Wednesday, March 4, 2015

San Diego Coast | Andy & Silvi

Went to high school with Andy and reconnected when I first moved out here—we chatted over boba when he informed me of his lady friend who would soon become his fiancé.

Fast forward to a lunch one lazy Sabbath afternoon, meeting Silvi, and quite literally gasping for air because we were laughing so hard over a story from her time in Puerto Rico.

It wasn't long after that I got a text, and we were off to the coast! I'd never been to San Diego before, and it'd been a solid decade since I'd seen the California coast. We chilled out the better part of the day with their cool friend Holly, making our way from Balboa Park to downtown, and finally to the La Jolla seaside awesomeness that will also be the wedding venue! It's a marine biology college right on the ocean with its own pier and breathtaking view of the horizon.

Man—sunset over the ocean, we couldn't have asked for better. (Except maybe to be the surfers out in the water watching it. We concluded they were part of the same group of lucky jerks that belonged to the boards and wetsuits we spotted in the school windows. From waves to class to waves—le sigh.) I digress.

Enjoy the day! We certainly did :)



  1. How do you capture so many stops of light... especially when you're pointing the lens directly at the sunset and still getting their faces well exposed? HDR?

    1. Hey! It's actually not HDR, but post processing a raw image. I make sure I underexpose to get the info in my highlights and use exposure/curves/color channel adjustments to get the shadows back. Have fun :)

  2. Thanks! I've never done raw photography before, so that world is completely new to me. I'm guessing with compressed JPEGs, there's less information to pull from to get the detail in those shadows; hence why you shoot raw.

    1. Haha, indeed—raw saves so much more color-info and exposure latitude. I suppose in reality, it can technically be a lazy solution (I'll admit, it's saved me more than a few times), but it can also open up a lot of possibilities for color-grading.


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