I went back and forth between the sunset on the NW side of the pier and the moonrise on the SE side of the pier.
Monthly Archives February 2018
We made it to Goleta just before sunset. Our hotel guy told us the best sunset position on a pier! So, we got the gear and headed to the pier and got some nice sunset photos!
We drove down to Goleta, CA, which is right next to Santa Barbara. I try and take some local livestock pictures for our powerpoint. These two were my best from the drive.
By changing the focal length during long exposure you can add movement to your frame, producing leading lines within your frame.
This is one my favorite techniques to make quite a unique photo. Fortunately we were traveling and so around “night lights.” Unfortunately, my cheap travel tripod was NOT up to the task! All these pictures were either handheld or braced on something! I was pretty proud of being able to get half-way decent photos like that!
Even though Richard and I have been to Santa Cruz several times, somehow we’ve missed this bit of the western coast where this lovely Natural Bridge is! So, here’s some pictures of it, the lighthouse, and also some surfers. Some of the pictures are also with a slow shutter speed to blur the waves.
Our first stop was our favorite beach just south of San Francisco, Bean Hollow State Beach. It’s also a free beach, so that’s another reason we like it!
First I tried using my new ND (dark) filter and slow shutter speeds to blur our the waves. Then I shot some more traditional shots. Thanks to Richard for the shot of me!
Fill the frame with your subject, no background. You will need to get up close and personal, or use a good zoom lens.
I didn’t have much time today, but thought I could combine laundry with photography once the sun finally came out!
Alternate patterns of light to bring depth and rhythm to the photograph.
Capture an image on your terms; who, what, where, when, why, how … it’s all up to you. Caveat: You must tell us your intent.
This week was challenging for me to get my weekly challenge done. We had a lot going on, and I still don’t have my computer back, so no Lightroom to help with cropping, naming, formatting for Facebook, watermarking, etc. etc. However, I did take several pictures, and these three are the best.