Tuesday, August 18, 2009

August 18, 2009 - Zoo

I have no idea what kind of bird this is, but, up close, it was very interesting looking.

Monday, August 17, 2009

August 17, 2009 - Zoo

What is a trip to the zoo without elephants?

Sunday, August 16, 2009

August 16, 2009 - Zoo

This is more like it. You go to a zoo to get a shot of a lion, not a dragonfly :)

Saturday, August 15, 2009

August, 15, 2009 - Zoo

Can you believe that I had to go to the zoo to get a shot of a dragonfly. The dragonfly was just sitting there waiting for me to shoot it. What could I do? I used topaz detail on it. Oh what fabulous sharpening. However...., it is slower than molasses in winter. It took over two minutes for "pre-processing."

Monday, August 10, 2009

August 10, 2009 - Unexpected

Right in the middle of the festival, there was a couple getting married. It was so unexpected. Everyone was doing double-takes.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

August 9, 2009 - Action

Old Spanish Days - Fiesta Celebration 2009, Santa Barbara, CA

Don't miss the choreographer on the side egging the girls on.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Friday, August 7, 2009

Thursday, August 6, 2009

August 6, 2009 - Discovery

Both of my kids tried buggy-boarding for the first time. Here is my 8 year old, waiting for the perfect wave.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

August 4, 2009 - Feathered or Feathers (96)

I liked this photo, but there was, basically, no composition. So, I added a frame to make it a little more interesting.

Monday, August 3, 2009

August 3, 2009 - Refugio Beach, California

Mystery Beach = Refugio Beach, CA

Sunday, August 2, 2009

August 2, 2009 - Name That Beach

I tend usually to crop with the horizon in the top or bottom 3rd, but I liked the rocks, so I left it alone.
This is an even more isolated part of the beach. It looked like the water comes up pretty dangerously high during high tide. I didn't want to test it.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

August 1, 2009 - Name That Beach

This is a part of the beach that people don't frequent very much. It is far away from the parking lot. You have to walk about 30 minute. There is lots of tar on the beach here, which is very difficult to get off of your feet and impossible to get off of your clothes. There are, also, lots of rocks, so there isn't much chance for beach volleyball. It is, however, a great place for pics. This is a tiny cave cut into the cliff by the surf.