Pacific Beach (San Diego) California

This way to the beach:

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A northern Californian’s arrival at the beach. Ahhhh.

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The situation.

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A house on the beach for you:

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And dinner at California Kabob  (highly recommended).

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5 thoughts on “Pacific Beach (San Diego) California

  1. laurie27wsmith

    Now you’re getting in the mood, these are good. The food is good, now if you have shadows pop your flash up and use it. This will banish the shadows and even out the light over the subject. Especially with people’s faces, if you are taking portraits in harsh sunlight, use the flash. That pizza looks great. 1st pic. The footprints are good, your eyes follow them to the woman. 2nd, good shapes on the sand. 3rd, a good shot but the wall distracts the viewer, you could focus a little closer or crop it out. 4th Two good subjects but it’s hard to know which one to look at first. One or the other? 5th, the intention is good but the foreground is bare. Perhaps taking it from where the kelp is and having the kelp in focus and the background out of focus. Or move a few yards to your right and zoom in on one of the people, the man in the centre of your pic for instance. 6th. This is great, you’re using the white line to draw the viewer’s eye to the subject and it does it beautifully. 7th. The intent is good here, all the lines and angles. 8th onwards. The food looks great, the only problem with the menu is the glare on the left, you could probably diminish it in your editing software. You’re being bold Nia.
    Cheers
    Laurie.

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    1. Nia Simone and Ántonia Moran Post author

      Thank you so much, Laurie! I didn’t know what I was doing with any of them. I chose based on instinct. I wasn’t happy with the beach one but I had to put it in there so people could see the beach. You’ve helped me understand what I like about the compositions… what drew me to them, what is less great about the ones that I wasn’t satisfied with and how to fix it. I really appreciate the analysis!!!

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      Nia

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      1. laurie27wsmith

        That’s why it’s good to get out and shoot. Sometimes you can’t get the right angle but you end up with something good. Leading lines, i.e. footprints, white line, draw our eye into the main focus of the picture. Don’t be afraid to take several shots at a time, or on slightly different angles. It’s amazing what you can catch. I’m happy that you appreciate the analysis. happy snapping.
        Cheers
        Laurie.

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