Long Exposures at Hospital Point (6 photos)

Sunday morning I met with Tracy to photograph the tide pools at La Jolla’s Hospital Point/Nicholson Point. It was a nice and cool, overcast morning with a dense marine layer. I hadn’t done any “real” long exposure work in a while and after doing my usual test exposure routine (described here: Working with Long Exposures) I ended up with four minute long exposures that worked quite well throughout most of the morning.

The coast there is fragmented into so many small but named pieces, one could take a 15 minute long walk and pass through five or six places that all have their own name. This particular spot is most commonly called “Hospitals” (with many variations, such as Hospital Point, Hospital Reef) though Nicholson Point, just a little further south and with higher rocks and deeper channels (last photo) would be just as appropriate.

Here are some of the photos that I made:

Statistics: 6 out of 12 worth showing on the blog, personal favorites are photos number 3, 5 and 6, winner is photo 5 “Pratyahara.” :)

Tracy has his photos from that morning up on his blog, please have a look: September Morning at Hospitals Reef.

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6 Responses

    1. Thank you Mark. I tried to keep the color of the rocks on the realistic side and let the rest go wherever it wanted to go, then played with Split Toning a little bit… :)

  1. Alex, these are definitely great. Also great to go shooting with somebody I know will image and process something different, so we don’t end up with the exact same images!

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