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Never Mind The Weather

Landscape photographers are accustomed to checking the weather forecasts. I turn to the Weather Channel app for my forecasts. No matter the tool, when the predictions are for inclement weather, that's goodness. Clouds & storms are typically more interesting than clear blue skies. No matter the weather forecast, I don't second guess whether I should go out and shoot. (Did you see what I did there? Weather... whether?) 

Last weekend, I met up with my new friend Joe, another local San Diego photographer. The forecast called for rain. All day. Rare in San Diego, trust me. We met up in La Jolla at Windansea Beach and it was raining. Pretty steady too. And then, right around sunrise, the rain stopped and soft, diffused light filtered through the cloud cover.

This is one of the many shots I took that morning. It's not my favorite... I'm saving that one for later this week when I'll have ample time to work with it in post. I also took some video footage from the shoot for a future episode of In The Field.

Technical Details:
- Nikon D7000 w/ Nikkor 18-200mm
- Two exposures, f/11 @ 0.4sec, -0.33EV
- Blended to combine the surf & rocks in the foreground with the wave crest in the background
- Stylized in Apeture and onOne's Perfect Photo Suite