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Great Sunset at Crystal Cove

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Decided to head out to Crystal Cove State Park yesterday to catch the super low tide and see the sunset. I knew from the way the clouds were looking throughout the day that the sunset was going to be really colorful - I was right. I'm not in much of a talkin' mood right now so I'll just let the pictures speak for themselves...

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Want to see this scenery for yourself? Join me on a workshop to Crystal Cove State Park! Information here!

Dec 19 Sunset in Crystal Cove Workshop Results

Well, my last workshop of the year (Sunset in Crystal Cove on December 19th) went great! The tide was the lowest I'd ever seen, the wildlife was out in force and the sunset had at least a little bit of color in it! The temperature was so nice that the beach was actually quite crowded for a December afternoon. Oh well, we still had a blast.

Here are my pictures from the workshop. You'll notice that a couple of the sunset shots have very rich warm tones whereas one has much bluer hues - the one with the bluer tones is more accurate to real life. Sometimes I like to hijack the White Balance function to work as a special effect when I feel it will work for the picture (like in this shot). The intent isn't to create a false representation of the sunset, but just to create a different artistic interpretation of the scene by utilizing a different color palette. I do it very rarely as I usually like to create pretty accurate tones to what I saw in real life. But in some cases, it just works. Enjoy...

^ This is a Brittle Star and it moves like an alien.

As always, thank you to all of my students for attending! It was great having you and I hope you all learned something valuable from this workshop!

Get more information on all of my workshops including Spring Wildflower Workshops at www.NickCarverPhotography.com/workshops!

Oct 28th Crystal Cove Workshop Results

Just a few days later I was back at Crystal Cove again, this time leading the Crystal Cove Outing Workshop. The wind was fierce, the beach was empty and the temperatures were frigid. All in all, it was a great evening to be shooting. Plus, I got to try out my new Lee filter system (I can't say enough great things about this system and its filters - it is so awesome). Here are my results from the night.

As always, thank you to all of my students for attending! It was great having you and I hope you all learned something valuable from this workshop!

Get more information on all of my workshops including Spring Wildflower Workshops at www.NickCarverPhotography.com/workshops!