Play Misty for me...
Great shots all. Lucas you always seem to capture the best of the Bay Area... and now Oregons coast as well.
One from Point Lobos (may be the second time around).
Thank you! I have to try to get to Point Lobos more. I've only been there once, but it's such a cool place.
Here's a rework of an old Pentax K100D image from 2009. Kind of burned the sky a bit with the CPL. Whoops! Live and learn.
Mequite Dunes by Lukas Wenger Photography, on Flickr
Still a nice shot with the ripples in the dune. I have getting to one of the big dune areas on my life list.
Yeah dunes are lots of fun if you can find some without footprints. What are the main ones on your list to see? Here's one from another popular California national park. Spring time in Yosemite...
Valley View by Lukas Wenger Photography, on Flickr
Probably White Sands, but I could just as easily go to Sand Dunes N.P. I have been to White Sands, but I was a kid and cameraless
The reason I ask is because I'm not that educated on the various dunes around the country. I've seen some cool stuff from Coral Pink Sand Dunes in Utah
Hmm, I will add those to the potential list.
Believe it or not, sometimes I put the wide angle lens away. This one is from last winter in Bryce Canyon.
Bryce Canyon by Lukas Wenger Photography, on Flickr
Dunes? Come on down Lukas. Fort Ord Dunes State Park is somewhat remote and not heavily traveled. Marina Beach used to be that way, but now...
Starting in Seaside and ending around Moss Landing, then starting up again around Freedom to Santa Cruz, is the natural tsunami barrier that is the Monterey Bay dunes running from 30 feet to over 80 feet in some areas.
The Dunes Range From Seaside Beach.
A shot taken at 'Bathsheba' on Barbados November 2012...
Yeah I need to get down to Monterey more. Now that I'm up by SF I find it falls in the too far for sunset, too close for overnight range. A lot to see there that I haven't explored.
That's a cool scene Geoff. I was there for a day once when I was younger. Part of a Caribbean cruise.
Cannery Row (the tourist season never ends here):
I'm headed down to Morro Bay next weekend. I went to college down there so it'll be nice to revisit all my favorite spots. Mostly eating spots since I wasn't too into photography back then.
"Looks like the sunrise is good somewhere" by Lukas Wenger Photography, on Flickr
Another great shot... definately looks like Oregon (?)
So you went to Cal Poly. "Eating spots"... Really?
I spent a fair amount of time in Morro Bay. Coldest water I ever dove in.
Thanks! It's Oregon, barely. 20 minutes or so across the border.
Yep, I went to Cal Poly. Eating spots! I like to eat, what can I say. I'll probably spend sunrises shooting Morro Rock and sunsets at Montana de Oro. I think it'll be clear skies and the tides probably won't be right for my Morro Rock shot. I'll give it a try anyway. Hopefully I come back with something.
Sound like fun. Morro Rock is very cool. Similar to Point Sur, only closer and accessable. I used it as a marker when flying down to LA/San Diego as you can see it from a fair distance. In the CG the power plant stacks (also similar to Moss Landing) were our returning night markers.
Looking forward to your images.
One from last winter in Death Valley
Zabriskie Point by Lukas Wenger Photography, on Flickr
What happened to Morro Rock?
Boring conditions. I have an ok one I may post. Really I just want to go back and get a better shot.
Yup. That happens. I used to have the same problem shooting The Canyon when I lived in AZ.
Yeah, sometimes you get lucky and sometimes you don't. I really wasn't feeling motivated the whole weekend though.
Yup. That happens too. Maybe next time detour south a little through Solvang, Pismo, and Santa Maria.
The problem is that it takes time. Usually I steal a few hours to go shoot, and sometimes I'm just not inspired, so... garbage, or nothing at all. The real problem is going to a place for the second or third time, and finding the been there, done that, syndrome.
Just for you George. :)
Nice one, Lukas. I had trouble reconciling this view with what Google was telling me, until I realised this Morro Rock was spelled with two 'r's, not one! :o
Thanks Lucas. See it was a nice day for wondering around the rock. A very nice shot of the beach to the North. Bet the boats were having fun entering the harbor that day. I remember us having to "surf" the 95 footer in some days.
Out to the dump for a recyling run. Decided this scene required some post processing. Punny eh?
Another shot adjacent (accross the road). Anybody know what this is? Originally I thought California Cottonwood, but...
Not sure. I'm terrible with the names of the things I photograph.
An oldish shot. My processing skills have improved enough for me to be happy with this one now.
Calor Shifts by Lukas Wenger Photography, on Flickr
A couple of hand helds from the weekend with the little Fuji X10 p&s
This one is a three shot hand held HDR
You now have your $20 back...
I think you're confusing K1W1 with me -- and I'm sure his Fuji X10 cost quite a bit more than my $20 Panasonic TZ1! :)
Yup. I do that occasionally. CRS is creeping in. :rolleyes:
This one finally made it out of Lightroom. Taken on New Years Eve 2011 in Valley of Fire, NV.
Mars Bars! by Lukas Wenger Photography, on Flickr
It certainly says "valley of fire" with those colors.
The glow was spectacular and with all the red rock I felt like I was on another planet.
Amaizing colours Lukas. Did it realy look like that?
I know it's close to crossing the line, but that's what it looked like. All the way around. I'm sure glad my wife didn't let me talk her into going home one day earlier.
Always enjoy your shots Lucas. This one is no exception.
Makes me want to head back to AZ and shoot Sedona and The Canyon again.