Sunday, February 19, 2012

Simple Beauty - Pierce Point Ranch

Taken with my iPhone 4S and processed with Instagram.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Evening Light on the Golden Gate, Marshall Beach

A second image from last Saturday evening's adventure at Marshall Beach. I liked this image for its calmness, although in reality the ocean was roaring and I was getting soaked repeatedly! The long exposure captured a lot of the remaining light in the sky, although it was pretty dark by the time I took this - you can tell by the illuminated roadway lights on the Bridge and the headlights in the Headlands.

Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-70L, 6s @ f/16, ISO 50

Monday, February 6, 2012

Golden Gate: Marshall Beach Majesty

Marshall Beach is a challenging and dramatic place to shoot. There are lots of interesting boulders, and composing them is almost like fitting together a puzzle. The beach is steeply pitched, so keeping balance in the composition is important to avoid "vertigo". Most importantly, while shooting you need to keep at least one eye on the surf at all times, because it is sneaky and the waves here can be treacherous. Be safe! I had a couple of spotters with me - thanks Tim and Summer! - but I still got absolutely soaked. It was worth it though! I'll post a few more from this shoot and I'm sure I'll go back and face the ocean here again, as it's such a wild and mesmerizing place. Hopefully there will be a few clouds in the sky next time, although I did love the soft light that the hazy Saturday evening sky afforded. There are a lot of incredible images from this location on Flickr. Does anyone else have a Marshall Beach story to share?

Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-70L, f/14 @ 4s, ISO 50. Tripod. Handheld Lee 2-stop soft GND.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Golden Gate Inspiration

I pulled this one out of the archive... not sure how I missed it at the time!

Canon 5D Mark II, 100-400L, f/5 @ 1/200, ISO 50.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Cupertino Clouds

Cupertino Clouds, originally uploaded by Della Huff Photography.


I'm hopelessly addicted to Instagram. And the fantastic camera on the iPhone 4S.