Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Wedge - Newport Beach, CA

Wow, am I behind! I went with my sister and her husband to the beach last weekend, and just getting through the photos tonight! We went down to the Wedge in Newport Beach, hoping for big waves and surfing shots... but we got small waves, a couple skim boarders, and a boogie boarder or two. Still fun times, and got a few good photos.
Sometimes the Wedge can look like a lake....
Then a set comes in, and things get interesting...


Lap Dog Knits chillin' on the beach with her camera.
A one-second exposure across the bay towards Corona Del Mar... slow enough to blur the moving boat, but used a tripod so the background is sharp.
I like this photo of the little girl enjoying the last light of the day. It was right about this time I decided the best part of the sunset was over, and packed up my camera and tripod to go home. Big mistake!!
Almost immediately after packing up my camera, the sky turned this brilliant red! Quickly unpacking camera and tripod, I managed to capture some of the magic!
Hope you're having a great week!
Linking to Skywatch Friday. Check it out to see 
great skies from around the world!!

27 comments:

  1. Every photo on this post is superb! And the best waves and sunset I have seen so far.

    P.S. I did not have any success in commenting on your post last week.

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  2. Great photo's especially the shilouette portrait in B&W. You nearly taste the atmosphere there.

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  3. Just loved the moving boat photo!!!!

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  4. Oh the Wedge. I never belly boarded it...I don't think. Memory fades some. I've been guilty myself of packing it in on a sunset then all of a sudden "Whoa!" That second to last shot is stunning.

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  5. Lucky you got your gear back out for this! Sunset doesn't last long. Beautiful captures, all around!

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  6. a nice late afternoon - let's do it again soon
    hopefully we'll find some surfers...and Helen's twin sister

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  7. All the photos are great...especially the last three!

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  8. wow, the sky is magnificent! amazing colors!
    the wave in the 3rd photo is gorgeous---excellent capture!

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  9. These are SO AWESOME!! Gorgeous skies, glorious colors, the beach looks fantastic and everyone seems to be having a terrific time!! Thanks so much for sharing the fun and the beauty!! One doesn't see skies like this very often and you did indeed get some awesome captures of them! Have a great weekend!

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  10. Thats a sky worth unpacking the tripod for! Great.

    Stewart M - Australia

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  11. OH wow, your sunset shots are BEAUTIFUL!!! The colors are amazing, what a capture. Thanks for sharing your skies, have a great weekend!

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  12. Brilliant sky photos and refreshing ocean shots. LOVE this post, especially the little girl photo. Beautiful work!

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  13. Such gorgeous sky and colors! HaPpY WeeKend!

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  14. Wow - those sunset shots are amazing!

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  15. Oh man, am I ever glad that you have quick camera-gear unpacking skills! :-) That sunset is MAGNIFICENT!!! I regret not getting to experience it in person, so am very grateful I got to see it through your magic lens!

    Your vacation at the beach looks like wonderful fun! While the sunset photos are my favorites, I especially like photos 1, 3 and 4. The sparkles on the water, the colors and spray of the waves, the silhouette... beautiful.

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  16. Fantastic sky colors and lovely photos of the surf. Looks like fun.

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  17. Amazing skies captures!

    Happy weekend.

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  18. Those brilliant red skies are simply stunning!

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  19. Very nice pictures indeed, a magic sunset of course, but I also very much like the picture with the girl stand on the quite steep, sandy beach (I have seen nothing like this kind of steep beaches elsewhere).

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  20. Wow, fabulous shots! The second surfer shot is just super!

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  21. I love those last three shots of the sunset, especially reflecting on the water!!

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  22. Wonderful photos, all! But those sunsets are incredible!

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