Sea gull Photos
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Elevated Wharf View
One more elevated view of Stearns Wharf. I really liked this spot, but the wind was really picking up so it made me a little nervous to have the camera suspended high above the water. But I'll be back to this spot again in the near future.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Santa Barbara View from Stearns Wharf
Recently I had a request for a cover shot that showed a view of Santa Barbara from Stearns Wharf. I have quite a few Stearns Wharf shots but the client was looking for a daytime shot, and most of my wanderings on the Wharf have been in the evening. This was one of the first shots after I raised the camera in this spot, the sea gull was really interested in the camera. I think he was planning on landing on it. He only thought better of it at the very last second.
Sunday, August 27, 2006
Butterfly Beach Sunset
It was a nice sunset this evening. No clouds, but still a nice glow in the sky.
Thursday, August 24, 2006
I went to the doctor and, big surprise, I have to eat
healthier and get more exercise! (should have seen that comin')
On the plus side, walking is his recommended way to do that.
And I figure, if you're gonna walk, you might as well do it
This is Butterfly Beach in Santa Barbara. It is one of the less traveled beaches around here. It is not in an area that you would normally stumble on. And it is our favorite beach. So after making one good pedometer out of two broken ones, we had a nice sunset walk. Oh, I mean... we went out and got some exercise!
Tuesday, December 6, 2005
Playing with Dolphins
I'm not totally sure if she was reaching up to hug the dolphin, or she was imagining it jumping through her arms. I think it was the latter. Either way, I can thank my hound dog for the opportunity to capture this scene. I would have slept in if not for the fact that she was in the mood for an uncharacteristic early morning walk.
Thursday, November 24, 2005
Well I tried to find a Turkey, but I guess a couple of
sea gulls will have to do!
Happy Thanksgiving anyway!
Thursday, January 27, 2005
Here are two different croppings of the same image.
I love trying to catch birds in flight and this one was very cooperative! This was during a walk on Leadbetter Beach (one of the main tourist beaches in Santa Barbara, by the Harbor) at sunset right after feeding the seagulls a little bread. (Hey, I have to pay my models! And these guys are smart enough to get payment up front)
The poles sticking up in the air are the masts of small rental catamarans on the beach. And, if your monitor is bright enough to see it, the rectangle on the pole at the right of the smaller image is an array of lights over the sports field at Santa Barbara City College.
Thursday, January 13, 2005
Hazy Day at the Beach
Well the rain has been crazy, and as I am
writing this I have the news on to hear if
we have to evacuate. Strange since we do not live
very close to anything that you would think would
be a problem. But, it seems there is a culvert
in the mountains above here (by State Route 154).
Well there was a mud/rock slide into the
culvert that blocked it. Now there is a lake building
up behind the man made berms on the side of
what is left of the highway, and I would guess they
are not really made to hold eight million gallons
On the up side, the rainy days make for some interesting pictures. I have always loved taking pictures in odd lighting. Noon on a sunny day is the most boring time to take a picture.