I crossed oceans for her and she was ready to do the same.
A few days ago I had gotten word that +Arthur Chang was in town for a few days so we decided to meet up at the last second and go for a shoot with his friends +Melissa Tạ and +Paul Dateh. He suggested we meet up at Victoria Beach down in Laguna Beach. I had never been there before so I got in my car and made my way to meet them. The beach was small but beautiful with many interesting rock formations, wells and even a lone tower so there was plenty to shoot. After we parted ways for the night, I decided to head back down to the beach to get a few long exposure shots in. It had been awhile and I couldn't pass up the opportunity to get some more night shots in.
And now fast forward to today for another #ThirstyThursdayPics ! The contributions have been flowing in as steady as the waves on the night of this shot and they've all been a joy to look at so far. And with the day still so young, I'm looking forward to seeing more, so get your photos up and don't forget to use the hashtag and to tag the good captain +Giuseppe Basile! ;-)
It's hard to look away from an unknown tomorrow.
I'll be standing here patiently, forever yours.
Today I thought I'd share another shot during my shoot at Victoria Beach with +Arthur Chang, +Melissa Tạ and +Paul Dateh. When we met up one of the things we set out to see was the Victorian Tower. Arthur mentioned the tower when we first got down to the beach so we made our way over. It was high tide so we couldn’t get around the rocks and well so we had to squeeze through a tight space between a set of stairs and the rock face. There was a boat turned on its side which was a bit slippery, but nonetheless we made it to the other side to see the tower. I don’t know how long it’s been there but it looked quite aged yet still well preserved. Especially considering that it had to face the ocean elements 24 hours a day. It looked like it had been there for ages and could remain as such forever.
For anybody interested in seeing my iPhone version of this scene, you can check the post here: http://goo.gl/1WbBl
With that welcome one and all to another #ThirstyThursdayPics ! Again I've been greeted this morning by so many wonderful contributions and it's been fun catching up with the stream so far! So get your Thirsty shots in and as usual don't forget the hashtag and to tag +Giuseppe Basile! ;-)
I'll never feel alone as long as you shine your light on me.
When I was in Laguna Beach a few of months ago, it had been awhile since I had shot long exposures to that point, so being out there I couldn’t help but stay longer to shoot the night scene. And the Victoria Tower was a subject I knew I wanted to get. I made my way along the lonely beach to the tower, but the tide was coming in high, so I had to squeeze in between the rock face on a stairway structure that was positioned before the tower. Unfortunately when I got to where I wanted to set up, there was a bright yellow light illuminating the scene, but I went for the shot anyways. And much to my surprise, the light actually helped to give me an interesting scene. Hopefully I’ll get out there again soon with a lower tide so that I can get some different compositions of this tower, but for now, I’m glad I was able to get these shots of the tower.
And now to #ThirstyThursdayPics ! I may start to sound like a broken record, but the contributions so far have been simply outstanding! Lets keep the stream flowing and don't forget to use the hashtag and to tag everybody's friendly neighborhood +Giuseppe Basile!
With you by my side, we'll be able to handle these rocky shores.
A few months ago I attended the wedding of my good friends at Crescent Bay in Laguna Beach. The ceremony was high on a cliff overlooking the beaches in either direction and the ocean that stretched out to the horizon. It was such a beautiful sight and they couldn’t have chosen a better spot to exchange their vows. After they became officially exhanged vows I took a peek over the edge of the cliff and noticed the strong tide of the waves crashing against the rocks, so I crossed the barrier and pointed downwards to take my shots. It was a different point of view of a Southern California beach, but attractive just the same.
And with that I'm glad to see the #ThirstyThursdayPics stream flowing strong with so many great contributions so far. The day is still young in some parts of the world so keep those Thirsty shots coming and don't forget to use the hashtag and to tag the good captain +Giuseppe Basile!
In the end, having you in my dreams is all I could ever hope for.
Waiting by the sea
"Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night." -Edgar Allan Poe
I’m sure I don’t have to say this anymore, but sunsets in California are truly magical events. If you love sunsets, this is the state to be in. There aren’t always clouds in Southern California, but the sunset is almost always golden. And when there are clouds, well, as you can see it makes the scene extra special. When I was last at Victoria Beach over in Laguna Beach, CA, this is exactly the kind of situation I was lucky enough to face. The clouds weren’t particularly full, but they painted the blue sky nicely enough to make the scene interesting.
But what I especially loved about this image was the fact that the kid in this shot was drawing something in the sand. It makes me a bit nostalgic for when I was a kid. What kid on a beach hasn’t drawn something on that nice cool sand? I don’t know what he ended up drawing. He might have just been content with that circle. Or maybe he was spelling something out rather than just drawing something. I’ll never know what his imagination envisioned, but I’m sure he had a fun time creating his work of sand art, no matter what it turned out to be.
"When you're thirsty and it seems that you could drink the entire ocean that's faith; when you start to drink and finish only a glass or two that's science." -Anton Chekhov
When I was out on Victoria Beach over in Laguna Beach, CA, me and some friends found a nice patio area that overlooked the ocean. It was quite nice and would be a great enough reason to want to move there. Looking away from where the sun was setting we also noticed a large rock formation in the distance. It was an area that, as you can see, had several tourists walking around it. But considering we were at a dead end, we were trying to figure out how to get over there. Before heading off in search of the right path, I decided to lean in close to the rock face and take this shot. This may sound silly, but the little indented curve in the rock face looked like a mouth to me. A mouth that opened nice and wide and led to the soothing ocean. Why the first thing that came to my mind was a mouth is beyond me, but a mouth is what I thought of and that’s what I’m sticking to. He he.
And with #ThirstyThursdayPics well under way, the contributions so far have, as it is each every week, been nothing short of beautiful! So if you'd like to contribute then get those images posted and don't forget to use the hashtag and to tag good ol' Captain +Giuseppe Basile!
Her gentle touch left me with with a memory I could never forget.
From my blog: http://www.themarkeworld.com/laguna-beach/waves-memories/
Welcome one and all to another #ThirstyThursdayPics ! At the risk of sounding redundant, which is about every week at this time, the stream has been nothing short of amazing! So if you'd like to contribute, get your photos posted and use the hashtag and don't forget to mention the good Captain +Giuseppe Basile!