One of my favorites — you tell by the name! Also, one of my most successful pieces. Love the color, contrast and texture in this. The sunlight coming through the wave to show off its aqua-cyan color against the deep blue sea. The sharp clarity in this big piece is remarkable, even when 6 feet wide. The texture of the rippling sand being pulled by the salty ocean is one thing that got my attention ...a true shore breaking beach.
Dancing in the Daylight
I am not one to look for the 'perfect' wave — I look to the artistry which comes through the ever changing dancing and playing between sea and sand.
A beautiful fall morning at the Wedge in Newport Beach, California.
I love the mix of this color -- so natural. The light coming through a portion of the face of the wave [the wall] brings out the beautiful green of the ocean as it meets the seashore.
Framed at the top with the deep blue of the sea and touches of frothy, salty foam -- all painted 'in motion' for a soul nourishing image one can love and get lost in for many years to come.
This is all done purely 'in camera' and absolutely 'no' Photoshop involved.
9My very FIRST capture in this seashore series
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Simple Pleasures III [silvertone]
Another in the 'silvertone' series. Double developed in palette of green and all else in grey tones.
Perfect example of the happy dance you find along the seashore. The deep blue and sea green are accented by the artistic splashes of salty white, and just the right touch of warmth from the churning sand on bottom.
Aliso Creek ... a favorite of mine. This is from the main section of the beach. I love the varied forms of movement in this, along with the soothing colors.
Simple Pleasures III
3rd in a series of simple pleasures theme
...taken from a cliff at the Montage
I have had two 'divers' come up to me about this piece at different times. They did not know each other. Each expressed with exuberance, 'this is just how it is!' ...speaking from a divers perspective.
Obviously, that made me feel good !
A favorite spot since a little kid — Little Corona, Newport Beach, CA.
Wonderful place for tide pools. Great for little kids, as the surf is not big and it is not a drastic shore break with the undertow.
Also great for diving.
Montage Stepping Stones
Beautiful and inviting — step out of the Montage resort and take your steps right out into the deep blue sea!
Crystal Cove Color
The beautiful Crystal Cove State Park, taken from an overlooking cliff.
Simple Pleasures II
Ahh, the simple pleasures in life. The simplicity of the gentle ocean lapping up on the sandy seashore. Wish you were here?
Simple Pleasures SQ [silvertone]
South Laguna — a different twist. Double developing with a singular palette of greens and all else in grey tone — dramatic!
Table Rock Pop
A favorite little beach in South Laguna. Love the contrast of the salty ocean spray against the deep blue sky.
The simple elegance of warmth and water, as found along the ocean's seashore. Montage Resort, South Laguna Beach, CA
Oh my, you would think this was a studio shot — or maybe some Photoshop trick. Nope, it is just one of those wonderful surprises that I see here and there along the seashore, where the ocean meets the sandy beach and rock. One of my favorite spots in south Laguna.
This was MASSIVE and I saw a little tiny 'head' about to get hammered, just before it went under for cover.
Simple Pleasures SQ
From a cliff at the Montage. I am fascinated by the texture of the sand with salted backwash. Simple, yet detailed. The flow is almost 'zen like'
Breck's Wave [Silvertone]
A creative 'double development' where I develop a palette of cyan/aqua in color and all the rest in grey tone. I push the tone of grey to black selectively for dramatic effect
Breck's Wave — center cut
Beautiful vertical piece from highly successful horizontal 'Breck's Wave'
A dramatic piece — very powerful.
This is the very first image I captured when starting my series of ocean & seashore. This is also the very first one that I did in the dynamic 'Silvertone' series where I do a double development process — one select color palette, all the rest in grey tones, pushing and pulling for dramatic effect.
Lil Corona [Silvertone]
Little Corona, just south of Corona Del Mar State Beach
This is double developed; a singular color palette of blues & greens and all the rest in grey tones.
This gives a very calming effect as the natural bright yellows and oranges from the afternoon sun are muted so as not to 'excite' the nerves and senses
Especially perfect for a home or business wanting understated elegance with a green theme. ...room to dream
Crab Cooker Corner
A classic and historical part of Newport Beach, California. Going back some 70 years or so, generations have been enjoying, sharing and making memories.
As it was, just shortly before it was torn down to rebuild, this is a very rare shot where there are NO cars in front, blocking the beauty. I will tell about how this came about sometime in the blog — almost miraculous.
Almost ethereal. I capture this with a 400mm lens, getting deep into the center of what's going on. Slowing the shutter gives a very calming and lovely nature — if you get it right.
Fun Zone Pavilion
An historic landmark on the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach, California.
The Balboa Fun Zone is where generations of kids spent their time — and money.