Coastal Cliffs and Caves, San Diego

Sea Cave at low tide, between La Jolla Shores and La Jolla Cove, California; December 2014.

A couple more photos from my recent low tide/negative tide outings to Point Loma, Sunset Cliffs and La Jolla Shores. I liked this arrangement quite a bit, so I compiled it into a collage/triptych — it is available as a print-on-demand in my store: Column Strata Cave Collage. I recommend to print it on canvas.

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Maps of Other Planets

Colorful rock layers and strata at Point Loma, San Diego, California. December 2014.

Another low tide outing, this time to the Point Loma tide pool area, with Joseph. Only some wispy high clouds in the air and not exactly pleasant light. Low tide was ~3pm and the area is closed at 4.30pm so we had to look for the details. At the northern end of the tide pool area, near the entrance to the sea cave, the strata and layers of the cliff were in the shade, and partially still glistening wet. The shapes and colors made me think of abstract maps of other planets.

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Point Loma Tidepools

Point Loma tide pools, San Diego, California; July 2013.

The Summer is somewhat unusual this year – after a heat wave in June we’re blessed with overcast days, even rain or at least some drizzle, in July. Mornings are overcast and the marine layer is quite persistent at the coast. Once more, I was out with Joseph Smith and we headed to the Point Loma tidepools as early as possible (the area opens at 9am) to take advantage of the conditions, doing some long exposure work and beating the crowds. It was quite a productive morning.

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