Often, we are oblivious to life changing moments, but sometimes, if you pay close attention, you might notice the hairs on the back of your neck tingle a touch. Remember those moments.
Well, this beautiful beach has been the scene of many of my important firsts as I ventured into a critical new chapter in my life: first meets of people who have become an integral part of my life, first experiences, first solo scramble side cliff shots (which is how I captured this moment), and my first lesson that I always need to have water boots and extra clothes with me-giggle.
In the theme of firsts, this shot is from 2015, from my very first time shooting here, the night I received my first ABC feature, and from the first time I thought I might have to stop hating the country that took my mother.
I am posting my settings to show my own growth in landscape photography, because remember, 20 something years ago I started in portraits and taking macros of nature for my oil painting. I am a relative baby to landscapes.
I did not have nd gradual filters at the time. I was shooting sharp because I had been capturing the sun bursting right as it disappeared below the horizon, so I should have opened my aperture and boosted my ISO so that I could have used a faster shutter speed—-especially since it was a HANDHELD shot. Laugh, although the slightly longer shutter did capture some nice water movement.
1/6 exp 160 ISO
105 mm (24mm-105mm f/4L IS USM)
I hope you enjoy. Side note, this night cost me my favorite Aldo sneakers, so worth it.
To everyone who has journeyed with me, thank you so much, you mean the world to me. I only tagged the folks whom I first met here over the years.
Sundayyyys mean churchtime!
This church has been a huge blessing to my life and I’m thankful for all the beautiful people that have prayed over my life and continue to pray for me. I first started coming to @atcstockton in 2003 and ever since then my life has never been the same. This church has so many programs and ministries that reach out to this city. There is a homeless ministry, at home bible studies, a men’s rehabilitation home, Sunday and Tuesday school for the kids and so much more!
Come join us on JUNE 1st at 7 pm for a free admission concert! It’s going to be incredible ❤️ .
Guest Instagrammer | @krispyspud
How amazing it feels to go through so much hard work and get to enjoy it with a tequila bong at the end with my family! #classof2018 we did it! #sonomastate#graduation THANK YOU TO MY LOVED ONES WHO MADE THIS EXPERIENCE AMAZING 💖
We booked our next trip this week to more places with unique landscapes - Iceland and Turkey in two weeks! Have you been? Any tips or things we have to see or do?
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Side note: If you want to see the tide pool at Victoria Beach full, you have to go at a fairly high high tide. This was still a couple of hours before high tide, but it barely got water in it at the low high tide when we were there. Still a beautiful beach though! . . . . .
Edited with Malibu Sun from @travel_inhershoes mobile presets (link in bio - before/after in stories!)
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#naturestories Part 1/2. It started out as every other normal hike. Early start to beat the rush of people trying to get to Cucamonga Peak for their photo-op. Ran into Hikin Jim and Joycie, which was a nice surprise. Chatted with people along the way to the saddle where we rested for a bit. We discussed our options: our original plan was to hit Ontario Peak, neither of us had been there yet, then have a boozy Saturday. If we hit Timber, it would be much shorter, but I had been there several times. We had just done Bighorn a few months ago in the snow, so that wasn’t an option. We didn’t consider Cucamonga..too many people. So we opted for our original plan. Off we went. And after a few deceptive false peaks, we bagged Ontario Peak.. and that’s when the fun started.. to be continued
Шикарный закат, свежий горный воздух, приятная усталость после дня за рулем. И вокруг как-то так все прекрасно, так красиво и так по-американски, супер атмосферно. Даже жалко что видео и фото не могут все это передать, но эти ощущения на всю жизнь! 🇺🇸🗻 #americana#bridgeportca#usa
Настоящая кантри жизнь в аутентичном калифорнийском городке Bridgeport. Здесь была пожалуй самая холодная ночь, но зато какие виды, какая атмосфера. Очень милый отель с уютным двориком и уличным газовым грилем 🇺🇸❄️💥🍡🍔 #bridgeport#california#usa