Just really missing the beach right now… especially Montaña de Oro.
I took these images back in February while we were on vacation, staying with a relative in San Luis Obispo.
I absolutely love it there. Pismo was one of my favorite beaches when I was little, and Morro Bay is always gorgeous… but this little beach and park, accessible by a lovely drive through a forest, has got to be my favorite place in the world (other than Disneyland, of course).
I cannot wait to go back. We might be spending our anniversary in a couple months up there instead of Disneyland this year.
I’ve had this sitting on my harddrive since October, oops. I took this while we were at the Annual Passholder Soundsational Parade event. The event was late at night and this section of the park was mostly empty so I couldn’t pass up the opportunity, tripod or not. I settled my camera on the railing surrounding this pond, hoped for the best and this is the best one that came out.
There are definitely things wrong with it that probably would have been avoided if I had my tripod (story of my life), but stupid me didn’t even considering bringing it to this event. I am a terrible photographer~
Funny story: my boyfriend and I loitered around this fountain for a good 15 minutes while I took pictures. We went back a few months later with some friends as and we passed this again at night it started this neat little light show in the water. We all stood there gaping at it and after it had finished my boyfriend and I turned to each other and said “Where was this when we were taking pictures of it for 15 minutes!”
Some creative cropping and what were fairly mediocre shots during World of Color are now slightly more interesting.
I took my tripod wanting to get some longer exposures, but we got a spot that didn’t really offer a good frame (that lighting stand is the bane of my existence). Plus the people in front of me were idiots (sorry its the truth, even in Disneyland you run into people who just don’t give a damn). So instead of risking my camera getting introduced to the cement I opted to just hold it.
I need more practice reducing handheld shake as much as possible anyway.