Zooming In on the Hills of Paso Robles
Paso Robles, California
April 28, 2016 2:08pm CST
On one rainy day I decided to park in the parking lot of an industrial building across from a vacant agricultural area, get out of the car with my camera, and take a photo walk to see what I could see. I got a lot of good photos, some of which I've already shared here. This is not one of the best, but it's interesting in pointing out the limitations of my Nikon Coolpix S9300 point and shoot zoom lens. There was a great view of the distant hills above the city of Paso Robles from where I was standing. The building was in front of it. I wanted a photo of the hills. I was standing in the green meadow, looking toward the building and the hills behind it. I used the zoom to get the hills, but because they are so far, the camera made them fade, as it usually does when I zoom in on something far away. Everything in front of the hills is larger, and the space between the building and the hills, which really are a few miles away, seems to disappear, making it look like the building is almost at the foot of the hills. At least, though, you can see the view of the hills of Paso Robles in this photo, and having those hills just a few blocks from our downtown area is one reason I like this city. Do you have hills or mountains near where you live - close enough to get to in five or ten minutes? Do you prefer to live near mountains, the beach, or both?
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• Grand Junction, Colorado
9 May 16
@bagarad, Traffic on North Ave, which is the major street is still congested at times. It's 4 lanes, but lots of traffic lights. Lots of stop and go traffic, and the speed limit is 35 mph. We moved here a couple years ago from Northern California, so the traffic really doesn't seem all that bad to me the majority of the time. I can get to pretty much anywhere in town, in no more than 20 min, and I live outside of the city.
• Paso Robles, California
9 May 16
@beaniefanatic13 I think it only had two lanes when we were there. It seems to take forever to get through town. I was living in Southern California, and it was worse that I was used to in street traffic. Freeways during rush hour were a different story.