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.
At the Intertidal Zone :: Dog Beach from Ms. Jen on Vimeo.
Tues 08.02.16 – I love how not every wave travels the same distance in the intertidal zone. I stood and took a long photo / short video to see how long it would be from the last wave to hit my feet to the next wave to hit my feet (39 seconds for the impatient).
Wed 06.08.16 – Photo taken by Ms. Jen with her Nokia 808 PureView while driving northbound on Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach, California.
Fri 10.09.15 – Yesterday morning we had a pre-dawn cloudy conjunction of the waning crescent moon with Venus, this morning’s pre-dawn show was the Moon in a triangle with Mars and Jupiter.
Sun 09.27.15 – This evening just before sunset, I drove over to the Bolsa Chica Wetlands parking lot just off of Warner Ave and Pacific Coast Highway so that I could set up to take photos of the full lunar eclipse that occurred just after sunset and moonrise.
As you can see from my photos, there were bands of light clouds in the eastern sky and that the first part of the eclipse was during the initial phase of the partial eclipse (first photo) and then when the moon was coming into the full eclipse (second photo). I have a photo posted to flickr where the moon has been full eclipse for about 20 minutes when the photo was taken.
The above photos were taken by Ms. Jen with her Nikon D800 DSLR camera and a Nikon 85mm f/1.8D lens, using a tripod and a swiss arca release plate that I hate.
Double click on the thumbnail photos above for the medium and large versions in a lightbox.
Fri. 09.11.15 – Due to the hot, humid, sub-tropical September (*evil*) weather we have been having here at Black Phoebe Central wherein it is nearly 80F by 7:45am, I have been taking the dogs out for their morning constitutional around 6am. This morning, Belle needed to go out for a pitstop about 10 minutes before 6am, as I was outside looking east into the first colorings of twilight dawning in the sky with a lovely waning crescent moon and Venus, I ran back inside to get my Nikon D800 to photograph the scene.
I liked the resultant photos but did not post them at Flickr or the Instragrams, until this afternoon when I wondered how converting the photo to black-and-white in Lightroom would improve the photo or not. I used the Lightroom B&W 5 preset with a few changes in exposure and was very happy.
I posted the B&W version to the Instagrams to as much fanfare as my IG stream every really produces and then wanted to show both photos side by side here to see what you all think. Click on the thumbnails for the medium and large views of the photos.
Do you prefer the colors of the pre-dawn sky or is the B&W version more intriguing to you?
Thurs 06.18.15 – Belle watching me take photos of Jupiter, Venus, and the Moon.