san simeon state park beach sunset. it was the perfect time for camping. the sky was clear, the sun was nice and warm, the water was nice and blue, there were hundreds of seagulls on the beach that i got to run through and didn’t even get pooped on, but most importantly, i was with my buddy ol’ pal ryan (see). our campsite was cool too. but then the next morning after this pic fog came in and never left… while two miles down it was clear as a crystal (or whatever else is clear). but it’s all good cause i had fun and no one shot their eye with a red ryder bb gun and that’s all that matters.
Canon 40D – 22mm – f/22 – 3.2s – ISO100 – Tripod
After a horrible fireworks show I wasn’t going to go home early. I had lugged all my camera gear down to the beach for 15 minutes of nothing. I always wanted to go down to the beach late at night and take pictures but I was always afraid I would fall and crack my head open, or someone would mug me and take all my gear. But this was the perfect opportunity. I waited about 10 minutes for the people to clear out a little. Then I went to town on these long exposures.
Canon 40D – 10mm – f/3.5 – 30.0s – ISO400 – Tripod
Ending a long trip (day and a half, if that’s long) we were coming back from Santa Ana and I sat on the bus anxiously waiting to go home — probably at the time thinking about watching all the shows I missed on TV. My head was on the window rattling with the bus as it went over bumps, while my eyes were glued on those white lines on the freeway. Then I looked up and there it was… this scene. So there’s my lame story for this picture.
Canon 40D – 10mm – f/13 – 1/400s – ISO400 – Handheld
Malaga Cove sunset, in California, in case you don’t know where that is. This was within the first week of getting my first DSLR. I went down to the cove with a couple of friends, thinking i wouldn’t get any good shots. I was just a beginner, but I really liked this one.
Canon 300D – 18mm – f/22 – 1/125s – ISO100 – Handheld