I brought two cameras for our trip to the Carpinteria Bluffs above the Pacific Ocean. One was the Nikon V3, and the other the Trip 35. This is from the Trip, and it did a pretty good job! There really is something about film that digital cannot replicate.
The beach north of Morro Rock is wide, flat, expansive, and popular. The late afternoon found the beach still filled with families and kids playing in the water. Definitely a great beach!
Another view of the coastline at Montana de Oro State Park, near Morro Bay, California. Tide was heading out.
Up and down the coast, cormorants may be found perching on various rocks, hanging out until they decide to go out for dinner.
Every now and again it doesn’t hurt to look back a few years . . .
This is a re-work of a photo taken in 2/2012, south of Ventura, toward McGrath beach. The day was cold and windy, sand flying, tripods blowing over. Bright, crisp light.
The original had the horizon at midline. Today, I cropped off part of the upper sky, giving a more cinematic crop, and retouched it a bit. To me, the most important part of the picture is the footprints, and the secondary part is the angle of the dunes.
If I were to take this picture again, it might be interesting to get really low, focus on the prints, have the dunes above the horizon, and the ocean a flat line in the distance. DOF could be to infinity – or not.