Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Son and surf: Trip to Santa Cruz

The natural bridge near the lighthouse in Santa Cruz
 I have not written a blog in a week and a half. I got the flu from somewhere and it totally wiped me out. I barely had the energy to work, and photography just went by the wayside. I started to get better by the end of last week, but then I had to go up to Santa Cruz to get my son from college. I went early so I could spend some time taking pictures at the beach. It was a beautiful day, and there was a kayak-surfing contest going on. I didn't even know there was such a thing!

 I went to the beach by the lighthouse and at the end, beyond the natural bridge was a beach no one was using - too rocky for surfing or sunbathing, but perfect for pictures and waves!
 Sometimes the waves would break over this one big rock and then make waterfalls over it. It was very beautiful and I got some decent pictures of it.

I am trying out some different effects in Lightroom, so that is why the lighting is a little different in some of these.
I like this one because it shows the moss and algae that was all over the rocks, but there is still a bit of ocean in the shot. I could have spent all day there, but I had to go pick up Alex.

I got a new book that I am reading through, Understanding Exposure. A lot of it just makes perfect sense, but I am learning some good stuff that I didn't know. I also got asked if I do weddings last week. I was honest about my past experience, but I know I could do a great job, and they would get a great deal, since I am still in the portfolio building process.  Hopefully, they will want to use me.
The redwoods at UCSC

1 comment:

  1. By the way, if you click on a picture, you can see it full screen, in case you want to. They look great that way.