While visiting family out in California for the holidays, we went to Pismo Beach for a day. It was a hazy day, so it wasn’t the best environment for catching some clear surfing shots, but that didn’t mean there weren’t some good photo opportunities to be had. Check out the album below.
A shot looking south from the pier. The hazy atmosphere resulted in some interesting light.
A surfer on the north side of the pier in the pit. The feeling of getting barreled is like nothing else. Usually Pismo waves break pretty flat, but this day had some great little barrels.
This was taken up on the pier. While seagulls are common along the shore (and even here in Michigan), this guy was particularly sharp. Couldn’t resist grabbing a shot of him.
There were a ton of baby sea gulls running around. They weren’t easy to photograph, since they were moving around so quickly. I liked the reflection of this one in the sand.
Who invited the bi-plane into the line-up? Looks like a nice little set coming in down below.
This was taken from the beach with my 100-400. Nice little cutback off the lip.
A surfer heading in. While walking along the beach I saw this potential shot (when the surfer wasn’t there). I had to wait for awhile before someone passed by to complete the composition.
This evening on Au Train lake in Michiganâ€™s Upper Peninsula was so quiet and serene. Â I can gaze at this photo forever.
Though it looks like a daytime shot, this full moon rising over the Atlantic at dusk was quite brilliant.
Myrtle Beach, SC.