Landscape and Panoramic Photography

Posts tagged “California

Armstrong Redwoods

Looking up at the light between the trees in the Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve in California.

Light Between the Redwoods, Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve, CA (14″x21″)


Bodega Head Rocks and Waves, Part 4

A few more long-exposure photographs of the rocks and waves at Bodega Bay, CA.

Bodega Head Rocks and Waves (#9, Color), Bodega Bay, CA (12″x21″)

Bodega Head Rocks and Waves (#10, Color), Bodega Bay, CA (12″x21″)


Bodega Head Rocks and Waves, Part 3

A few more long-exposure photographs of the rocks and waves at Bodega Bay, CA.

Bodega Head Rocks and Waves (#6, Color), Bodega Bay, CA (12″x21″)

Bodega Head Rocks and Waves (#7, Color), Bodega Bay, CA (12″x21″)


Bodega Head Rocks and Waves, Part 2

Another 6-second exposure photograph of the rocks and waves at Bodega Bay, CA.

Bodega Head Rocks and Waves (#5, Color), Bodega Bay, CA (12″x21″)


Bodega Head Rocks and Waves

On a recent trip to central California, I spent a morning hiking around the Bodega Head trails and photographing the rocks and waves. This was a 6-second exposure of the waves breaking around the rocks.

Bodega Head Rocks and Waves (#3, Color), Bodega Bay, CA (15″x22.5″)


La Jolla Coast Bulb Panorama

I have found that stitching together sunrise/sunset bulb exposures to make a panoramic photograph is quite difficult. Although I maintained the 30-second exposure for each frame in the panorama below, the dusk lighting constantly changed as I composed the separate frames of the image. When I stitched the images together, the tones of the ocean did not match at the edges of the images, likely due to both the changing light as well as the different number of waves captured in each frame. After a black and white conversion, I think this photograph turned out well, but I still need to improve my bulb panoramas at the golden hour. Below the panorama I also included a single-frame color photograph of the waves and the sun at sunset.

RocksAndMistyWavesRocks and Misty Waves, La Jolla, CA (16″x45″)

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Sun, Waves, and Rocks, La Jolla, CA (12″x18″)


La Jolla Waves on Rocks

Here is another single-frame bulb photograph from the La Jolla coast. I took this photo from the same tripod position as last week’s image, just with a slightly different exposure.

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La Jolla Rocks and Pulling Waves, La Jolla, CA (12″x18″)


La Jolla Coast at Sunset

I spend most of my time taking photographs while hiking, backpacking, and climbing in the deserts and mountains of landlocked states in the American West. Occasionally, I have the opportunity to travel to the coast and practice taking one of my favorite types of photographs: the long-exposure (bulb) photograph of ocean waves on rocks. Here is one of my favorite bulb pieces from my brief trip to the California coast a few weeks ago. I will post more panoramas and single-frame photos from this series in the coming weeks.

 

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La Jolla Rocks and Falling Waves, La Jolla, CA (12″x18″)


Rocks and Joshua Trees

Here are a few more panoramas of the rock faces and Joshua trees in Joshua Tree National Park.


JoshuaTreeLandscapeJoshua Tree Landscape, Joshua Tree National Park, CA (16″x49″)

VShadowAndDesertV Shadow and Desert, Joshua Tree National Park, CA (16″x43″)

RockFaceInTheSunRock Face in the Sun, Joshua Tree National Park, CA (16″x46″)


Joshua Trees in February

I took a quick climbing trip to Joshua Tree National Park in early February with a few friends. I brought my camera along to shoot a few panoramas while the others were climbing; here are a few photographs of the Joshua trees, which are a member of the Yucca/agave family.

JoshuaTreeArmsJoshua Tree Arms, Joshua Tree National Park, CA (16″x26″)

EveningJoshuaTreeInShadowsEvening Joshua Tree in Shadow, Joshua Tree National Park, CA (18″x24″)