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Mar 15

Shooting on the California Coast

I recently went to San Diego, California for a seminar.  The timing was tight, with travel on two of the three days I was there, and attendance at the seminar for large portions of the day.  The only real time to get out and take a few pictures was the afternoon of the day I arrived, and early in the morning and one of the evenings.  Still, the inner photographer in me awoke, and I made sure to get out and shoot, getting up early before the sun rose to be in position for pre-dawn shooting, and planning a spot via prior research to snag a nice sunset over the Pacific. That involved climbing down a cliff side to get to the rocks jutting into the sea, but it was well worth it. All told, I’m quite pleased with the results I achieved in the limited time I was there, and I thought I’d share several of my photos from the quick trip.  I hope you enjoy!

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Rocks Before Dawn - LaJolla Cove Beach, LaJolla, California - Fujifilm X-T1 with Fujinon XF 10-24mm f/4 OIS @ 24mm, f/16, 3 min 30s

Rocks Before Dawn – LaJolla Cove Beach, LaJolla, CA – Fujifilm X-T1 with Fujinon XF 10-24mm f/4 @ 24mm, f/16, 3m 30s, ISO 200

Scripps Pier, La Jolla, CA - Fujifilm X-T1 with Fujinon XF 10-24mm f/4 @ 10mm, f/8, 2m 40s, ISO 200

Scripps Pier, La Jolla, CA – Fujifilm X-T1 with Fujinon XF 10-24mm f/4 @ 10mm, f/8, 2m 40s, ISO 200

Scripps Pier, La Jolla, CA - Fujifilm X-T1 with Fujinon XF 10-24mm f/4 @ 24mm, f/16, 1m 30s, ISO 200

Scripps Pier, La Jolla, CA – Fujifilm X-T1 with Fujinon XF 10-24mm f/4 @ 24mm, f/16, 1m 30s, ISO 200

Pacific Sunset - Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, San Diego, CA - Fujifilm X-T1 with Fujinon XF 10-24mm f/4 @ 21mm, f/11, 1/80s, ISO 200

Pacific Sunset – Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, San Diego, CA – Fujifilm X-T1 with Fujinon XF 10-24mm f/4 @ 21mm, f/11, 1/80s, ISO 200

Sea Lion on the Rocks, La Jolla Cove Beach, La Jolla CA - Fujifilm X-T1 with Fujinon XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 @ 200mm, f/4.8, 0.7s, ISO 1000

Sea Lion on the Rocks, La Jolla Cove Beach, CA – Fujifilm X-T1 with Fujinon XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 @ 200mm, f/4.8, 0.7s, ISO 1000

Scripps Pier, La Jolla, CA - Fujifilm X-T1 with Fujinon XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 @ 55mm, f/8, 2.1s, ISO 200

Scripps Pier, La Jolla, CA – Fujifilm X-T1 with Fujinon XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 @ 55mm, f/8, 2.1s, ISO 200

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, San Diego, CA - Fujifilm X-T1 with Fujinon XF 10-24mm f/4 @ 10mm, f/8, 1/150s, ISO 200

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, San Diego, CA – Fujifilm X-T1 with Fujinon XF 10-24mm @ 10mm, f/8, 1/150s, ISO 200

About the author

Jordan Steele

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Admiring Light; Photographer; Electrical Engineer and Dad

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  1. Budd

    You captures the essence of the San Diego/LaJolla seashore. Very beautiful images.

  2. David

    Really enjoyed this post and the one on tripods. I’d be interested in learning more about the process of research and planning you go through for this sort of trip. I often travel for work but don’t often think to bring the camera and (soon to be purchased) tripod along with me.

    1. Jordan Steele

      I’m very glad to hear you got something out of my articles! I may write an article about planning. It’s a good idea. I’ve done a few articles here and there on planning for specific shoots, which you can find in the technique and vision section of the site (or sometimes just in photo posts). I often research photo locations for trips like this, by looking at photos others have taken in an area, as well as some scouting with Google maps and other sites.

      1. David

        Thanks, I’ll check these articles out

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