Clouds over the marina

ANNOUNCEMENT: New Blog Series/Guest-Feature-thing coming soon!!  Something cool I have been thinking about and working on for a while.  I alluded to this during my "Farewell 2011" post, and the first one is just about ready.  I think maybe this week...so please keep checking back.  Is that enough of a teaser for ya?

I caught this image while wandering around outside my hotel in San Diego, CA.  I was there for work and had a little time before I had to get busy - so I couldn't wander far - but anytime I can get awesome clouds and some cool boats I am pretty happy to fire off some brackets!  Even if it makes me late for a meeting haha.

One thing to keep in mind when shooting boats is that since they are on water they are moving.  I know that is obvious, but when you are in the moment it doesn't always come to mind.  Sometimes the movement is very slight, and you may not even notice it when you are there, but when you are taking multiple exposures (or a long exposure) it can cause problems.  I learned long ago never to actually stand on the dock and shoot, since they are not that steady and your shots will never line up, or they will blur!  I learned that one the hard way, sadly.  And they were some cool shots.  Oh well.   :)

Posted on January 16, 2012 and filed under California, HDR, San Diego, Travel.