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.
Rising Tide at Hospital Point
Last Saturday, I went to La Jolla with my photo club, for dawn photos at the tide pools of Hospital Point — and the conditions were quite challenging!
La Jolla Morning / Routine
Last Saturday I led our monthly photo club activity – a dawn visit to the tide pools at Hospital Point in La Jolla. The night was clear inland, so I hoped that the immediate coast would either be shrouded in dense fog from a shallow marine layer, or that it would be entirely clear, for the beautiful pastel colors of twilight.
Always Hospital Point
On a recent evening visit to Hospital Point during low tide I was quite intrigued by the colorful and fine details in the tide pools. Photographing them the way I wanted would’ve been possible with my wide-angle tilt-shift lens actually, which focuses really, really close and allows better depth of field control with the tilting mechanism. The only problem was that I didn’t have that lens with me. :-)
I’ve finally gotten around to finalizing the photos from the morning outing to Hospital Point during a very low tide, back in June. I had Shannon’s infrared camera back then and my photo of the month for June was from that morning.
Long Exposures at Hospital Point
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.