La Jolla Sunset
I was in the San Diego area assisting another photographer shoot an engagement shoot when we ended earlier than I had expected, so I used the time to drive up the coast and through La Jolla. I have always liked La Jolla because of the art galleries, the laid back attitude, and the coves along the shore.
I stayed around until well after sunset, playing with different views and different camera settings. I notices these rocks and the setting sun and thought of the idea of a long exposure to smooth out the water and eliminate the splashes around the rocks.
I ended up with a fifteen second exposure at f8. The length of time made the splashes and the movement of the water into the cotton candy you see in the image.
Bubble Trails at the Race Track
The first time I went to the Race Track in Death Valley National Park, I was looking forward to seeing the famous moving rocks. Unfortunetly, it had rained a couple of days earlier. The result was that the area of the race track where the rocks are located was flooded.
I couldn’t get to the area I wanted, but I could walk up the playa and see some of the beauty in the desert after a rain. I explored several areas around the playa without getting on the mud and leaving tracks that wouldn’t disappear for quite some time. I explored some different views, but the rock with the trail of bubbles captured my attention.
I don’t know what caused the bubble trail, but they captured the early morning light in a bright trail and kept the muddy water in a nice contrast.