Off the Beaten Path: Morro Bay - Now and Then
Today, I had a flashback. While going through and culling old files, I came across photographs from two separate trips to one of my favorite California haunts - Morro Bay and Morro Rock a.k.a. the Gibraltar of the Pacific. The difference between the photo sets is pretty wide in tone and effect.
One group was authored on film (or "pre-digital" as I once saw a photo school refer to it which set me to giggling of course). The other captured via 1s and 0s.
With all the applications and software geared towards re-creating a 'film look', I wonder when the next wave of "Back to Film"or film appreciation and re-discovery will begin. Much like the resurgence of clothing patterned on the 60s - 80s, original or "retro" design and art is popular across a variety of media.
So, dust off your negatives and slide viewers and see what inspiration is waiting.
Mixed in with the small town feel, heron rookery, nature preserves and trails, there's also an 18 hole golf course, kayak rentals, and gourmet restaurants along the strand.
With more than enough to opportunities to create great photographs, I suggest taking both film and digital cameras.
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