God Rays
November 29, 2009

God rays are in cartoons, movies, and every day life in general. Photography wouldn’t be where it is today without God Rays. Whether the soundtrack to God rays is organs playing or a subtle choir singing ahhh, God rays are awesome, a good God ray shot will trump a sunset or rainbow shot any day.

Keith doesn’t know it but he’s in the presence of God. Three ish gods to be exact.

Many Gods look upon Praa Sands.

Sometimes only one god shines through. Taken By Ryan Riley.

Surfers love god rays. Taken By Ryan Riley.

Sometimes interesting framing can make a photograph incredibly spectacular. I’ll save that for another post but here’s a preview. Taken By Ryan Riley.

Not Quite Black and White
November 21, 2009

So I was going to post a bunch of BW’s on here but as I was photoshopping I thought, why not try to “cross process” a black and white picture? Here are the results:

Today we went to the Shed to celebrate Mette’s birthday which was about two months ago. I gave her a scostache for her prez. She loved it.

Hazel having some fun.

Tom eyeing is drink.

Awesome light at the shed.

I now know that basecoat does do what I denied it would do. Oh yeah I’m not longer in the Shed. {I got the peace sign idea from Mr. Kopatz}

A third of my cornish skateboard quiver.

SC to OC via CA-1
September 19, 2009

Mitch and I made the trek from Santa Cruz back to Irvine. Before we left we had a terrible sesh at Steamers. Mitch decided to take PCH for the first leg of the journey. The scenic route was definitely worth it.

Santa Cruz Surf Museum Steamer Lane CaliforniaSurf Museum at The Lane.

Steamer Lane Santa Cruz Swell SurfCrooked swell.

firststopThis was our first pit stop on CA-1.

peninsulaThe Pacific coastline offers a lot of random things. I’m sure they’re there for legit reasons but let’s not go there. Here’s a random peninsula.

righthanderThat right looks alright.

mitchmeCars make great tripods.

treesThey look more like trees you’d see in Africa.

cowRandom cow.

coastgalleryWe stopped by this gallery with weird knick knacks. It was like a section of Laguna Beach stuck in a random spot in central California.

bridgeRandom bridge.

randomtreesRandom trees overlooking the sea.

seagullviewSeagulls appreciate beauty just like humans.

straightawayThe first straight away in a very long time.

fogbushFog taking control of a few trees.

outthefogDriving out of the fog.

sunnyfogFog on one side, sun on the other. Perfect harmony.

nighttimedriveDriving into the night.

peaceoutsunPeace out sun!

Inside The Didgeridoo
September 16, 2009

This is what it might look like.

insidethedigeridooCavernous.

Trestles Exit
September 5, 2009

A while back when we were walking back to the cars; as I went under the freeway and looked up and saw this sign. Thought it would make a good picture. Since I took it with a 135mm lens I had to take a pano and stitch the pics together. (cristianitos road)

trestlesexitPhotomerge is an awesome tool.