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Corona Del Mar in February

If you're a regular follower of my blog, Twitter and Facebook, you may be wondering if I fell off the face of the earth. Not quite, but I do feel a little like I'm coming back from the dead after a week-long bout of the flu. The worst part was it hit its peak on my birthday. I don't often get sick, but my body chose to shut down its immune system on my birthday...awesome.

Corona Del Mar, CA

Anyway, I've had some pictures in my backlog from the week before I got sick. They cover 2 days back-to-back both at the same beach: Corona Del Mar.

The first day was on Saturday, February 19th. It was rainy all day and the clouds didn't look promising for a good sunset, but I really felt like getting out there. Plus, I love being at the beach in the rain.

Corona Del Mar, CA

Corona Del Mar, CA

The rain had let up for most of the evening, but the clouds held fast. Instead of packing it in, I decided to use the blue tones and cloudy skies to create a really dark, dramatic mood with these interesting rock formations. I under-exposed most of these rainy-day pictures to help with the drama. I'm actually quite pleased with the overall mood. Feels like something from a fantasy novel.

While I was out there, I had to take shelter under a cliff when the rain flared up. I was lucky enough to have some company with another photographer by the name of Ryan. We stayed dry and talked photography until the rain let up. Really great guy. Nothing like some inclement weather to get an interesting conversation going with a stranger.

Corona Del Mar, CA

A waterfall formed off the cliff behind me as the rain came pounding down. It wasn't a real gorgeous falls, but I thought it was interesting enough to warrant a shot. A waterfall onto the beach isn't too common, after all.

Corona Del Mar Waterfall

The weather cleared out the next day, so I decided to head back to the same exact spot. I knew the light and clouds would be different enough to create some drastically different shots despite the same subject matter. Check out how much a little bit of warm light changed the mood of these shots.

Corona Del Mar, CA

Corona Del Mar, CA

Corona Del Mar, CA

Corona Del Mar, CA

There you have 'em. Thanks for stopping by!