Posts tagged “ocean

Beachcomber

Another peaceful morning walking at the beach. . .

 


The Book Club

It is a photography paradox to me that many, many, many of my favorite photos were taken on Southern California beaches- when I spent so much of my adult life disliking Southern California (the crowds and the TRAFFIC!). There is something about the serenity of the water and the white sand that appeals to my eye. I remember looking at this trio of ladies with their hats and cover-ups and thinking they looked like my kind of people- so I titled it “The Book Club.”


Two Men

I think there are two men in this photo.

  1. The guy taking pictures from the rocks and . . .
  2. Can you see the profile on the cliff???

Just Palms and Ocean

I managed to grab a quick minimalist shot of these palms when we went out to lunch at Laguna on our trip to Southern California.


Beach Blur

Intentional camera movement (moving and/or wiggling the camera while taking a photo) created this photo which I took from Photoshop into Topaz Studio to add a painterly layer at low opacity.


Surfer 2

I think these will be my last surfing photos- but no promises!


Surfer

These shots are from the second day of shooting- and I didn’t have a good spot on the pier. So no closeups- both of these are cropped.


Herd Mentality

Newport Beach scene in black and white.


The Scene

Newport Beach scene


Going Down

Here’s another view of Newport Beach at sunset.


Another Winter Shore

We drove to Southern California at the end of last week to visit our son and his wife for the last time before their much anticipated baby boy is born- and went a day early so we could see the ocean again.  We walked in the late afternoon and early morning and so enjoyed being on the almost deserted beach!


Just waves . . .

I never get tired of watching the waves as they rise, crash, and are pulled back out to sea.

Wave watching from the Huntington Beach pier. . .


Surf’s Up!

It was so much fun to stand on the pier taking photos of the surfers at July’s championship competition at Huntington Beach! Oh how I wished for a longer lens (these are cropped). . .


Stalker

The morning we left, we took a quick walk on the beach, and I must have taken at least 20 photos of a man and his mother as they came walking toward me. I think he thought I was stalking them, but what I really liked was the composition of the S-curve in the sand (and gull) with the dog walker in the background. A peaceful scene!



Into the Mystic

Another digital art/alternative landscape/multiple exposure piece from Alaska.

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I’m kind of at the point where I don’t know what to call my work anymore. Is it digital art- but it’s all photography? Is it multiple exposure- but it’s done in photoshop? Whatever it is, I enjoy doing it!