La Jolla cove has always been my go to place when I need to clear my mind. This time when I went, it was pretty busy that day because I went to the cove right before the sun was going to set. I was lucky enough to find a good spot near the rocks as I waited for the sun to set. This gave me a good opportunity to try out different settings that would give me the best results on capturing the sunset.
After the sunset, I went down to the beach area around the cove where there were a lot of rocks. It was pretty isolated so there wasn’t anyone around. I’ve seen pictures the beach where the water looks misty and foggy, so this gave me a great opportunity to try it on my own! I knew it was a long exposure but I wasn’t sure as to how long it should be. I tried a bunch of different settings until I was happy enough with the results in the end.
A lot of my learning in photography is looking at photos and trying to dissect how they were created. It gives me the chance to plug and play settings until I am happy with a photograph that my camera has captured. I wouldn’t say that I got the best photos I could when I went to La Jolla this one particular day, but I will definitely be coming back soon. I was moreso scared that the waves would pick up as I was trying to take a long exposure and completely drench my camera with salt water.