Posts Tagged ‘long exposure’

One Night in San Francisco

San Francisco Bay Bridge at night

It had been years since I’d spent any quality time in San Francisco, but on my last trip to California my mom and I decided to take one night of our adventures to stay in the city.

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Dreamy Morro Bay

Dreamy Morro Bay

I wasn’t sure if I should title this post Dreamy Morro Bay or Dreaming of Morro Bay…both work for me. I captured and processed these Morro Bay photos with a dreamy feel, and as I sit here in my air-conditioned cocoon in hot and humid Virginia I’m quite literally dreaming of Morro Bay.

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Unexpected Milky Way

Milky Way | Edna Valley | California

Late one evening, not long after I’d arrived in California, I was sitting on my parents sofa whilst watching tv, drinking vino, and scrolling through amusements on my iPhone. I decided to click into the SkyGuide app and see what was going on above me. I got pretty excited when I realized the Milky Way…

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A Stunning Sunset Along the James River

James River Sunset | Newport News | Virginia

Right Place, Right Time…Barely. I nearly missed capturing this sunset. I was photographing fall colors in Mariner’s Park when the light started to change. By the time I got back to my car I could tell that the sunset was going to be spectacular…but I was surrounded by trees. A split second decision had me…

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The Pull of the Ocean | Shell Beach | California

The Pull of the Ocean | Shell Beach | California

Its been a few months since my visit to Shell Beach but I vividly recall the feel of the water as it rushed around my feet, burying them in the coarse sand. It was a beautiful day on the central coast: warm sun, cool breeze, and not a cloud in the sky. For most photographers…

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One Foggy Morning at the Ventura Pier

Long Exposure at the Ventura Pier on a foggy morning

Venturing South So often when visiting my folks on the Central Coast of California my mom and I take our cameras and head north toward Morro Bay, Cayucos, Cambria, San Simeon, and Big Sur. But this time we decided to do something different – something we’d never done before. We headed south to the Ventura…

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Aurora HDR 2017 – Pre Order Starts Today!

Sunrise Long Exposure | Pismo Beach Pier | Processed with Aurora HDR 2017

Aurora HDR 2017 is coming, folks – and it is awesome! I’ve had the privilege of playing with the pre-release and watching a live pre-release webinar with Trey Ratcliff a couple of days ago. I’m blown away by some of the new features in Aurora HDR 2017. One of Aurora HDR 2017’s new features is faster performance, so…

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Summer Sunset | Pismo Beach, CA

Sunset at the Pismo Beach Pier

Who doesn’t love a good sunset? Watching the sun set, especially whilst on the beach, is one of nature’s spectacular gifts. I was stoked to squeeze in an evening in Pismo Beach while I was in California. This particular night happened to be my last on the central coast. I struggled, having to constantly remind…

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Avila Beach, CA | A little slice of heaven

Avila Beach, CA | Foggy Morning | Long Exposure

Avila Beach…I wish I was there right now… I was lucky to spend a couple of hours one morning last week in one of my favorite beach towns: Avila Beach, CA. The air was cool, the water was warm, and the morning fog was just starting to break. Back to Reality And now I’m home,…

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How to Shoot Awesome 4th of July Fireworks Photos

4th of July Fireworks | Vista, CA

5 Tips for Capturing Stunning Fireworks Photos As you gear up for a long weekend of fun with family and friends, here are a few things to keep in mind if you plan on pulling out your camera to capture the 4th of July festivities: Location, location, location – Be aware of your composition and…

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