John & Anne Wiley

2014/11/23

SB Slices

Lately I seem to like wide panoramic slices of many pics, maybe because they evoke some hint of the vast panoramas we see. Tripp basically gives us, aside from a few window posts, a 270 degree panoramic slice. Here for instance is what a slice of UCSB looked like as we approached along the shoreline.

DSC_7276 UC Slice

DSC_7276 UC Slice

SBA runways show at the left edge, but the main attraction is UCSB with the lagoon highlighted by the mountains beyond. A moment later we took in a similar scene looking back toward Pt. Conception far in the West.

7290 UC West

7290 UC West

Because the pix I post here are reduced they look blurry compared with my full size originals, so I sharpened this one slightly to give an impression of how crisp the views are. After a pleasant cruise along the shoreline past Hope Ranch beaches and mansions, downtown SB comes into view past Shoreline Park (now brown in the drought) at the bottom-center edge.

7421 Shoreline To SB

7421 Shoreline To SB

Soon we’re closer to SBCC and turning toward the northwest, the changed angle further away from sunlight yields a little less haze to emphasize how this campus snuggles into scenic SB.

7427 SBCC Slice

7427 SBCC Slice

Then looking back more toward the west we see colors shift again, along with the different perspective of this small piece of the slice we saw from Tripp. The first point is Shoreline, almost at the horizon is Campus Pt. (UCSB) with a slice of SBA visible to the right of it, and far in the distance is Pt.Conception.

7438 Looking Back

7438 Looking Back

Many scenic slices later we turned over Montecito Village where a few mansions shine green and even sport tall fountains, amid the brown yards of conscientious neighbors.

7457 Oprah's Green

7457 Oprah’s Green

Then on our way back to SBA from this brief tour of paradise we looked past Laguna Blanca allowed to dry up in the drought, to More Mesa, UCSB, SBA and onward toward the west.

7536 Beyond Hope Ranch

7536 Beyond Hope Ranch

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