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Surfliner at Surf

California's Central Coast Pacific Surfliner #799 stops at Surf Beach California on 11/27/2004.
Thats a real nice looking Shot.

Did you build any sand castles or have surfboard handy?
 
Thanks GP25!!!!!!

It was a little too cold and windy to be out on the beach or play in the surf.

I went over to Surf to try to get a good photograph for the November Assignment Contest about "water". I guess the Pacific Ocean is about the biggest body of water that you can find.

Living here in Bakersfield, California my usual railfanning and photography is done up in the Tehachapi's, but there isn't much water up there. So to the coast I went.

I hope to go back over there in warmer weather. It's beautiful.

By the way, that's Vandenburg Air Force Base in the background.

Daylight
 
Thanx for entering and supporting our contests.

good luck!
kenw
 
Good shot. Any other areas up the coast that would make for good shots, outside of the station? Thanks.
 
Thanks ohlemeier!!!!!!!!! The answer is yes. Just north of this picture is a wye and a track that leads to Lompoc and just north of that is a bridge over the Santa Ynez river where it flows into the ocean. There is a little park there and the whole area is a nature reserve. I took some pictures there also but nothing I wanted to put in the contest. I don't know about going any farther north, that's all Vandenburg Air Force Base. I'd hate to be trying to explain "railfanning" to some M16 carrying MP's if you know what I mean. But south of Surf is Jalama Beach, which I was not to thrilled over. But even further south is Gaviota which is a great place for pictures. I would have used a picture taken there in the contest if I had just waited about ten minutes longer I would have gotten the Coast Starlight coming north over the bridge. Would have had a better chance than the one I used that I took at Surf. Oh Well, can't win 'em all.
 

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