These snaps came from my X100 shoebox of images. I’ll go out with my cameras, snap a lot of images, then let them stew for a time before I sort them out. I like doing this process as it pulls me away from that day to view the images again with a totally different eye. I’m also having fun with filters, too.
I had some extra snaps taken at Santa Monica beach in California. I’m using the Nikon D800e with a 24~85mm f/2.8D zoom lens. And yes, I am still having fun with filters.
I took these snaps with my Nikon D800e DSLR using a 24~85mm f/2.8D zoom lens. I totally dig my beast with my go-to zoom lens. Although with its hefty combined weight, the balance feels good to me.
It was a fun day at the beach. I took the beast with a zoom lens and had a little fun with filters.
It’s amazing how weather affects us. I took a walk to the beach with my beast and 24~85mm f/2.8 lens. A gray day with a slight chance of rain. This made it ideal for some black and white filtering with images.
I came out to find my shadow. Apparently a lot of people did the same. Fun times with filters at the beach.
I took a walk to the beach to clear my head and take a break away from internet and TV. It was beautiful outside and perfect for finding ideal subjects to photograph. I decided to have a little fun with filters, too.
Went for a walk and wound up staring at the PCH (Pacific Coast Highway). Yes, I do love romantic walks along the beach…but not in January. It was crazy cold outside. With this set I was going for a more painterly effect using blur filters and color boost.
Enjoying the cold weather? Not too many people were out strolling the sidewalks, but for a few brave souls on bicycles and skateboards. I did enjoy the walk.
I do love sunsets. But the best time to hang out in Santa Monica is during twilight. I shot with my beast and a 50mm f/1.4 prime. I set the ISO at 1600 using two aperture settings–2.0 and 5.6. I used whatever was stable to rest the camera for long exposures with f/5.6. Then with an f/2.0 aperture and setting my shutter to 1/60, I braced my elbows for hand-held shots.
As one day ends, another begins. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Took the beast and a 50mm lens out to the beach to have a look around. It was chilly, but clear considering the rain we had the day before. I’m having fun with filters and blur tilting.
These are the last batch of snaps from my walkabout at the beach.
I took a walk to the beach just before sunset with my Nikon D800e and a 50mm f/1.4 lens.
I took these during my Sunny 16 romp. I did have to make changes to my aperture and shutter speeds, naturally. But once out of the shadows, I was back to my cheery sunny 16 romp.
I hope September brings you more smiles. Keep snapping!
More fun times on a beautiful day at the beach.
I’m having a little fun with my D800e and the 50mm f/1.4 lens using the sunny 16 formula.
Not really. This was a snap I took last year. There’s not much to it. But this time around I thought it was funny. Sometimes it’s good to go back to those old digital snaps and have a second look.
These are the snaps in color taken at 4am. To recap, taken with a Nikon D800e and 50mm f/1.4 D lens. It was fun.
I took a stroll on the Santa Monica Pier at 4am. It was quiet with a few people having a stroll as well. I’m still using a 50mm f/1.4D AF lens with my beast, Nikon D800e.
A moment to reflect and a moment for consideration. Now let’s all get on our bike and ride.
The tide was out and I took advantage of it.
Sometimes we just have to change things up a bit. Maybe see it from a different perspective to fully appreciate what we have.
Every now and then this old ferris wheel needs a good spin. Help arrived.
A job well done.
Traffic jams in Santa Monica on weekends are bothersome. Luckily I was walking with my beast and capture some contrasting images. The Palisades Park was empty of twilight walkers. Yet turning around towards traffic, it was a striking view.
I watched this man take a break from his neighborhood watch along the Santa Monica boardwalk. He’ll be sitting when the evening comes…
I really love living in Santa Monica. I can find entertainment, tranquility, and a screen saver all in one swoop. All kidding aside, a walk on the beach at a time like this is pretty awesome.
It was a wonderful night at the pier. Soon after sunset I returned to the Santa Monica pier. Fun times!