Posted: March 4th, 2010 | Author: Mike | Filed under: Photography | Tags: 28-80mm L, Canon 5D, Dockweiler Beach, jetty, long exposure, ocean, slow shutter | No Comments »
This morning, I was back at Dockweiler for some more shots of the big cement jetty north of Imperial. There was a lot of wind blowing straight onshore so the surf wasn’t much to speak of. So no paddle out which is fine because it gave me enough time to get my 365 post up for the day.
Cement Jetty, Perspective 1
Cement Jetty, Perspective 2
Cement Jetty, Perspective 3
(The little bright spot in the lower left part of the puddle is actually a reflection of the moon.)
Posted: February 27th, 2010 | Author: Mike | Filed under: Photography | Tags: 28-80mm L, Canon 5D, debris, Dockweiler Beach, Great Pacific Garbage Patch, ocean, pollution, trash | No Comments »
At the beginning of February, I had taken a picture of Ballona Creek at Centinela Blvd just after sunset. It had rained a fair amount in the preceding days so the creek level was decently high compared to what it looks like in the summer months.
Last night, I woke up several times to the sound of rain coming down pretty hard so I figured that the creek was really be going. At dawn, I drove out to the same spot while the rain was still coming down and captured a few shots to show the speed of the water flowing out to the ocean. The water slows down significantly as the creek widens as it approaches the ocean.
There is a good amount of debris in this water. A lot of it washes up on the local beaches. I’m sure some of it floats out to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. There is a great program about the garbage patch called TOXIC: Garbage Island. You can watch it on VBS.tv.
The Ballona Creek at Centinela Blvd., looking east
The Ballona Creek at Centinela Blvd., looking west
The Ballona Creek at Pacific Ave., looking west
The Ballona Creek at Centinela Blvd., looking west (February 1, 2010)
Posted: January 23rd, 2010 | Author: Mike | Filed under: Photography | Tags: 28-80mm L, Canon 5D, Dockweiler Beach, jetty, long exposure, ocean, slow shutter, surf | 1 Comment »
I’m not sure if this jetty has a name, but it’s the southern most jetty at Dockweiler Beach. It was nice not having to worry about the rain this morning, but the lack of cloud cover definitely shortened the amount of time that I had to do the long exposure shots. There were a few clouds in the sky as you can see in these images, but not enough to cut the light in any significant way. I was barely able to get my three perspectives on the jetty before the skies were way brighter than the foreground causing clipping on the histogram.
Today, I shot with a Canon 5D with a 28-80mm L lens.
D&W South Jetty, Perspective 1
D&W South Jetty, Perspective 2
D&W South Jetty, Perspective 3