Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Got my camera back!

I picked up my camera from Nikon yesterday afternoon after being in the shop for a week for a MUCH NEEDED cleaning. So what do I do after I get my camera back? I go to the beach! I thought twice about getting my camera out since I had parked myself right at the waters edge and there was alot of sea spray blowing off the water.

While waiting at the showers for my husband and daughter to rinse off, I saw the huge Sea Oats plant and noticed how the sunlight was playing on it. This is one of the shots I got. I did 3 different edits. Black and White, sepia and then color.

Here's the black and white version.


Thursday, August 21, 2008

Family Time

I took this picture a few weeks back. We went to the park and had a picnic dinner. The spot we picked was over looking the ocean and it was beginning to get chilly, hence the pullovers. This is one of my favorites from that evening because my daughter didn't have her iPods buds in and she wasn't text messaging her friends (she was told to turn her cellphone off). She was actually relaxed and having a good time.

I have been playing around with the editing of this photo since I took it. And last night I did the editing with Capture NX and this is what I got. The photo may be a bit darker because I used my husbands MacBook laptop. I may have to go back and lighten it.


Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Festival of Sails

This past Friday I got the opportunity to go out with U.S. Coast Guard Station Los Angeles/Long Beach to photograph the Tall Ships as they were coming into the port for the Festival of Sails at the Port of Los Angeles. One of the main attractions of the parade of ships was the Coast Guard's Sailing Ship the Barque Eagle, a 295-foot three-masted training vessel used as a seagoing classroom for cadets from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

When the Barque Eagle came into the Port of Los Angeles on August 1st, my family and I had the priviledge of getting on board and riding her into port.





I want to send out a very special Thank you to PA1 Conroy for thinking of me when she needed a back up photographer and arranging for me to go out with the station. And a HUGE Thank you to Petty Officer Garcia, Trent and the rest of the boat crew. You guys are awesome and I had a BLAST!! I can't wait to do it again!


Sunday, August 10, 2008

Shooting in the Evening Sun

I took this photo of my husband, Scott, the evening before as were walking around the park at Trump golf course. The sun was beginning to set and the warmth of light was perfect. Thanks for posing, Hon.