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 was a lazy quiet afternoon the other day after all that rain the past few days. I took the beast out for a walk by Venice Beach and got lost in the sunshine.
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.
Having fun with filters with these snaps from the shoebox. I took these images with the Nikon D800e and various lenses.
It was fun times with my beast and filters.
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.
Some days I get restless and wander around the neighborhood with my camera. When I return home I’ll move the images to my hard drive and let it settle. Later, maybe a week, or in this case months will pass before I view those images. It’s a process of rediscovery and suddenly what was old is new again. It gives me a fresh point of view of my images and breaks the monotony of venturing out again.
Scenes from my walkabout in Palisades Park. It was a postcard day at the beach in Santa Monica. The sunlight was diffuse with a light overcast, softening the shadows and adding a soft glow along the edges. I had a little fun with filters. All shot with my D800e and a 50mm f/1.4 lens. I’ll have more to share later on.
These are more scenes on the Venice Boardwalk in Venice, CA. With this batch I was having fun with blur and grain (digital noise). I took a lot of snaps that day, and I’ll come back to them later. Right now I’m enjoying using my beast with the 50mm lens. I hope you all have fun with your snappers.
More scenes from the Venice Boardwalk. I’m playing around with vignettes and blur. Shot with Nikon D800e with 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.
I’m having fun playing with filters and actions in Photoshop CC. I hope to get some outside time in daylight before summer is over. But for now I’m just going over some snaps from previous summers. I hope all of you are having a wonderful summer vacation.
This one afternoon was perfect. It was about two years ago sitting at my favorite spot on Santa Monica beach. Days like these I would wish on anyone.
As the song goes:
We’ll keep on spending sunny days this way
We’re gonna talk and laugh our time away
I feel it comin’ closer day by day
Life would be ecstasy, you and me endlessly
Groovin’, on a Sunday afternoon
Really couldn’t get away too soon
by Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati
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.
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.
Here’s a guy taking a moment to watch the tide roll in. Certainly, a moment of zen.
Sometimes we just have to change things up a bit. Maybe see it from a different perspective to fully appreciate what we have.
I was at Venice Beach the other day and had a jolly good time with my beast. There will be more to come.
I watched this man take a break from his neighborhood watch along the Santa Monica boardwalk. He’ll be sitting when the evening comes…
Just a collection of photos taken on Christmas Day at Venice Beach, CA. It was a fun day. Enjoy.
I think for this lady the answer is yes. I hope you all had a happy holiday.