Black and White Beach Photos

Yesterday, I spent a good deal of the afternoon shooting with my Sony RX1R.

I “forced” myself to leave my Canon at home.

My Canon is like an extension of my own body.  I can shoot it with my eyes closed.

I want to get just as familiar with my new back-up camera.

When I first arrived at the beach it was a little foggy.

Black and white is always a great choice when there’s fog.

The sun cleared the skies quickly, but some of my favorite shots from the afternoon were those first “foggy” shots.

(Due to lack of time, today’s photos have been converted to black and white but that’s IT.  No time to play with editing!)

It was a crowded day at the beach.

The parking lot was full even though the morning fog hadn’t yet cleared.

Balboa Parking Lot © SHaggerty 2013 W-1

I was on the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach.

The peninsula gets a lot of traffic on weekends.

People who live close enough to bike to and from the beach do.

(I wish I could!)

Bikes BW 3 © SHaggerty 2013 W-1

I’m used to shooting a little wider, usually 24mm minimum, but I’m starting to get used to a 35mm lens.

Balboa Pier BW 3 © SHaggerty 2013 W-1

I know it sounds strange, but I like being “forced” to shoot with restrictions.

(In this case – a fixed 35mm lens.)

It’s a challenge.

Pier Slats BW © SHaggerty 2013 W-1

Sometimes, I wish I could rent a beachfront houses for a month or two.

It doesn’t matter that I live close enough to visit whenever I want.

How nice would it be to have coffee while looking at the ocean every morning?

For Rent © SHaggerty 2013 W-1

I made a friend on the pier.

I fed him a (live!!!) fish, and he vowed to love me forever ….

Pelican BW © SHaggerty 2013 W-1

Of course, you know how promises of undying devotion go …..

He kept an eye on me, but after awhile, he decided to hang out with the fishermen instead.

Love can be so fickle.

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