In this second part of a two part series “Why I need the big huge lens” I traveled to Santa Cruz and back along it’s coastal road north, Highway 1, to see what I could find. It’s pretty amazing what a pre-conceived “mundane” day can bring about. All I can say is man, I wish I had more days to just photograph.
For those who didn’t catch the first part of the plea with myself and financial responsibilities, I am currently weighing the option of investing in a substantial piece of photographic equipment. Whether my want will become my need, which may become my remorse, has yet to be seen, but it sure was fun using Nikon’s 200-400mm VR F4 lens.
Looking at this photo, you’re right. The photo has been tweaked substantially, but in a good way. Having just upgraded to Adobe’s Lightroom 3, I am really happy with the new program. It renders photos better than the previous version, and has some great built in effects as well. Now I’ve always been a fan of film, but digital is where we live now. Thanks to Adobe, I can get a fun cross process effect that used to take time and skill, all in the click of a button. So just to let you know, there may be one or two more of them in here. Just a little FYI.
I don’t know, I am having fun with it, but trying not to overdue it at the same time. Sometimes a photo, scene, or light just lends itself perfectly to a certain look. Roll with it and don’t look back 🙂
So here’s my day. Let the fun begin.
Heading further up the coast, I came across this little gem of a surf spot. The wind was offshore as it wrapped around the point, the tide was dropping, and the light was some kind of goodness.
Sadly, I left the wave in search for some more subjects. I could have happily watched this guy get a few more, but sometimes you gotta move on.
Hope you enjoyed the photos! A Big Thanks to my friend KC Mares for allowing me to use this great piece of glass for a week (while he was in France with his girl – so don’t feel too sympathetic!)
See you down the road.