Dr Marm never without my Nikon!

Huntington Beach and Sunset Views

Made a whirlwind trip to LA the first week in October to visit family.

Thanks to Andy Brooks for driving through the storm from heck!  Not fun to be deluged by pouring rain and then hit an area of construction on I-5 only to have mud splash across the windshield.  But we made it safely.

We were rewarded with a wonderful clear sky for sunset on Wednesday night and headed to Sunset Beach.  Although, not a sunset shot–this was my favorite from that evening. (Lensbaby view!)

After sunset via Lensbaby Sweet 35 Optic

We did find a few minutes to visit Seal Beach…

Surf's Up and Head's Up

Leave only Footprints...

Soaring

The following evening, we met up with a friend from Facebook.  Have been enjoying Jeff Scott’s images and originally connected with him through his cousin, Pat–fondly known as Scooter from our Girl Scout Camp days at Camp Mountain Meadows.  It was a pleasure to meet and shoot in person!  Here are a few of the views.

I had put a request in for clouds–but none were to be found in this direction.

Arm in Arm

Still hitting the Waves at Dusk

Sunset View

Did have a good laugh at myself that evening when I saw the shots Jeff shared on Facebook.  We met at the Huntington Beach Pier…have seen many shots from Jeff near this locale.  Since the setting sun location was not in alignment from underneath the pier–I wanted it at the end…decided not to try and get the pier.  So, Andy and I were shooting the sunset on the North side of the pier.  Jeff—was shooting from the South side and got tremendous shots of the sunset with the pier in it! Clearly, just because the sun wasn’t where I wanted it to be–still made for a fabulous shot with great shadows!  Note to self–next time, get the pier in the sunset shot!!  May I always have the ability to laugh at myself and learn from others:)  Thanks for that moment, Jeff!

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6 responses

  1. I LOVE the photos and LOVE the photo of the Gull!

    October 22, 2011 at 3:03 pm

  2. Great shots! The soaring gull capture is super.

    October 22, 2011 at 3:08 pm

  3. Some beautiful photos here. I agree with Dawn: The photo of the gull is spectacular!

    October 22, 2011 at 3:17 pm

  4. BirdGalAlcatraz

    All the photos are wonderful, but I agree with everyone that the gull shot is just super!

    October 23, 2011 at 1:21 pm

  5. Great shots!! Like them all.

    October 23, 2011 at 6:22 pm

  6. Oooh! So many beautiful beach shots! So very peaceful. I love the beach and your post made me long for a stroll along the Gulf coast of Florida. Outstanding soaring gull image, though all are fantastic!

    October 27, 2011 at 3:14 pm

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