In the natural world, the Ocean is "my place." Little gives me more pleasure than seeing, touching, smelling, and just trying to be one with Mother Ocean. Last night I enjoyed a special time with her in Cape Cod. As I waited hopefully for a beautiful Atlantic sunset, these tiny waves beckoned before me. Waves so subtle that only a few gained the necessary inches in order to "mini-break."
I'd like to think this sensuous water knew of my presence and called to me with their lovely display. I feel fortunate to be able to capture these moments with my camera. Each one unique, never to happen again.
I guess it is an ocean mammal weekend? Took this shot many years ago while boating off the coast of California. If you've never tried to sheet dolphins/whales and such, you'd be surprised. It's much harder than it looks! They are only out of the water for fractions of seconds.
Driving along PCH on Long Beach (Pacific Coast Highway) I noticed quite a few kites in the sky, and couldn't resist an evening session there to shoot them.
I shot kitesurfers once before, in the Columbia River Gorge where the sport was invented.
For the above shot, I was just trying to create sort of an abstract, searching the sky for the most kites I could include at one time. They don't tend to get together, because their lines will get crossed up.
Hey, it's a twofer! Click on the continue link for more.
While in SoCal, I visited Huntington Beach to try some of my panning wave shots. That didn't go so well, so I figured I'd give surfing photography a go. It's a lot of waiting for the right wave, and a surfer in range, coming at you.
But, probably like surfing, when you catch the right one, it's a lot of fun. What do you think, not bad for a beginner?
I tried a lot of shutter speeds so that I could both get a sharp shot, and capture the feeling of motion. This seems about right.