Light Play on the Pacific

While driving along the coast in the late afternoon I noticed the sun, clouds and water interacting together and making patterns of radiance on the waters of the Pacific Ocean.

Pulling over, I grabbed my camera with my 24-105mm zoom lens to capture the glory.

Usually there are only a few times I will shoot towards the sun, for sunsets or rises, but I have started changing that lately and this is one of those instances. The reflections were mesmerizing.

After taking a few photos I switched to my 100-300mm zoom lens and decided to bring the brilliance closer.

And then, even closer, to see the light dancing on the water.

I couldn’t resist these two fishing boats heading back to the harbor.

Finally, a pelican flew right across my sights and I have a soft spot for pelicans, so yet another pelican photo. . .

Photography is about using and capturing light and there are many ways to accomplish it. I am not so reluctant to shoot towards the sun any more. Capturing the sun’s rays is yet another way of photographing scenes, even if it can be a bit challenging.  The dance of the sun and water with a few clouds for shadows was something to celebrate.

~ Sue

4 thoughts on “Light Play on the Pacific

  1. wonderful shots, reminds me why I love it here so much. Have you seen the pelicans down at the trump beach in PV? Massive numbers of them, diving in for their catch like arrows from the sky. Very powerful.

    • Yes, funny you should mention that. I was hiking there a week ago and saw that very same phenomenon! It IS powerful! First time I had seen so many in one spot and diving two, three or four at a time.

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