Between Storms

At long last we got some rain last night with more to come on Friday and Saturday.  This morning I wanted to see what the ocean looked like. Had to wade to this outcropping to get the angle I wanted.  Tried different things but long exposure worked the best.  This was taken with a ND filter at 12sec.

Spyglass Beach, CA
Spyglass Beach, CA

Arroyo Grande Creek

Arroyo Grande Creek

Arroyo Grande Creek Path

I spent the weekend shooting black and white film and one of the locations was this little creek which runs through “old town” Arroyo Grande, CA.  The way the sun came though all the foliage at sunup I had to switch cameras for a while.  The second photo is the walking path down to the water.

Pismo Pier

Pismo Pier

Pismo Pier in the dark.  In the past I’ve tried this when it was light but before sunup with ND filters.  Today I went out at 5:30AM and captured this without a filter and got a totally different look.

Golden Rocks

Montana del Oro is west of Los Osos, CA.  This vast area has hiking trails along the ocean cliffs and there are several places to walk down to the ocean.  The wave action has carved out these interesting rock formations.

Golden Rocks

Under the Avila Bridge

On stormy days black & white often looks better to me.  This was taken under the bridge at Avila.  The bridge crosses this creek that flows into the ocean.  At high tide the creek becomes a back bay.

Under the Avila Bridge