Pedregal Beach

Pedregal Mono #1

Pedregal Mono #1

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Pedregal is a gated community where some of the homes are priced at over US$10 million.  It is built on a hill providing views of both the town and the Pacific Ocean.  To get to the beach it is necessary to walk over the hill navigating a maze of streets.  Tourist maps do not include these streets so I used Google maps.  Some streets that appear to go to the beach end on cliffs.  Eventually I found the place.

I prefer the way the rocks look in black and white, but have included one image in color for comparison.  Note the “chocolate chips” of darker rocks in the dominant granite.


16 responses

  1. Brilliant!


    May 7, 2015 at 8:54 am

  2. Claudia Falk

    Love it


    May 7, 2015 at 9:59 am

  3. Awesome looking rock! 😀 I like the way you’ve processed it, makes me think of another planet entirely. Probably my Star Trek memories – they used to have a lot of rocks on those planets they visited. Pity they didn’t use this location to film some of those scenes – would have been much better!


    May 7, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    • Thank you, it is supposed to look alien. It would have been difficult to film there as the sand is very soft.


      May 7, 2015 at 2:14 pm

  4. The B&W shots look like alien landscapes. Beautiful!


    May 7, 2015 at 4:53 pm

  5. Fantastic images! I love that first one.


    May 7, 2015 at 5:19 pm

  6. Thank you for liking “Network,” “Camouflage in the Natural World,” and “Pomegranate Blossoms.” Wow, I was amazed by the monochrome rock photos too. They have beautiful composition and textures. I especially like Pedregal Mono #2 with the ocean wave hitting the rocks. Well done! 🙂


    May 7, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    • Thank you so much. It took a lot of walking to get there.

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      May 7, 2015 at 7:42 pm

      • It sounds like it was a long walk if you had to go over a hill and walk through a maze of streets. Did you get lost? Getting lost would definitely add to the length of the walk.

        I am glad that you were able to make it there and take these great photos. I did not even know this place existed until I read your post. Thanks for your hard work and for sharing these photos. 🙂


        May 7, 2015 at 8:04 pm

        • I did not make it the firs time. On the second time I found my way down.


          May 7, 2015 at 10:11 pm

        • It must have been a little disappointing to walk around and not find it the first time. At least you were rewarded with some fantastic photo opportunities the second time around. 🙂


          May 8, 2015 at 12:14 am

  7. LB

    Morning Ron, it is incredible to me that people will build here and risk the ruin that might occur secondary to rock slides. I guess if you’re wealthy though …
    The B&W definitely allows for the eye to really see the rock. Stark and beautiful.
    What a beautiful day you had… walking and walking and walking!!


    May 8, 2015 at 5:10 am

    • Thank you Laurie. Building in a risky spot is worse down the beach at the Grand Solmar. The hurricane last year destroyed all of the swimming pools and in places they built on the beautiful rocks. In Mexico, anything goes.


      May 8, 2015 at 7:57 am

  8. Malin H

    Excellent images, Ron! Love them.


    May 8, 2015 at 7:44 am

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