Saturday, January 29, 2011

Timing is Everything!

That is true so often in life, timing is everything! Right? So when I am at the beach trying to capture that perfect splash, I take a lot of shots. When I say a lot, I really mean a lot. For example, if I were to go to my Lightroom3 folder and view all of the attempts of splashes, I would find hundreds of them! Most of which just are not that great! Sure, the composition is nice, I manage to find the composition before the splashing gets captured, but the splash is so unpredictable. Seriously unpredictable! At this point I am at the mercy of God. One of the things that I love about these splashes, is that each and every one is different. Each and every one also has different timing, so I guess what I am saying is that it is all about timing and luck.

The splash above is different then any of my splashes in a many ways. For starters, I have not had much luck with a nice splash when shooting directly into the sun. With this one, the golden hour of the sun really added a nice golden glow to the splash! Of course, I am sure that the power of the splash, meaning a LOT of water with in it, made a huge difference in the visibility on film. Or memory card in this case. How else is it different? Well, I guess I forgot the other reasons why it was different! It just is! OH how I enjoyed the difference the power of one splash makes. At the end of the day, when I get home and look at the images I have captured, I knew this was the one. I do not think I even looked back at the others. Really, why bother? Eventually I will, and I bet I will find a nice one here or there, but this one, was the one! The one I felt quite honored to share with you.

For information on the sale of this image, or any other image highlighted here or on my Flickr, feel free to contact me at any time!

Gail Edwards

Thank you for looking and I sure do hope you enjoy!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Full frame never looked so good!

Well, now that all is said and done, let's talk about the recent changes, and new additions, to our home. The biggest change of all, is the camera. Some of you already know that I sold every thing in my gear bag. One Canon 40D and three lenses. Leaving me with an hand full of cash and the use of a 7D which became community property between my man and I. From there, we made the leap to a full frame sensor camera, the 5D MkII. What an amazing camera! My new walk around lens, Canon 17-40mmL 4.0, has not yet arrived, so my husband and I ended up sharing the 5D while out and about on an adventure in Winchester, Ca. I did get to take some shoots with the 7D when it was his turn with the 5D. But my favored images came from the new gear.

What I love the most, is all those filters I still have, would not sell for the life of me, fits on this new glass, as well on the glass that is a day away from my front door! For this shot, I did use the 3 stop filter, along with the soft grad to tone down the light of the sky. I sure do hope you enjoy this image, from my first 5D MkII outing!

For more information about me, check out my Flickr, to the right of the screen. For information about how to order this image, or any other image, please send me an email, I am officially putting all of my work up to sell!

Let's get together and fill your walls with art! :D

Sunday, January 2, 2011

A VERY happy New Year to ya'll!

Hello and Happy New Year! Where have I been? Finishing off that darn 365 project! I also took some time off, because I wanted to keep that post up about the 2011 Calendars! Which, are still for sale if you feel you have missed out and still want one!

Out side of that, its a new year! And this year I am focusing on many new things, new gear too! No details yet, because its not been ordered, but my old Canon 40D has already been sold and there WILL be new gear by the end of next week! I have already ordered new glass.

Over the past year, I have been to La Jolla more then any other year of my life! Including the years of high school when friends would say, "Lets see if the grunion are running!" And over 2010, I have seen so many beautiful sunsets. So many beautiful high tide days. But not a single day ever matched up with one day last month. I was still in recovery phase from having shoulder surgery, and I knew I had no choice but to take it easy. Driving up, I could see that the tide was nice and high, with good surf. Something that had been missing from the entire summer months! Well, we always had high tide, but the surf has been quiet low for a while! But the thing I saw that day in La Jolla, that made me over joyed, was the color of the water! It was magic! The colors were so blue and green and just bright and perfect! As you can tell above. Not every day looks like this, but then gain, as a photographer, we are always looking for that "perfect shot" and even if that means making that drive 10 or more times before seeing it! That day, even though I was taking it easy, was the day for my "perfect shot." At least the best shot sense the surgery!

I hope that you all have a wonderful and delightful new year! Please keep coming back, I am going to work on selling prints this year. Prints of beach shots, black and white beach shots and even a few star trails. Send me a message if there is any image you would love to have for your self! It's going to be a great year! Blessings to you all and thank you for stopping by to keep up on my work!