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Back to Torrey Pines

I went out to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve a couple of times last week to meet students for private photography lessons. The first day was gloomy and overcast, so I opted to take advantage of the diffused light for capturing the beautiful rocks beneath my feet. The second time out had some decent light, though. It was very high tide on both occasions - I thought we were going to get swept out to sea at one point the way the waves were almost making it to the cliffs!

Each time I was able to snap a few pictures myself while my student took their shots. Here's what I got...

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Laguna Beach Waves

It's been a little while since I've posted any new work - it's been mostly words lately - but I went out to Laguna Beach a couple weeks ago as part of my Landscape Photography Class held in Irvine and I was able to get a few shots. Not my most ground-breaking work in my opinion...but they are still decent enough to share.

On this first one, I couldn't decide which wave pattern I liked the best so I tried arranging them in a triptych instead and it came out as my favorite. Click the image above to see a bigger version.

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Apr 10 Crystal Cove Workshop Results

I held a workshop out in Crystal Cove State Park on April 10th with a great group of students. The marine layer prevented a the sunset from showing any real color, but nevertheless, we made the most out of the scene. Here are my shots from the day. The first one is looking away from the ocean - something I don't often find myself doing at Crystal Cove, but these flowers were begging for a shot. It was taken with a circular polarizer to richen the sky.

This next one is more like one of my classic Crystal Cove shots. It was taken with a 2-stop hard transition split ND and a 1-stop hard transition split ND (place at different "heights").

Thank you to my wonderful students for attending! I hope you all learned a thing or two!