A Night at the Pier


Does anyone have a Subaru Outback they are looking to part ways with?  I could use one, asap.  Thanks!

A Night at the Pier – Oceanside, California

It’s hard to know when a sky will light up at sunset, or if you’ll find that interesting place to photograph… But, one thing’s for sure, if you don’t go, you’ll never know.  My tripod had been held up in Los Angeles, so when I arrived to Oceanside, I was about to just call it a night and wait to shoot some other time.  The sunset that ensued turned out to be one of the best of the trip, so needless to say, I’m happy I went.  It just goes to show, that it’s better to be out and not get the shot, than be in and wish you had gone.

The Edge… there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over. ~ Hunter S. Thompson

Night at Pier California William Woodward

Oceanside Pier Sunset

When the World Gives You Lemons

I came up with a new saying the other day.  Not sure if it’s really all that applicable to most situations, but it works for me.  When the world leaves you without a tripod, find something else to rest your camera on.

Oceanside Pier Sunset

I read a neat quote the other day.   Maybe it reminded me of me.

I am not that interested in photographing reality; for me, it’s about creating a fantasy. ~ Jez Smith

I think overall that works pretty well.  I don’t think that he means that he wants things to look unreal, just that creating the reality that he envisions is something a little more fantastic, kind of like myself.  There is a difference between what’s real and what we really see.  It’s the romantic disconnect between our eyes and our brains.  At the end of the day, the only thing we have is our interpretations and feelings of what we experienced.

Oceanside Sunset California William Woodward

With the Wind and the Tide

Good Morning California

Well my bag made it back to me late last night, not much before I returned back from a little exploration evening around the town of Oceanside.  I think I might need to rent a surfboard down there one of these evenings.

With the Wind and the Tide

Due to the fact that my bag was left in Los Angeles, there went my tripod as well.  That’s what I get for checking it… Oh well, as I say, when the world leaves your tripod-less, find something else to rest your camera on. The nice thing about not having a tripod, though, was that it helped me look to new things that I may have missed if I was lugging around the camera on the tripod, and I may have even missed this shot.  Just as the sun was hitting the horizon, I noticed that there was this little sailboat out on the horizon, with full sail.  I scrambled in the wet sand to swap lenses, and got a few shots that I was really excited about.  This one had the best waves :).

The Tide Oceanside California William Woodward