Sun 11.13.16 – Late this afternoon, I drove down to the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve Station at the corner of Bolsa Chica Ave and Pacific Coast Highway to take photos of the Almost Super Moon as it rose in the late 4 o’clock hour. After all the photos were taken, I drove to the Huntington Cliffs parking lot at the top of Dog Beach to take photos of Mars, Venus, and Mercury in the last of the dusk. Afterwards, I walked Belle le Cane along the Cliffs. It was a lovely start to the evening.
All photos taken by Ms. Jen with her Nikon D800 and a Nikon 50mm f/1.4G lens. Please double click on the thumbnails for the larger lightbox gallery.
07.17.15 – The crescent moon is very low on the horizon just above the queen palm trees in the center right of the photo, click on the image for the larger version to see the details. Photo taken by Ms. Jen with her Nokia Lumia 1020.
Thurs 05.28.15 – Last evening just before 9pm, I took myself to the dock at the La Paz County Park near the Buckskin Fire station to take photos of Venus and Jupiter and various stars & constellations in the very last bits of twilight. Here are the best of the photos taken last night, if you click on a photo it will take you to a lightbox gallery where you can also enlarge the photos to look at more detail.
All Photos taken by Ms. Jen with her Nikon D800 and a Nikon 50mm f/1.4G lens.
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Fri 02.14.14 – The day, evening, and life of a G class star as seen from Dog Beach. Photos taken by Ms. Jen with her Nokia Lumia 1020.
Photo taken by Ms. Jen with her Nokia Lumia 1020.
Sat 09.07.13 – I have discovered what the Nokia Lumia 1020 does best (bestest) : Dusk and backlit photos. This camera phone is a champ at getting all the colors in half-light / low light with no HDR, no editing or post-processing. It is really extraordinary.
Photo by Ms. Jen with her Nokia 808 PureView.
Thurs 08.15.13 – The field at the corner of First St. and Marina Dr. in Seal Beach fascinates me. It is the former site of the old steam / electrical plant that was taken down sometime in the 1960s or 1970s and the land has been contested ever since. Thus, an open field with a rusted chain link fence around it on the edge of the San Gabriel River.
Ripe for photography and the play of light through the chain links.
Mon 01.03.11 – This afternoon I helped my sister and mom pick up Allison’s new used Prius at the Penske Toyota dealership in Santa Margarita, as we drove to south east Orange County the rain clouds opened up and blue sky peeped through an avocado grove. It was beautiful.
By the time I got home, it was time for Scruffy’s evening walk and off we went. Only two and half hours from the time I took the first photo in the Orange County hills, it was cloudy and ominous in north west oceanic OC. As we set out for our walk, the sun will finished setting and the last refracting blue light of dusk was shooting through the clouds at odd angles on top of the yellow cast street light bouncing off the houses.
Photos taken by Ms. Jen with her Nokia N8, no post-processing other than resizing done to either image.