjoyable but i sure missed out on that.... maybe next year we'll do it with Tanya this time! ;)

@preethi: Oh yeah! carmel was awesome so was Monterey bay. Will be posting more on that in the coming days now... 17 mile drive though i was so caught up on Highway 1 that i skipped that! crazy me he heee

 
At 12:16 PM, Blogger Preethi said...

@ ceedy: Like i told cosmic here, i missed on that drive when i was in Miami!! But dreams have a way of materialising right. will be there nxt year...
Still no Sun today. :(

@ sunshine:Thank you and welcome here. I see you love the Sun too with that name :)

 
At 12:24 AM, Blogger Nancy said...

preethi the photograph u've taken is picture perfect.....almost like a painting. lovely.

 
At 8:21 PM, Blogger Preethi said...

@ nancy: Thank you nancy. I did nothing spectacular i should admit, Clicked this on a digi cam :)

 
At 2:36 AM, Blogger Rohit Jain (felon) said...

firstly nice pic... i mean not nice, beatiful and a wild pic.. wht a combo :)

snow, i love snow, i love white, and i love wild things.. i think u had the best of ur time.. sunset, pacific ocean and mountains... wow!!!

btw, hope i'd have coffee with you soon ;)

-R

 
At 7:42 AM, Blogger KP! said...

Nice snap......:)


'Shawshank Redemption' s the best movie..i still dont get bored watching that movie again and again.....:)

A line 'Shawshank Redemption' even i have written on ur blog...
"KP was here"

 
At 11:33 AM, Blogger c e e d y said...

I read the comment that it was a digicam pic - is is possible to share details
like kind of camera - what megapixels and image size...and time...

just curious to compare cameras...

hope its not asking a lot

 
At 11:45 AM, Blogger Smita said...

Hi Preethi - Nice to know you too and read your blog :)

No, I am in a seemingly misplaced profession - An I bank! :)

 
At 1:11 PM, Blogger Preethi said...

@ ceedy: sure man... it is my bro's camera. he's a photography freak.. will ask him and send you the camera link. But for now.
It is a sony,
10 mega pixels.
Image size: 3872 * 2592
Time: 4:15 pm

I think it has both manual and digi options on it with different lens stuff et al. mmm .... will send the model link by today...

 
At 1:18 PM, Blogger prabhu said...

@ceedy, @preethi: Its a Nikon D80. :) You can check it out here.

 
At 1:20 PM, Blogger c e e d y said...

@prabhu
@preethi

I assumed it to be a Nikon D80 or Sony Alpha 100 from her description - so its not just a digital camera - its a digital SLR preethi....that makes all the difference in the picture :)

thanks for sharing

 
At 1:37 PM, Blogger Preethi said...

Oops! he hee gadgets are not my turf guys! My bro has known it for a very long time now and now you do ceedy... :)

 
At 2:21 PM, Blogger Preethi said...

Hey.. wanted to leave this for you... about Obama and outsourcing!
Take a look.. I am thinking I need to do a post on this soon... of all the thick headed things.. what does outsourcing have to do violence?

http://www.reason.com/blog/show/119704.html
http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0407/Obama_on_Virginia_Tech_and_Violence.html
http://www.dailymotion.com/thattukada/video/x4gsey_india-inc-takes-on-barack-obama_politics

 
At 9:53 PM, Blogger Shalom said...

Great shot!!!! I think if I ever did a Titanic-inspired "I'm the Queen of the World" shout, it'd have to be on a mountain top with the wild sea in front. But oh yeah, I'd definitely need the sun too :)

 
At 8:24 AM, Blogger Preethi said...

@ kp: he heee good one there! Lemme add to it
'so was Preethi' ;)

@ smitha: thanks :) but oops yes misplaced it is!....

@ shalom: My my. Long time no see. nice to see you back here. And yeah when 'titanic' was released i used to imagine being on a ship doing the 'i'm the queen of the world bit' he heee. Yeah mountain and sea would be quite awesome too.

@ preethi: will look at it rightaway. by the sound of it you seem pretty annoyed....mmmm....

 
At 12:21 PM, Blogger Deepali said...

That's a very nice picture. Before reading the post, I thought you picked a pic up from google image search or something but man being there must be something.
It's funny how we all love nature but consciously or unconsciously keep doing things that destroy it a little by little.

 
At 10:49 PM, Blogger Preethi said...

@ deepali: oh it was something alright, literally took my breath away... and yes destrying we are.. but nature is smart, It is going to survive, humans though i'm not sure....might kill each other up!

 
At 11:07 AM, Blogger अतुल श्रीवास्तव said...

Aah! Big Sur area on Highway 1. There are many many many beautiful spots/ places along Hwy 1 and Hwy 101 in California and Oregon. Drove from Tillamook (OR) to Santa Barbara (CA) - amazingly beautiful. If you enjoy scenic drives, add UTAH to your travel list - see photos here http://atulks.myphotoalbum.com

- A.S.

 
At 6:14 PM, Blogger Preethi said...

@ atul : welcome here. Ok, I'm going to seriously chk them all out........ 'cos will be taking a LA trip this summer ..thanks . will chk ur blog too...

 

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