Photography in Paradise

peeking from behind the sensor

2016 has started with a big introduction of large waves here isn San Diego. Rain and surf dominate my latest efforts in image capture. I have been using the 50 mega pixel Canon 5DS, my older 7D and 6D. Today I was to meet with Dave King Mike Uriell and Al bruton and cover the wave event predicted to be 10 to 12 foot waves at high tide at 10am. My phone rang an hour before sunrise. It was Al, he was at La Jolla Cove. I was going to meet with Mike and Dave at 9am in Ocean Beach. I like to get going earlier than planned so I ducked in at La Jolla first, and ended up staying there. The thunder of the big waves was too tempting. I roamed from La Jolla Cove,then to Boomer and then to the Casa Cove, and the famous sea wall, where the harbor seals beach themselves. La Jolla cove has its resident California sea lions and a lot of birds, and finally to Big Rock, south of Wind and Sea. Al was testing his new Sigma 150 to 600 mm telephoto lens on his Nikon D300s. The cropped sensor produced an effective focal length of a 900mm lens. I used my 70-200 and my 400mm diffracted optic lens. I put the 7d on the 400mm and the 200mm on the 5DS.

   These images are a mix from both cameras taken this morning. They are large jpgs and you may have to wait for them to load when you click on them. They are Copyrighted so only view them.

The Casa Sea Wall

The Casa Sea Wall

Inside cliff

Inside cliff

Thunderous wave

Thunderous wave

Wave hammering the sea wall

Wave hammering the sea wall

Backwash wave

Backwash wave

The wall is burried

The wall is burried

Wave blast

Wave blast

Large backwash wave

Large backwash wave

Wall peeking out

Wall peeking out

Slammed

Slammed

Backwash wave

Backwash wave

casa wall wave_0680

La Cove cliff

La Cove cliff

California Sea Lion

California Sea Lion

La Jolla Cove Wave

La Jolla Cove Wave

Surfer beyond the wall

Surfer beyond the wall

Walking-not surfing

Walking-not surfing

Big Rock tunnel ride

Big Rock tunnel ride

Colorful wave

Colorful wave

Getting his picture taken

Getting his picture taken

Famous Big Rock tube

Famous Big Rock tube

Wiped out

Wiped out

Harbor seals getting wet

Harbor seals getting wet

Deep challenge

Deep challenge

Surprise! Wave came from another direction

Surprise! Wave came from another direction

Failed to make the drop in

Failed to make the drop in