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Death Valley Dunes

What to do with a free day?
We had straight to the desert of course! This time my photography and road trip buddy, Vianey, and I made our second trip back to the Death Valley Sand dune‘s properly known as the Mesquite flat dunes.  The weather was a perfect 75° during the day and then 65° at night with some light wind.

The original purpose of this trip was for my own personal birthday photo shoot where I was the subject/model.  For this shoot, I wore a white outfit. I'll include some pictures below and you can check my Instagram for more of those too.  While I was being photographed and pretending to be a model for a day,  I couldn’t help but let my inner photographer take over for just a moment.  I snapped a few with my nifty 50mm and my favorite 12mm.  I am continually inspired by the desert with the contrasting shapes and textures from the micro to the macro scale.  Plus, when you're standing in an ocean of shaped sand, you can't help but feel like you're sailing on a tiny boat in this giant expanse of rolling dunes.

During our last trip to Death Valley, I tried to focus on the shapes and to keep things minimal.  When I first happen upon a magical landscape such as the dunes, many times I’m overwhelmed with the infinite possibilities potential composition, angles, and lenses that can be used to convey my vision.  I have to stop myself from being carried away in simply trying to take a picture, and to just enjoy the experience.  When I take a moment to stop, I become more focused and I’m forced to look deeper beyond the superficial perspective and I look for the way to reflect what I am feeling.

Here is my second attempt to bring to you Death Valley.

Enjoy :)

Little Corona

Long Exposure fun at Little Corona Del Mar beach. 

It seriously has been way too long since I’ve photographed a rad seascape I’ve been so busy doing other genres of the chart for your bike at Shaws real estate in the weddings kind of felt like I was losing myself losing my source pressures seascapes is my first Love one across the photography take photos of ocean all day long every day forever.  

As I took the walk down the path to Little Corona beach I thought to myself that I wanted to capture something new just do a standard C state that I had done before or that I had seen done so I took my time walking around the typos on the rocks looking for an interesting proposition given that it was a very low tide inmate for some rad rocky Craigs wherever water could the wispy water on a long exposure with contrast are you and decided to go vertical or a few shots and to Center everything  I think that goes back to my mouth roots my physics and finance friend where everything needs to be balanced and centered in order  

 I remade a rad new photographer friend at Chan photo or just me and him that night given it was a weekend in the winter which makes for a nice place for sunset session when I competing with 10 other cameras . 

I’m pretty stoked on some of the photos I got the van I was a little bit rusty and after sunset wasn’t Celia spectacular but when I made the most of it is were edited in light room like that vibrant tones to it propels goals and blues

Ocean Blues

What do I do when it's a perfect Fall morning, but the surf is small?  I grab the camera and I go for a swim in the shorebreak in my pants. Everyday I take my camera for a walk along the beach to stir up my creative juices and to keep my skills nimble on the camera.  It is a challenge almost everytime to see the same exact stretch of beach differently with new eyes and to compose something original that has more depth than the previous thousands of images I have taken at the ocean.  Here's my mini compilation of images over the past two days in November.  I gave them all a similar blue tone to tie them all together. Photos taken on the Sony a6000 with the 90mm lens and also the 30mm lens. 

Leave a comment below on which is your favorite image. Cheers!

France

Finally! I went through my Euro trip pics.  I had taken this trip a few summers ago with my brother. We started in Paris, then explored Dijon, and continued our journey through La Costa Del Sol, aka Malaga, Spain. At this time I was photographing with my trusty Nikon d60 camera and the 50mm lens. A super simple setup, but perfect for traveling.

When we visited the Eiffel Tower, I didn't want to copy any cliche shots, so I came up with some more closely cropped compositions that hopefully are refreshing to the eye. 

Cozy Lido Cottages

I spent the afternoon photographing these cozy beach cottages on Lido Peninsula for Kent Martin Properties (www.kentmartinproperties.com). Upon entering them, you get that sense of New England in the design.  You even have a quiet private little beach at the end of the peninsula with a nice open view of the harbor.  Interior design by Newport's very own Raili Design (www.railicadesign.com)

Lido Marina Romp

Romping around the peninsula today on my bike while enjoying the summer weather.  I brought my trusty wide angle Rokinon lens and a polarizing filter down to the Lido Marina. This is definitely my new favorite place to photograph.  Lot's of cool shops and places to eat too, with a harbor view.