Laguna Beach Sunset

I’ve officially  abused  broken in my new camera.

I took it to Laguna Beach late yesterday.

I sat, fully dressed, in the surf and took photos of the sunset.

It was one of the prettiest sunsets I’ve seen in months.

Summer Sunset in Laguna Beach.

I drove home once the sky had turned completely dark.

My car is full of sand.

My shower is full of sand.

And today I’ll be spending hours cleaning multiple lenses and my no-longer-new camera.

I’ll also be going through all the photos I took.

I really put the camera through its paces.

I was constantly changing settings and experimenting with how far I can push it in various circumstances.

I have to say, based on my first glance at the photos,

The camera is capable of stunning results with an experienced user.

(For those of you photo nerds out there, I took seventy percent of last night’s photos with my Canon 11-24 lens – which is pretty damn amazing in its own right.)

I hate going to our local beaches around holidays and/or during the summer months when they’re overrun by tourists.

But, we’re having funky weather so I *must* go.

Funky weather equals stunning sunsets.

There’s no better way to get familiar with a new camera than to shoot with it.

I’m already scheming on some possible mixed media art pieces using some of last night’s photos.

7 Responses to “Laguna Beach Sunset”

  1. Michelle

    That is beautiful. I love how the sky seems to be afire at times. We are in winter Down Under, and the other night on the way home it seemed the horizon was ablaze, the next night it was as though someone had spilled watercolors in pink, purple, and orange. Unfortunately, I wasn’t in a place to stop and photograph. But I did get to enjoy it.

    • Suzanne

      That sounds beautiful.
      I’m hoping to (finally) make it your way next February or March.
      Fingers crossed ….!

    • Suzanne

      Thank you.
      It was a gorgeous evening.
      I took so many photos because the colors kept changing.
      : )

  2. Mj

    OMG! I was almost in tears because I read your first sentence too quickly and thought you BROKE your new camera. Phew! I am glad that you didn’t. That photo is totally awesome! I love the wave and the palm trees on the right leading my eyes directly to the sunset. I would have totally thought you were off your rocker had I seen you fully dressed, sitting in the surf though. 🙂

    • Suzanne

      Yes, I’m sure a few people thought I was nuts.
      Laguna gets a lot of international tourists.
      They were all staring at the crazy blonde American woman sitting in the surf taking photos.
      : )

  3. Judi

    As I looked out the window last night, I was so hoping you were capturing that sunset! It was truly amazing. Monsoon season is good for something.


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