Opportunity in “Meh”: Change Your Eye-Set
It wasn’t an incredible day at the beach, photography-wise. No epic skies prepping for an eye-popping sunset, no late-day golden filtered light turning everything in sight to spun gold. No, it was just a nice fresh day at the beach. And I was in the mood to photograph.
So I had to change my eye-set. Like a mindset shift for my eyeballs. I started thinking depth of field, movement, cool rocks, green seaweedy/algae stuff growing on said cool rocks… and the locals. I always call the sea gulls and whatever critters live, work and play in an area “the locals”.
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You wander around the beach at sunset, visions of brilliant cloud splendor dancing in your head. And yet… the heavens just aren’t cooperating as enthusiastically as you ‘d like. What to do, what to do?
My ponderings exactly, on this particular evening with the hubs and photographer friends on 4 mile beach on Santa Cruz.
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We were waiting for sunset. This is never a problem at the beaches around Santa Cruz, CA. Actually I’m pretty much never at a loss for what to do while I wait for sunset! In this case, I just had to capture some of the swirling waters around these rocks. But I wanted the water to be ribbony, wanted to catch a little splashy wavelet – and I wanted to shoot it HDR. Oh yeah and I didn’t want to get my feet wet. Miss Pickypants strikes again! But of course, I did get all my wishes. ;D
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