Week 29 – Landscape: Waterscape


Here’s Week 29 of the 52-week Photo Challenge. The challenge for week 29 is Landscape; specifically, Waterscape. For this week’s challenge, I decided to use one of the sunset shots from Carmel-by-the-Sea. The sunset from Carmel was one of the best we have seen. The beach didn’t have any interesting foreground so I decided to just do long exposure. I tried exposure bracketing so that I can either combine the shots to get the dynamic range or use one of the 3 photos that turns out well.

This shot was not an ultra long exposure but just long enough to smooth out the water completely. The end result made the water look like clouds. I loved the way this turned out. The setting sun was reflecting in the smooth, cloudy water. I decided to give this photo an oomph factor and decided to add a couple of birds flying. The silhouette of the birds with everything else in the photo made this one of my best photos.


Week 27: Artistic – Blue


Here’s Week 27 of the 52-week Photo Challenge. The challenge for week 27 is Artistic; specifically, Blue. I was out on a Photo Meetup to the Palace of Fine Arts. I knew this challenge was overdue and we were at the Palace during Blue Hour. I thought I’d use this one of the shots from this Photo Shoot for this challenge. I liked how the Blue Sky reflecting in the water against the lit up, This was a long exposure shot. It was unbelievably cold. What I’ve noticed is that as long as I am shooting, I don’t really feel the cold. As soon as I stop, it suddenly hits me 🙂

Week 26 – Landscape: Simplify

Here’s Week 26 of the 52-week Photo Challenge. The challenge for week 26 is Landscape: Simplify. The goal was to simplify the scene to make the primary subject stand-out. For this week’s Challenge, I decided to use one of the shots from my trip to Carmel-by-the-Sea. Sowmya’s mom was visiting us and we took her out Monterey Wharf, 17-Mile Drive, and ended up at Carmel for Sunset. This was one of the best Sunsets I have even seen. So beautiful!

I took this shot to keep is simple. I wanted to keep the focus image on the beautiful colors – in the clouds and in the reflection. I thought this fit well with the theme of this week’s challenge.