Photography in Paradise

peeking from behind the sensor

The El Nino waves charged out of the north into the San Diego shoreline putting on a spectacular wave show. The weather was sunny and warm. It was too dangerous for many surfers and sea lions who sought shelter away from the action although some not so smart swimmers went out at La Jolla cove and had to be rescued by lifeguards.
Mike Uriell and I went to the Scripps pier before sunrise to get early morning images and manages to get wet up to our knees when the set waves charged up the beach and pinned us up against the wall at Scripps. It did not dampen our spirits and we stuck it out and got some good images.
When the sun rose we could see the bigger waves over at La Jolla Cove and decided to head over there to see the action.
We met Al Bruton there and proceeded to find the best locations to capture the wave action. I would have liked to spend the whole day there but had to finish some jobs at home. But the short time there I got some images that I am very happy with.
The day before Mike and I photographed the full moon rising over the University of San Diego. I used my 800mm on the Canon 5DS. I did a three shot panorama and one single shot. Time was limited as the moon rose quickly.

Full moon over USD

Full moon over USD

Full moon over USD

Full moon over USD

Cass pool wall

Cass pool wall

Casa pool wall

Casa pool wall

Backwash

Backwash

Rainbow waves

Rainbow waves

Lifeguard

Lifeguard

Lifeguard patrol

Lifeguard patrol

Seal on cliff

Seal on cliff

Seal in rough water

Seal in rough water

Mother and baby

Mother and baby

Rainbow spray

Rainbow spray

Rough water

Rough water

Dirty foam

Dirty foam

Rough

Rough

Damaging wave

Damaging wave

Cove action

Cove action

Line up

Line up

Boomer Beach

Boomer Beach

Big set waves

Big set waves

Really tall wave

Really tall wave

Almost rideable

Almost rideable

Nice texture

Nice texture

Ready to make noise

Ready to make noise

Heavy surge

Heavy surge

Up the stairs

Up the stairs

Morning glow

Morning glow

 Scripps Pier reef

Scripps Pier reef

 Scripps Pier reef

Scripps Pier reef

 Scripps Pier reef

Scripps Pier reef

 Scripps Pier reef

Scripps Pier reef

Pier wave action

Pier wave action

The wave got me wet.

The wave got me wet.

Wave action

Wave action

Scripps pier

Early morning waves at Scripps Pier in La Jolla California

Nice reflection

Nice reflection

Mike getting wet

Mike getting wet

Nice graphic

Nice graphic

Rock nest

Rock nest

Rock art

Rock art