The Evolution of a Landscape Photo

“The negative is the equivalent of the composer’s score, and the print the performance.” – Ansel Adams Ansel Adams’ most famous prints were printed many different ways over the course of his lifetime. You can see the evolution of his artistic vision (not necessarily better nor worse) over the course of his lifetime by how …

When It Gets Hot

It was a warm day on Saturday which meant a perfect day for kayaking at Newport Back Bay, Balboa Bars, and a sunset photo shoot at Crystal Cove State Park. I hadn’t been to Crystal Cove in at least two years and was quickly reminded of why I like this place so much. It was …

Will You Marry Me, Crystal?

On Friday night, I walked out onto the scenic vista at Pelican Point, Crystal Cove State Park before heading back to the trail when I passed this couple pushing their baby in the stroller to the scenic vista. I didn’t think anything of it until I rounded the corner below when the other people going …

Crystal Cove State Park

California Spiny Lobster (Panulirus interruptus) Shell at Minus 1.6 Feet Tide, Crystal Cove State Park, California For several years now, I have gone to tide pools during the winter months whenever the tides range from -1.0 to -2.5 feet. My goal has been to photograph the ever-elusive octopus. Octopus are generally found in rocky reefs …