The weekend started in Moss Landing. I have driven by so many times but never stopped. Please do your self a favor and treat your self to this Photographic Mecca. There is everything from a commercial fishing harbor, small town architecture and an abundance of wild life.
Our destination was a boat trip with Elkhorn Slough Safari. We took over all 22 seats on the boat, lens, monopods and camera bags everywhere. Our captain, Yohn Gideon got us up close and personal with the natural inhabitants of the Elkhorn Slough Preserve. One of the assignments was to have smell inspire a series of photographs, I had no idea we would be so close to the pelicans that we could smell them and let me tell you it was not what I was expecting.
Next stop was the Carmel Mission, clear sunny day created bold beautiful colors. The direct stark light played with the texture and contrast of the adobe architecture.
The day conclude at McWay Falls, I thought we might get that last minute flash of light right before the sun went down, but the photo gods took one away that evening. Still always worth the trip, great conversations and some teachable moments.
Our final destination was Point Lobos, she always delivers and Sunday was no exception. We hit low tide perfectly at Weston Beach. When we arrive we shared the beach with doe and her two fauns, just added to the peacefulness of a quite sea at low tide.
As most of you know I’m less interested in equipment then the images, but the images below are form three different cameras, My Canon with the bazooka, Fuji x100, and a GoPro.
Here are some of my results from the trip……
Moss Landing, The show off
The Boat trip up Elkhorn Slough
Mission San Carlos Borromeo del rio Carmelo
Point Lobos Weston Beach
Here’s a couple links to some video clips:
Point Lobos, the trees from Cypress Grove
Few more with a bit different inspiration