Los Angeles to Santa Cruz
I just did a small road trip up to San Francisco with some friends from RVCA to shoot some of Al Knosts new line with rvca, as well as shoot some winter wear. The crew was Al, Tanner, Ellis who is in town from Australia, Ford, Jack Coleman, Matty and brought along Travis for the ride too. Been shooting a bunch of “scenic/landscapes” lately, not really sure why. When I was younger I looked past landscape photography. I never really appreciated work by photographers like Ansel Adams until lately. Not really sure why, but I have been running with it a little bit. The 101 north has some beautiful and photogenic landscapes and is especially conducive to the feeling of a continual interest of mine, exploring open space. Not a whole lot going on between Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz on the 101.
Anyways, click for more. Going to separate this post into a few different segments because there are a ton of images. Check back for more in a couple days. Going to attempt to get back onto this blog every couple of days since I have been shooting a ton, and I should be putting stuff up on here daily at the least. CLICK FOR
We stopped by Rincon at night on the way up. It was super low tide and the waves were small, but the water had a really bright phosphorescence. You can see it in the white water of the waves where it looks neon blue. Pretty rad. And the stars reflecting in the wet sand. Super high ISO and a fast lens and a steady hand.
Mid trip quiver check.
This was our first glance at surf. Jalama Beach.
Jalama had a few waves the next morning and we decided to take a stop and get wet. Fun dumpy peaks.
Back on the road, we were making a B-Line to Santa Cruz to make it there before dark to get an evening session in.
Stopped at this beautiful, Año Nuevo which is the site of the largest mainland breeding colony of the northern elephant seal. kinda sketchy seeing that Great White’s like to snack on seals…. Waves were lackluster, but it was photogenic to say the least.
Right before Ellis paddled out the skies parted for a second and the light got beautiful.
Check back for the rest of the series in a couple days.