Saturday, August 15, 2009

Praying to the Sun God

Saw yesterday that this was "explore"d on Flickr. Not very high, but made #306.

Praying to the Sun God

It had been a while since I took any "real" photos of my car. Decided to go and get some sunset shots. Took the long way to the beach through some twisties (our term for twisty mountain roads). Timed it so that I was at the beach at sunset. Took a few shots, and this was one of them.

I also bought a gorilla-pod that day, and played a bit with that on the way back.
"Prepare for Ludicrous Speed"

Other photos that have been explored:
Will Pose for Peanuts!! 20080330_1156_LPR_AX The Exchange Just a bit more...

Passing Time in the Driveway

Last weekend in LA, I was waiting for other folks to get ready. Instead of watching TV, I decided to just see what I could photograph in the driveway.

Here's a few of the "good" shots. I like the first one quite a lot; the other ones I'm not too sure about.


Just a Leaf

Montara State Beach

Last week, I went to Montara State Beach on California Highway 1, north of Half Moon Bay. Didn't have a lot of time, so ended up taking just a couple of photographs... one of the scene and a self-portrait.

I think this one came out pretty nicely.
Montara State Beach, California

I then took a self-portrait. You can see the flash in the photo - no time to set up stands, etc. I could have photo-shopped it out, but chose not to spend the time. Kind of gives it a "real" feeling to me.

Santa Monica Beach

I was in LA last weekend, and among other activities, managed to spend a few hours at Santa Monica Beach on Saturday afternoon. While enjoying the atmosphere, I started shooting characters that caught my eye for one reason or another.

I did the same technique that I first tried on Gay Pride 2009... which is to meter the light in a couple of directions, and save those settings in the Custom dial positions, and just switch between them as need.

Unfortunately, I had to leave around 6pm or so, so no sunset shots :-(

Two of my favorite shots.
Santa Monica Beach
Santa Monica Beach

Some more...
Santa Monica Beach Santa Monica Beach

Santa Monica Beach Santa Monica Beach

This one seems to be the most popular based on the number of views. Not quite sure why :-)
Santa Monica Beach

You can check out the rest on Flickr.