Used an antique color setting for this shot to try and give it an older photo or polaroid picture look.
This was going to be my first choice for the weekly challenge of ‘sea’ because I felt a wide angle or panoramic view of the ocean kind of shows a greater magnitude of what the word ‘sea’ means to me. However, I changed my mind last minute after reflecting on my trip to Hawaii and the clear and bright blue waters which I remember there.
When I think of the word “sea” I think beaches and shores of blue ocean with an unending view of the water.
As fortunate as I am to live fairly close to many of California’s beaches I felt the greatest view of the sea I ever had was during my 2010 trip to the island of Kauai while hiking along the Kalalau trails.
If anyone else is in the least bit drawn to this photo, well then, you can only imagine what a mosquito or a moth must see in it.
Was just sort of testing my camera’s manual focusing at night at a shutter speed fast enough that could still be pulled off handheld without the use of a tripod or any image stabilization.
While taking a shot of the Joshua tree and sun behind it, a tiny speck below the left branch of the tree when zoomed in close, reveals a little birdie who just happened to zip by and get caught up in the moment of the scene.
If you have a large screen, you may also find another bird perched atop the Joshua in the background as well.