Arch Cove – Laguna Beach, CA

Arch Cove - Laguna Beach

Arch Cove – Laguna Beach

This image is from Laguna Beach – Arch Cove – shot in early May 2009.  My family used to vacation here for a week each of many summers at a rental apartment belonging to a friend of my grandparents.  Haven’t seen it since before I moved to Visalia in 1966 – so at least 44 or more years.  Very nostalgic really.  The main section of Highway 1 had changed so much, I felt lucky to find it.  But the little street above the bluffs was nearly the same.

The whole day was pretty spectacular.  I was driving down to set up a trade show booth at the Orange County Fairgrounds and by the time I had reached the Grapevine, the sky was filling with incredible cloud formations – mostly “mares tails” – more than I had ever seen before.  By the time I got away in the evening to shoot some photos, the clouds were beginning to lose their sharp forms – but were enough to add to the photo.

The rock in the foreground is an interesting indicator of sand erosion.  One summer, my sister stubbed her toe badly on the tiny tip of that rock barely protruding out of the sand.  Another time, after a stormy winter, that rock was twice the height you see it – rounding off underneath more like a giant boulder – unclimbable to the average beach goer.  In this image, it is about twice the height of a person but can be walked on from the sand.

If you go through the arch (usually mostly dry at low tide or with more sand) you will find some incredible tide pools.  Or at least they were full of interesting sea creatures when I was a child.  Couldn’t get to them this trip to see if they were still spectacular or if too many people have abused it.

I was asked why I did not remove the umbrella from the image.  I guess it was because that picnic table and umbrella has always been there as long as I have visited that beach – from a house or apartment further back from the point.  This is a nostalgic memory.

More images here: Arch Cove

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About Ron Ludekens

God created a marvelous world full of wonderful sights and people. He is the Creator and it is His Palette of beauty that Ron Ludekens tries to capture as photographic images. Images of nature or images of people and their lives - both reflect the handiwork of the Creator. Ron is a photographer living in Visalia, California - part of the great Central Valley. He is immediately surrounded by agriculture and all the hard working people that feed our world. A short distance away are the grand Sierra Nevada mountains, impressive National Parks and, wider still, the vast diversity that California has to offer. Ron is one of the family owners of the L.E. Cooke Co Wholesale Nursery - a leader in the horticulture industry of North America. Even on the job, his camera is always near by. His photos for the nursery trade have been published in print and around the websites of nurseries across America. Ron is also a leader in his church and its missions. Ron's photography has been a resource the church uses in its communications and message. Plus photos of all the fun things we do are shared among members and friends. Ron also loves capturing precious moments in lives of people. Weddings, senior portraits, graduations, family gatherings, maternity and special events. Ron will not shoot more than four weddings a year to provide the attention to detail and followup that is required for such an important milestone event in the lives of the couple. Ron can be reached at 559-732-7165 or cell 559-967-5370.
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