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“New” Pictures from the Archives

I was going through a backlog of images and found a batch of pictures I realized had never been posted on my blog. They were taken in January at Crystal Cove State Park. I like 'em, so I thought I'd pull them out of the archives and post them up for you guys. Especially with the ugly weather of summer setting inĀ (ugly for photography, not sun-bathing), I figured it might be awhile before I have any new material for you.

These first shots are my favorite from that day. I went out into - literally IN to - a large tidepool and shot back towards the mainland where the beautiful warm light of the sunset was bathing the cliffs nicely. The reflections off the water were stunning. I liked how the scene looked more like a mountain landscape than it did a beach - almost like a serene lake with a sun-kissed mountain in the background.

I know, the following picture is a lot like the one up top. I couldn't decide which one to post over the other and I think they are different enough to have their own merits. I was really diggin' the textures and colors in the rocks above and below the water surface, so I worked with that in several of the shots.

The following picture, especially, really looked more like a mountain scene to me than a beach. It must be the rocks under the water's surface and the stick floating off to the left. But I think that's why I photographed the hell out of this area - I can get a little bored shooting out towards the ocean all the time (you guys outside California are probably shaking your heads in disgust at that comment). It was nice to get a unique view for a change.

Then I moved out to the beach to capture a more classic seascape with ocean, rock and sand. The sunset, as you can see, was gorgeous. Ah, how I miss the skies of winter and fall...

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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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Free Seminar

I'm happy to announce that I will be offering a FREE seminar at the Orange County Great Park on Sunday, May 16th from 10:00am-11:30am! That's right...it's FREE!

I will be covering the photography basics of shutter speed, aperture and ISO in a beginner-oriented class. If you've previously received private lessons from me or you've attended my class at the Irvine Fine Arts Center or my seminar at Shutterstories, then this will simply be review for you. But to anyone who wants to learn shutter speed, aperture and ISO for the first time or anyone who wants to brush up on it, this class is for you!

Space is very limited and seats must be reserved. Click here for more information.