while the dc area was pounded by yet another snowstorm last week, i fled west. some southern california locals complained about the rain storm and chilly air – but i embraced every second of my time in san diego, pacific beach and encinitas.
i’ve mentioned shooting series before – taking lots of pictures of a scene to show the bigger story. i loved watching this group of surfers take to the water. they were intent on their mission and barely stopped after the long hike down the wooden stairs – so it was a nice progression that was easy to shoot. it’s a useful habit to take pictures in a series even if you won’t use them all – it’s good practice, you can test various angles, framing, distances, settings, etc and it’s easy to compare them afterwards to discover what worked best and learn.
if you’re snowbound, beware: an intense urge to buy a plane ticket and a surf board could suddenly overcome you.