Castle Hill

This spot is a hidden gem. I was born in New England and wish I knew about this location sooner. Castle Hill lighthouse, located in Newport, Rhode Island, is just a short walk from nearby parking through a wooded path to the shoreline. It was overcast all day and started drizzling once we got here but the cloudy sky made for better photos. I never like takings sunset pictures of a cloudless sky. I find it make the pictures boring and uninteresting. Once I got here I had to hop out to the farthest rock I could find to grab this shot where I mounted the camera on my tripod and snapped away. Hope you like the results. Please follow and like...

Driver

I liked this photo a lot after I saw it on my camera when I shot it. I was working on getting the right amount of glare in the picture when I was taking it which was a little tricky and I couldn’t have known that it would have worked out this good when I was looking through the viewfinder since light can be tricky like that. This was one of my first few shots that I had taken with my Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 lens. This is a less expensive version of it’s Nikon counterpart and in my opinion works just as well. Although, it would be nice to have the auto-focus feature. The tricky thing is that when you look through the viewfinder with a wide open aperture like I was using, you don’t actually get an accurate representation of what it will look like in the actual photo. I didn’t know you could press the depth of field preview button at the time to do this so I was going off experience with different apertures and hoping for the best on this one. The sun couldn’t have been in a better position when I took this. It produced an awesome glare that gave the image a movie poster feel and really worked out. This is my buddy Steven Feusi¬†who happened to be the driver of a sweet old Chevy Nova that ended up being extremely photogenic. Hope you guys like the results! Please follow and like...

Lifeguard Shack

If you go a little North of San Diego and follow the coast, you will hit this area known as Torrey Pines State Reserve which is right near La Jolla, California. This is a beautiful area right along the beach with giant cliffs that you can traverse around and go exploring. There are numerous hiking trails that are accessible and awesome vantage points as well. Unfortunately if you want to park then you have to pay to go inside the gate but you may get lucky and find a spot just outside the gate. This spot was actually real close to where I parked. I just got off my bike and walked right down to the beach a little ways. I wanted to created a sort of minimal feeling picture for this one and give a sense of loneliness and calmness as well. I took a few regular shots that came out alright but it didn’t real have the feel I was going for and I didn’t want to have to try and get it in Photoshop. So instead, I popped on my makeshift filter. This filter is a piece of welders glass that works as a 10 stop filter. It works awesome and only cost me like $5. The only drawback is that it gives a green hue to all of the pictures taken with it but I hear all the regular brands give some sort of hue anyway and this is easily correctible in Photoshop since I shoot in RAW. So I shot this with the filter and I knew from the first shot that the filter did what I had hoped it would. It gave the picture this eerie feel that it tends to do which I have fell in love...