Monday, June 25, 2007

Santa Monica

Santa Monica is one of the most popular places to visit in LA. These are a few of my favorite shots. See more at and

This was taken with a very wide angle lens to create some interesting distortion on the Santa Monica Pier sign. Canon 350D, Canon 12-24mm 1/50s f/4.5 at 12.0mm iso200
I'd been envisioning this shot for awhile. I find that the shots that I envision beforehand usually turn out better than the random, grab-and-go photographs.
Canon 350D, Canon 28-105mm, 30s f/16.0 at 28.0mm iso100

This was an instance of waiting for the right light. I hung out in this location and took this panorama about 10 times over the course of an hour, but only for a minute or two did the light cooperate.
Canon 350D, Canon 24-70L, 4 horizontal images stitched in PS CS2

This was taken just after the shot above. The sun is down, but the boardwalk and sand are illuminated by some parking lot sodium lighting, which almost makes it look like it's lit by the setting sun.
Canon 350D, Sigma 15-30mm, 30s f/8.0 at 18.0mm iso100

1 comment:

D Wub said...

Winsomely beautiful!