Long Exposure

This tag is added on image posts where the effect of a long exposure is visible – silky water, blurred details, that sort of thing.

Blue Hour at the Tabletops (4 photos)

I hadn’t been to South Cardiff State Beach and the tide pools of Tabletop Reef in quite a while. Or rather, the coast in general. It had been 6 weeks, and I began to feel a certain longing for the ocean. I thought that’s interesting – I lived in Germany for 40 years, and I’ve been on “beach vacations” in Italy, Greece and Turkey in the past, but I never felt that I actually missed the ocean.

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Penasquitos Canyon Waterfall

On most of my visits to Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve, I omit the “waterfall” because it is a real people-magnet. I do think it is a spot worthy of a little photographic exploration though. Late in December after some rains, I gave it a try and hiked out there on a weekday in the late afternoon, timing my visit with sunset. Continue reading

Long Exposures at Tabletop Reef (2 photos)

I’m close to finishing the culling/editing and processing of my photos from December (three days with photo activities left). Here are two photos from a morning outing to the familiar tide pools at Tabletop Reef. Continue reading

Always Hospital Point (5 photos)

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. :-) Continue reading

The #greenmossrocks at Windansea (5 photos)

Photos from a low-tide-at-sunset outing to La Jolla’s Windansea Beach. A lot of the sand that covers these rocks in summer had been washed away so at low tide, there was plenty to play with. The sky didn’t look too interesting when I arrived but it lit up nicely after sunset. I’m quite happy with the amount of “keepers”. Continue reading

Fall Morning at McGee Creek

We returned to McGee Creek on the second to last day of our Eastern Sierra vacation – I had fond memories of the place from when we first were there in October 2014, and I remember leaving with the feeling that there’s more there to see and photograph. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

Tabletop Reef in Infrared (6 photos)

A visit to the tide pools of Tabletop Reef at Seaside State Beach (South Cardiff State Beach) was mandatory of course, when I had Shannon Johnson‘s infrared-converted Sony A7r to play with. :-) If you’re not a regular follower of my blog and photography – this is the coastal area that I photograph most often by far, as I often go there for walks with Toni and bring the camera*. Continue reading

Cardiff State Beach, Early Morning (8 photos)

I woke up at 4am this morning and felt quite awake, for whatever odd reason (I’m really not a morning person). The current unusual heat in San Diego makes getting out of bed and outside easier, so after pondering what I could do, I opted for a very early morning walk with Toni at South Cardiff State Beach. Continue reading