…came early at the Cambria Scarecrow Festival in California. The streets were lined with scarecrows of all sizes and genres. The festival takes place every year and begins in early October.
Happy Halloween – wherever you may be! Don’t let the goblins get you…
Nikon D610, Nikor 28-300mm @ 58mm, ISO 100, f11, 1/100s.
Nikon D610, Nikor 28-300mm @ 300mm, ISO 100, f29, 1/13s, handheld.
California Coast and crashing waves seem to go hand in hand. This image was captured at Pfeiffer Beach near Big Sur. I worked on capturing wave action with this image serving a as a great example. I also worked on using small aperture settings combined with hand-holding the camera..
Nikon D610, Nikor 28-300mm @ 170mm, ISO 100, f10, 1/10s hand-held.
While walking along the Santa Cruz Board Walk I could not help but notice this cheerful bouquet of silk flowers adorning a funky treadle bike with whitewall tires. Retro all the way! Enjoy your day!
Nikon D610, Nikor 28 – 300mm @ 32mm with polarizing filter, f22, 1/125s
October 11th saw us participate in the Scott Kelby Worlwide Photowalk. What a great opportunity to connect with other photographers and like minded people. Kris, our fearless leader had 28 participants signed up to take in this glorious sunny day exploring the historic Santa Cruz Boardwalk. A 100 % turnout put a big smile on her face!
The sights were brightly illuminated and limitless. We broke into smaller groups and explored this venue rich in color, history and possibilities. We concluded the three hour event on the Wharf to share drinks and some food but not until we spotted several humpback whales making their presence known with water spouts and broad backs cresting the water before they disappeared waving their gigantic tale at the crowds.
Nikon D610, Nikor 28-300mm @ 28mm; ISO 100, f16, 1/50s.
Making the best of a gloomy day with flat light. Late in the day we ventured across the Golden Gate Bridge during rush hour and captured this image at the lookout point. The setting sun is reflecting off the support pillar providing a welcome highlight.
When the date for this year’s Kelby Worldwide Photowalk was announced I was worried that I would have to miss it. Last year I joined the newly formed Moose Jaw Camera Club and we spend a couple of hours exploring the downtown area of Moose Jaw.
This year I am spending a little time in the Santa Cruz area in California, and since the walk is advertized as a worldwide event I checked out the website. As luck would have it, a walk is scheduled for Santa Cruz and best of all there was lots of space still at the end of September.
The walk itself is free but pre-registration is required. This will enable all participants to enter an image and compete for some prizes on the local and international levels.
The official info can be found on the Photowalk Site or download this PDF with Photowalk Info and LIve Links .
Happy walking and who knows – maybe we cross paths in Santa Cruz!
Nikon D610, NIkor 28-300mm@98mm; ISO 100, manual setting on tripod; f36, 0.8 sec.
Sand Dollar Beach along the highway to Big Sur, CA provided us with a tranquil sunset on October 6th, 2014.