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Welcome to my blog. Looking through my posts you will find that I love and have a passion for photography and although my expertise so to speak is in Sports Action, I have been getting into wildlife and senior portraits. No matter what I'm shooting I want to bring my client the best possible shot I can and give them / you a photograph that you will cherish for a lifetime. If your looking for someone to capture your child in action, to show the intensity and emotion in which your child plays, look no further. Just drop me a line (e-mail) at homerkenpo@aol.com. I cover most areas in Southern Califoria.

Monday, December 3, 2012

A Day at the Beach

 First - This past Saturday was a great day to simply be outside, well at least for me.  We've been having some rain out here in Southern California and from what I've heard the surf was high, so I thought I'd get out Saturday morning to capture some surf action.

Well the wife decided to come out and join me this fine morning.  Leaving the house the skies were dark and overcast with the ground wet from a current slight drizzle.  Knowing I have an Aqua cover for my camera we both ventured out to Seal Beach.

Upon arriving the sky lightened up with the sun starting to shine through in spots.  Now although the first picture shows my wife with her jacket on it was a nice morning.  I was able to stand in the low surf with a shirt and shorts on while I shot.  What a great morning it was, not because the action was all that, but because it was a great day "To simply be out".  Now the surf wasn't that high, but I was able to come away with some nice captures.


After spending the morning at Seal Beach the wife and I went for a nice lunch and then home.  As the day progressed I decided to head out once again for some sunset shots at Huntington Beach.

Drove to Huntington Beach and stayed a couple of hours shooting the pier and coming home with the below shots.  Now these are my attempt at HDR and although this look isn't for everyone I rather like how they came out.

Now its time to make an observation.  People in general have no common sense or respect for others.  During both of these outings I had various people simply walk or stand directly in front of me while shooting.  While shooting the surf I had my 300 f/2.8 along with a 1.4 tele-converter on.  This set up may not be the biggest, but it sure stands out when holding it and yet people would still walk or stand right in front of me.  While shooting sunsets I would use my tripod for long exposures and would get various people walking right in front of me.  I don't let things bother me and just shake it off and wait till their gone and then I will continue doing my thing.  Just wish people would have decency and use their head.

Now I step off my box hoping you enjoyed these shots as much as I did taking them.

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