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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Evening Surf

This was shot off of the San Clemente Pier just before sunset.  I wanted to blur the surf a little to convey the feeling of the incoming surf so I used a small aperture (f22) in order to get a shutter speed of 1/4 second.   

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Pfeiffer Beach

Took this at Pfeiffer Beach last year.  One of many beautiful scenes found all along the Big Sur coast of California.  This was taken in the late morning hours and thus the light was very contrasty.  I used my Singh Ray Vari-n-duo filter to slow the shutter speed and make the surf  look misty. 

Saturday, June 11, 2011

More Mono Lake

This photo was taken in the afternoon of an overcast day.  The original color version was very flat looking.  In order to try to make it an acceptable photo lighting wise, I converted it to B&W.  As a result, I think it looks very moody and more interesting.  I liked the way the shoreline leads your eye back to the tufa formation in the back left of the photo.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Crystal Cove

We went over to Crystal Cove to have a nice lunch at the Beachcomber the other day.  As you can see in the above photo it was a classic, beautiful sunny California day.  Lunch was good too.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Ice Cream Cone Flower

Went to Sherman Gardens yesterday and saw this unusual looking  flower.  I didn't catch the name of it, but I think it's from Indonesia.  I thought I would have some fun with this photo and mix a little color and B&W.  I think it makes it look like a strawberry ice cream cone

Monday, June 6, 2011


The lilies in our backyard were blooming a few weeks back, so it gave me a chance to practice some close up photography.  This photo looked OK to me in the color version but when I converted it to black & white using Silver Efex Pro it seemed to show off the flower's detail, simplicity and beauty that much better.