Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Where I am not



This is an iconic image if you know what it is.
Do you?


h/t Kelly Garrett

24 comments:

nightsmusic said...

That's going to bug me all day. Because I do. Thanks a lot!

Kitty said...

It reminds me of Big Sur, but it isn't.

The Noise In Space said...

I'm gonna say the beach from the end of Planet of the Apes ("you finally really did it! you maniacs!"). It looks cinematic to me.

Steve Forti said...

My first thought was the Oregon beach from The Goonies, but that's not right. Still better than the friggin snow I just shoveled.

Ash Complin said...

I cheated and looked it up. Here's the answer if it's bugging you, too.

Carolynnwith2Ns said...

If it were here it would be covered in snow.

E.M. Goldsmith said...

I too thought Planet of the Apes. But that's not right. Someone here will know. It is going to bug me all day.

Kregger said...

Sure as hell it isn't Lake Erie!

Amy Johnson said...

That's my backyard. Obviously, one of you has already been here and took a pic. Y'all can come visit if you like. (Kidding! Sure is beautiful.)

Kitty said...

Thanks, Ash! Check out the size of the biggest rock compared to humans.

Melanie Sue Bowles said...

I have a photo of me with one of my sisters and one of my brothers standing right there. A gorgeous coastline.

Steve Forti said...

Oh hey, I was right! Knew it looked familiar, just a different angle than I'm used to seeing. (My in-laws have a large shot of this site framed at their house. One of these days I'll tack a little pirate ship sailing out from behind onto the glass.)

Cecilia Ortiz Luna said...

That's it.

I'm moving to Oregon.

Fearless Reider said...

Yeah, why are we not all there right now?

Lennon Faris said...

Ooh! I've been there once before. Have always wanted to go back. What a beautiful place on Earth.

Alena said...

Isn't that from the Goonies?

Claire Bobrow said...

I'm guessing the Oregon coast.

Craig F said...

If you had a large enough telephoto lens and were willing to lie on you stomach, I know a spot like that. It is on the edge of Honeymoon Island, just north of Clearwater Beach.

If you looked at it with the naked eye it would be a lot smaller.

Jennifer R. Donohue said...

My first thought that it was the beach from The Beach but the water didn't look right

Lee Nire said...

I'm on the coast about a hundred miles north. It is a raw, majestic beauty here. Green and damp and fierce.
I've only seen those rocks while sailing however.
Mostly on a tall ship, but several years ago I was shipwrecked on a partially submerged trimaran that began breaking apart near the aptly named Cape Disappointment.
We were rescued by the Coast Guard in sight of those rocks.

CynthiaMc said...

Loved hiking on Honeymoon Island.

AJ Blythe said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought "The Goonies" =) Beautiful view.

KDJames said...

OH! I knew this right away, even though I'm late to the discussion as usual. A friend used to live just outside of Portland, OR and she posted pics of these on her blog a few times over the years. Very distinctive.

I can almost hear the waves crashing and the cries of shore birds. A beach is such a great place to contemplate story ideas and other things greater than yourself.

Unknown said...


From the photographer:

Everyone, this isn't the rock used in The Goonies! That was Haystack Rock, which is also gorgeous. This photos contains iconic arches. :)