We had one of those gorgeous days in San Diego yesterday (74F/23C) and I couldn’t help but hit the ocean for some fresh air. I wish we had some clouds to make the sky a bit more interesting for the imagery but with these kind of temperatures in mid February I’m just grateful
Yesterday we had a surprisingly low tide at Windansea beach in La Jolla. If you look closely you’ll notice that there are 3 people looking for something under the rocks, I watched them for a while and they kept on moving buckets from one location to the other! The ocean looked like it was another planet with all the rocks at the shore, I decided to give it a bit of a grungy look by using one of the onOne grunge filters from the Perfect Effects 4 filter which I highly recommend.
Yet another sunset from La Jolla Cove.
It’s been a few “cold” days in San Diego but things are starting to return to normal. This is an image of La Jolla Shores beach that I took a few years back!
I haven’t done a sunset shot in a long time, at least it feels like it to me. This was this past Saturday’s sunset at La Jolla shores, I took a stroll down to the beach just to enjoy the warm days as they haven’t left Southern California yet. I was wrapping up my shots for the day and I saw this photographer working with a couple and trying to setup the shot for them; I decided to take a picture of them
An image of Pacific Beach’s Pier in San Diego. This is the unique Pier where its also a hotel for the closer portion of the pier; its a bunch of chalets on the outer edge while the pathway down the middle is open to the public. The remainder of the Pier is just a walkway for the public as the chalets end at one point. You can see the entrance here, check it out its quite funky
When the water recedes around sunset, it creates a nice glare on the sand that makes it act like a mirror. I tried to get the seagull to look right though the lens but it wanted to keep a safe distance from me, so I ended up taking an image of it reflecting back This was taken back at La Jolla Shores.
I took this image over a year ago while walking around La Jolla Cove. Right around sunset, I walked down to the rocks as close I could without being on top of the algae as its very slippery; the tripod slides all over it. If you look all around the algae there is distinct ring of water as they absorb quite a bit of it. Not much more to say that I hope you like the colorful show
It appears as if this path leads you all the way to the edge of the cliff, but that’s just an illusion created by using a wide angle lens which makes the background look further and in essence smaller. If you look really closely at the bottom of the path you’ll see that it’s blocked off by a rope and you have to go to the left. This was taken at Torrey Pines around sunset when the Marine layers just came out in full force hence ruining any great sunset opportunities! I had to work with the elements of that day
This long exposure was taken at Torrey Pines State Reserve overlooking Torrey Pines Rd. I took this shot just past sunset, which is one of the few times that you can have the streaking effect with a well lit scene without the use of any ND (Neutral Density) filters. The long shutter speed allows enough ambient light to register on the sensor to produce a normally lit scene while all the moving objects (cars) create the streaking effect.
Even though I wasn’t really going for it, I really like how the Marine layer effect was captured. If you look at the cliffs on the right, that haze is a Marine layer, which is caused by warm air hitting the cool ocean surface. Marine Layers are much closer to sea level (only a few feet high), in person they are a lot easier to tell from a cloud.