I posted this rock previously but it has been awhile ago. Recently a person contacted by me via the blog who wanted permission to print it for a gift. His request motivated me to go shoot it again. The stormy weather was just clearing. You get pretty wet taking a 45 second exposure with an incoming tide.
Yesterday the clouds cleared and provided a good opportunity to capture the Gazebo in Pismo Beach. This is a popular and busy spot for weddings during the summer but pretty quiet now. In the far left background you can see the pier.
We’ve had a series of storms coming through the Central Coast and the waves have been pretty big. Driving home today I stopped and took a quick shot from one of the overlooks.
This photo was taken into the sun with a ND filter and looks OK in color but I like it better in Black and White.
Avila Bay is not far from where I live and I need to get out there more often. I have a photographer friend who calls it “his office”. I used a little longer exposure to slightly blur the water.
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.
There is surf school in Avila for young children. You can see all the students in the background getting some instruction before entering the water.
There are many more Death Valley photos but today I decided no editing. I got out in my own neighborhood and had a fun day taking random shots in the middle of the day. You don’t always need the golden hours. I found this hillside full of Poppies just south of Cambria, CA and had to jump a fence and hike a bit to get there but it was well worth it. Could have stayed all afternoon.
We set our clocks forward last night except for the one I used to wake up. I got to this location much sooner than I had wanted. This old barn is south of a Guadalupe, CA on Highway 1 and sits in the middle of a rich and fertile agricultural area. The winter rains have also turned our foothills into an Irish green.