In the Storm

My last post was taken between storms.  This morning is was raining and blowing pretty good.  Pismo Rock is a place I go to often looking for different ways to capture it.  This is what it looked like early this morning. I have never seen the tide and wave action bring the water this high around the rock.

Pismo Beach, CA
Pismo Beach, CA

Foggy Sentinel

I took my Mamyia 7 out for a early morning walk yesterday and thought I would post this for a change of pace from all the recent Palouse photos.

Shell Beach California
Shell Beach California

 

Afternoon at the Beach

I was taking a photo walk yesterday afternoon at Avila Beach, California and was reminded of a recent post by Stephen Hipperson titled Contre-jour.  This capture was about 3:00PM so as the sun sets further I imagine the look will change.  So something for next time.  Thanks Stephen for the inspiration.

Avila Beach California
Avila Beach California

Waiting to Catch the Big One

I was out over the weekend having some fun with film and happened upon this four year old. She was having a ball.  Her mom was close by.

Avila Beach California
Avila Beach California

Chapel of the Holy Cross

I was in Sedona, Arizona last week during the extreme heat and forest fires.  The combination created grey hazy sky’s and any chance of getting decent color photos of the chapel and rod rock country went up in smoke.  It was a good opportunity, however, to continue to experiment with black and white film.

Chapel of the Holy Cross

 

Chapel of the Holy Cross (2 of 5)

 

Chapel of the Holy Cross (5 of 5)

 

Chapel of the Holy Cross (4 of 5)

 

Ranch Scale

 

Santa Margarita Ranch
Santa Margarita Ranch

I like landscape so don’t often get close.  I got to visit the Santa Margarita Ranch the other day and took shots of all sorts of ranch implements with my 50MM wide open.  Going through them this morning I found this example of bokeh which I rarely see in my shots.  It sure does highlight the subject and I can see how it could be used very effectively in certain circumstances.  What a great hobby; all kinds of new things to discover.

Monument Valley B&W

Monument Valley
Monument Valley
Monument Valley

On this trip I’ve visited the Painted Desert, Canyon de Chelly, Antelope Canyon, and Monument Valley.  It just keeps getting better.  Having seen most of the films shot here it was very exciting to see it live .  The conditions were cloudy with some rain so even though I got out at sunset and sunrise neither lasted very long because of the weather.  So like Antelope Canyon I’m already planning another trip.  I’ll post two three or four and will start with a classic view that I took at first light.  I didn’t see John Wayne or John Ford but I was thinking of them when I took this.