Monday, October 31, 2011

California Photo Fest Day 2

California Photo Fest is quickly becoming a passing memory.  Time truly does march on.  But before another day goes by, I will slip in a few more shots from Day 2.
It started with a short hike, before daybreak, up Black Hill in Morro Bay for a sunrise shoot.  Stunning view.  But in my excitement, I neglected to reset my settings on my camera and missed some great light for the first dozen or so shots.  Learning... more... all ... the time.

Moon set with Jupiter and Morro Rock

Sun is coming

Looking north east

Morro Rock at Daybreak

Sun has arrived in a cloudless sky
Next is horses on the beach at sunset...what a treat...but must run.  Time for work.  Later all!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

riposa in pace Marco Simoncelli

It is with an extremely heavy heart that I blog tonight.  We lost someone in the MotoGP family today.  Though I did not know him personally, it has hit rather hard.  I took pictures of Marco at this years Moto Gp at Laguna Seca and his personality rang through.  I suppose because we follow the race circuit, I feel we are part of the "family".
Farewell Marco, we will miss you.

Friday, October 21, 2011

CA Photo Fest Day 1

Last week I participated in California Photo Fest held here in San Luis Obispo, CA.  I had a fantastic time with our daughter and saw friends and made new ones.  The first day ended with a sunset shoot at Cayucos Pier.  Here are some of my shots from the shoot.  And it was 89 degrees when we left after dark!  Could not have asked for a better end to the day.

Jaun Pons, Instructor

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Add it to my list....

After attending the greatest California Photo Fest ever (for me), I came away with a wish list of equipment.  Now added to lenses, gear, books, etc. is also the Black Rapid strap for women.  I can see that this would be an improvement to the neck strap in many ways.

And now I have the chance to win one.  You can too at:

My website is:  ThruCatzEyes at Zenfolio.  Please stop by a take a peek.  It is almost ready for the full launch.  I recommend them if you are interested in building your website.  Tell me what you think.

I can thank my daughter, Angela Andrieux Photography, for stumbling across great finds.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

2011 Scott Kelby World Wide Photo Walk

This past weekend I participated in Scott Kelby's 4th Annual World Wide Photo Walk.  I highly encourage anyone interested in photography to participate, no matter what level you are or what you shoot with.  You will meet a great bunch of folks.
The one I chose was held in Morro Bay and was sponsored by Photo Morro Bay.  We met at Tidelands Park at 9:30am on Saturday the 1st of October.  Morro Bay was also celebrating the Harbor Festival, so I arrived early to make parking easier.  The day was unexpectedly clear and warm, so the harbor was reflective and quiet.  Perfect!

We had a great time, meeting up with fellow enthusiasts and making friends with new ones.  
Here are some of the photos I "walked"away with for the day.

Exercise in Color               

In the Shadows

Iron Deterrent

On the Road Again

California Dreaming

Melting Kayaks

Soulful Skiff

Little Cuties  
Remains of the Intrepid