Today. Montage Pool at Laguna Beach.
Today. Yesterday was a first for me, runtography speaking that is. I have slowly started to grow tired of the same spots within a 5 or so mile radius of where I live. Yesterday, inspired by Justin Kern's shot, I drove to Chinatown, parked the car, and explored the sites on the run. I was hoping it wouldn't come to this, but it has been a little tough to find inspiration seeing the same places over and over again. Maybe I just need a break from my usual running routes.
This shot was captured at the Fire Station in Chinatown.
Today. This should be the last of my Laguna Beach shots, at least for a little bit. This was actually taken at the wedding I was attending with my 35mm prime lens, and was taken handheld.
For those that don't know, the way the HDR technique works is that I will fire off multiple exposures of the same scene at varying exposure times to capture different details in the lighter and darker portions of the scene. Then, I blend them together using a program called Photomatix. I usually will then do a bit of manipulating in photoshop to get the final look I was going for. Since I didn't have my tripod with me here, I had to create a pseudo HDR out of this shot with just one image.
Today. A new milestone is reached today with my 265th post. Just 100 more until project 365 is complete! Today's shot is another from Laguna Beach. This shot really took a lot of work to recover the proper colors. Also, I had to do some rotating of the image in order to keep that horizon straight, something I usually don't like to do too much of. They say it's always better to nail it in the camera than it is to fix it in post, and I agree. Let me know your thoughts.
Today. This was the very last photo I snapped during my trip in Laguna Beach. That's not to say it will be the last one posted here. As soon as the flight attendant announced that approved electronic devices could now be used, I grabbed my camera and fired off a bunch of shots. This can't be far from the Santa Ana airport, but where exactly, I will probably never know.
Today. This is the insane view out of the Montage Resort in Laguna Beach. Right after I got all set up with my tripod to take this shot, a security guy came over and told me that I was not allowed to do photography over here. a)That is ridiculous because right before we got here there were plenty of people with their point-and-shoots out happily taking as many pictures as they like, and b)this is just way too good of a view to not be able to take pictures. This giant window was made for photography. The security guy suggested that the rule was to protect the privacy of the pool-goers. I think he felt I was a risk because of the size of my lens, if only he knew my 10-20mm doesn't come close to the zoom power as those point-and-shoots. At least I got this shot.