Here’s the lastest “Lightroom Short”, showing just a single technique: using negative Dehaze to soften highlights and overexposed areas selectively, giving them a bit of a glow effect. The video has been on my YouTube channel for a week already, and I sent out an email about it too, but forgot to mention it here on the blog! Duh! (and apologies if this is a “duplicate notifcation” for you.)
Big Surf at High Tide in La Jolla
You may have heard and seen the news about an (ongoing) series of storms that continue to pound California. Here in San Diego, we have been lucky: we got the beneficial rains, which felt not out of the ordinary for our wet season, and have been spared the heavy rain and incredible winds that caused much damage and even deaths in Northern California.
Tide Pool Details Triptych
The first blog post of 2023 has the last photos I made in 2022 — in the morning of December 31st, we went for a walk at the beach. It was drizzly and overcast and I didn’t bring the big camera, but as usual, once there some things were too intriguing to not make a photo of them.
A Long Lens at the Beach
Sunday we went for a late afternoon walk at the beach, hoping to make a few photos of birds in flight for my photo club’s monthly “Photo Quest”. Since I’m running this photo quest and came up with the theme, I’d better get a photo for it!
Mid-Autumn Dawn at Hospital Point
With remnants of tropical storm Kay still being “active” in our area, I decided to switch our photo club’s monthly activity and we went to the tide pools of Hospital Point in La Jolla, Sunday morning*. I was hoping that Kay’s clouds would take on nice color at sunrise, but unfortunately, that plan was spoiled by smoke, which had drifted out over the ocean from the Fairview fire, which was burning near Hemet, in Riverside County.
Playful Sea Lions at La Jolla Cove
Photos from a morning visit to La Jolla Cove, where playful California Sea Lions jumped, dove and swam in the waves.