En Plein Air: The Central Coast of California by DaveWyman
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End of the Day on the Central Coast
Although I brought along a tripod and a monopod, I only used the latter, and sparingly. I managed to find objects on which to balance and steady my camera, or I used a high enough shutter speed to keep blur at bay. Or I simply worked with what I had; in this case, I panned the walked as she made her way along the boardwalk on the bluffs above Moonstone Beach.
Moonstone Beach Surf
Sunset over Moonstone Beach
We finished the day at Moonstone Beach, in Cambria, just as the sun was preparing to dip into the sea.
Red Barn in a Green Landscape
Central Coast Calla Lillies
Farm Equipment, San Simeon Road
Looking north along HIghway 1, toward Big Sur
I like road shots - I wish I made more of them. The yellow yellow and black lines seems to lead me right into this picture (I crouched down to put more of the lines into the foreground).
The View from Ragged Point, Big Sur
Elephant Seal, San Simeon
Sleeping Elephant Seals, San Simeon
Self Portrait in a Bumper, Cambria
Reflections are everywhere.
Car Show, Cambria #3
Car Show, Cambria #2
Car Show, Cambria #1
I loved making photographs of the classic cars at the car show. I managed to get our group there a little late, as cars were leaving as we were arriving; even so, there was plenty to photograph. Rather than photograph the entire car, I preferred to move in close.
Backlit Calla Lilly
THis is another example of my new technique for photographing flowers against the Sun.
Morro Rock from Cayucos
Beach Chairs, Cayucos
Thai Seafood Restaurant, Morro Bay
Morro Rock
Tom Photographs Last Light
Duke Power Plant in Reflection, Morro Bay
Backlit Leaves
One of many photographs made with my iPhone during the course of the weekend, I found these leaves in the little Los Osos Oaks Preserve.
Windmill and Moon along Chorro Road
Tilted Rocks, Montana de Oro
Ken Rockwell at Montana de Oro State Park
Backlit Poppies
I've found a way to place flowers against the sun, without having to dig my chin into the ground to look through my viewfinder or at the LCD (although a moveable LCD would also work).
Irene at Work
We rented a cabin the foothills of the Coast Range Mountains, where Irene prepared meals and the group met to look at photographs.
Rocks and Morro Rock
Windmill Above the Pacific
The windmill atop Perfumo Road looks toward Morro Rock, that granitic core of a volcano that came to life 20,000,000 years ago.
Old Barn
A Somewhat Disturbing Figure
Is someone blocking the road? Are his arms up in exultation because it's a beautiful morning? Is he posing for me?
Coast Range Mountains
Share the Road
Tunnel of Trees
Cattle Guard
Ordinarily, a cattle guard is a noisy strip of bars under the passings wheels of a car. Sometimes, though, when the light is right, it an also become the subjecy of a photograph.
Oak Silhouette, Irish Hills
The vintage look of the photograph and its rough frame give me the feel of En Pleinis Air.
Strawberries, San Luis Obispo
Tractor Engine
A massive tractor, built by students at the nearby Cal Poly state university, was powered by four enormous engines. The tractor was on display at the Thursday night Farmers Market, in downtown San Luis Obispo.
Ken Rockwell
Ken gave an inspiring presentation while we waited for Irene's dinner.
Fern, San Luis Obispo Mission
Morro Rock - The Central Coast of California
Morro Rock is emblematic of the Central Cost of California. We photographed the scene from the little town of Morro Bay.
Our En Plein Air Dinner - A Still Life
Irene's dinner was itself a work of art, in the way it tasted and in its presentation.
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