An overcast morning in La Jolla

We made the ninety minute drive south to La Jolla recently for a quick weekend getaway. Even though we've been to La Jolla numerous times over the last couple years, I never get tired of exploring this stretch of beautiful shoreline with my camera. On this particular trip, we were fortunate enough to wake up on our last morning to overcast skies. While gloomy weather might not sound ideal for a day at the beach, it does make for more interesting and dramatic photographs. Here are three of my favorite images from the overcast morning we spent wandering along Coast Boulevard.

First Light in La Jolla

La Jolla has become one of my favorite places to shoot over the last couple of years. From the Scripps Pier to Seal Rock, there are plenty of interesting photographic opportunities to be found along this stretch of the California coast. During my most recent outing, I headed to Coast Boulevard Park to catch the sunrise and to photograph the rocky shoreline in the day's first light. I don't get to watch the sunrise as often as I like, so it's always a treat to watch the sky change colors as the sun begins to make its way over the horizon. Here are a set of long exposure images from my morning in La Jolla shot with the X-T1 and XF 18-55mm.

The Salk Institute

I've been wanting to photograph the Salk Institute for some time now. During a trip to La Jolla this past weekend, I finally got a chance to do so. Here are a few images of the courtyard shot using the X-T1 and XF 14mm. For the first three long exposure images, I used the Lee Seven5 system which I'm finding myself using more and more.

A Morning in La Jolla

During our trip to San Diego last weekend, I took advantage of our proximity to La Jolla by heading out to shoot at sunrise. At around 6:30 Sunday morning, we made our way to Children's Pool Beach where I made a few long exposure photographs of the sea wall and its surrounding areas. Here are a few of the images from our early morning outing that were shot using the X-Pro1 and XF 14mm.