Tide Teeth

One of the photographic realities is that sometimes things just don’t work out as we hoped for. No matter how gorgeous a location may be, the conditions just aren’t right.

Tide Teeth -- La Jolla Shores, San Diego, CA. December 2014.
Tide Pools at southern La Jolla Shores during negative tide.

A nice negative tide revealed these really cool looking diagonal rock teeth at the southern end of La Jolla Shores (towards the sea caves) but a cloudless sky was pretty much killing all hopes for a dramatic sunset. Coming to think of it, this area may actually look better with a slightly higher tide, when the water is washing around the rocks. I really need to get some wading boots. :)

I consider this photo pretty much an “outtake” but this is such a neat detail and I haven’t seen it in photos very much. The real “keepers” from that day were the images of the details in the tide pools.

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1 Response

  1. While clouds and a higher tide will no doubt create interesting results, I do like this photograph as well. The sky has a colour gradient that makes this much more interesting than that of a simple blue sky or nuclear orange sunset. I do agree that the tide pools hold more interest though.

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