The Images of Ashala

Archive for December, 2011

Creative Nature and Seascape Photography

_MG_4201-2 Cambria Waves, Cambria, CA

_MG_4202-2 Cambria Waves, Cambria, CA

Using a slow shutter speed, aka as “dragging the shutter,”  is a great way to shoot ocean waves and achieve a creative blur in nature and seascape photography.   There are many ways to shoot creative photography, and this is just one of them.  These images were shot early in the morning when I was shooting sunrise near the beautiful coastal town of Cambria on the Central Coast of California.  I focused on the rocks in the foreground.  Using a slow shutter speed, any movement will blur.   I like to use the lowest ISO possible.  On the Canon 5D,MII, it goes down to 50.   For these images, I used a tripod.   The aperture was at F14 and exposure at 1/6 sec.    Using a tripod is a must and a mirror lock up is very helpful to avoid camera shake.  It’s really fun because you never know exactly what the water will be like – sometimes silky, sometimes sharp and frozen.  Use different shutter speeds and see what you can come up with.  Living on the California Central Coast we have plenty of opportunity to shoot amazing nature and seascape photography with opportunities everywhere.

_MG_4144-2 Cambria Waves, Cambria,

This image  shot for 1 sec at F22 creates the look of more wispy waves as opposed to the sharp edged ones above.

 

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Occupy San Francisco Shoot

The Occupy Wall Street movement is history in the making on many levels.  From a photographic standpoint, there is plenty to shoot.  This weekend I spent some time in the beautiful city of San Francisco and had the opportunity to pay a visit to the Occupy San Francisco encampment on the waterfront which is part of the Occupy Wall Street movement which has spread like wildfire both nationally and internationally.  I was fortunate to get the shots that I did, because 12 hours later at 1 a.m. 100 cops descended on the encampment and arrested 80+ people rousting them from their sleep and destroying the encampment.  I would have liked to have been there to document it, but I had left by then.   As of now, the pics that are on this blog are no longer there.  It was completely torn down and destroyed.  Growing up in the 60’s, this was quite a throwback to days of old.  I was captivated by the diversity of the people in the occupy encampment and spent hours talking with them.  The Occupy Wall Street movement gets bigger by the day.  As one is torn down, another springs up.

_MG_4959-2 Occupy San Francisco

Img 4878 Scott Peterson Holding a Sacred Space

 

Spent quite a while talking to Scott Peterson who comes each day to hold a sacred space.  He does not live at the encampment but comes each day bringing food to share and spends time in the sacred space he created

_MG_4980-2 Occupy San Francisco Mannequin

San Francisco art still thrives everywhere in the City by the Bay at Occupy San Francisco.

IMG 4949 Occupy San Francisco Journal

_MG_4945-2 Occupy San Francisco Journal

It was the small things that caught my attention…

_MG_3481-2 Occupy San Francisco Music

The Christmas spirit was alive and well at Occupy San Francisco.

_MG_4953-2 Occupy San Francisco Sacred Space

It saddens me to think this sacred space met its demise at 1 a.m. at the hands of batons.

_MG_3485-2 Occupy San Francisco Library

 

 

Gone, too, is the library.

_MG_4895-2 Occupy San Francisco

_MG_4836-2 Occupy San Francisco

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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