April 4, 2015 Lunar Eclipse at Malibu

April 4th, 2015 by William Reid

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Another lunar eclipse and blood moon this morning, and skies were mostly clear here in the L.A. area.  So, I rose early and drove to Mailbu for a few images.

 

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March 14, 2015 Malibu Spiral and Staircases

March 14th, 2015 by William Reid

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These images are from January 5, 2015.  My afternoon was free, and the weather was warm and perfect, so that meant a drive to the beach was in order.  “Offshore” winds were providing excellent visibilities and bright blue skies.  The islands off of Southern California were nice and stark.  As I walked down the path at El Matador Beach, someone going the other way said “make sure you take a look down from the top.”  I said “okay,” but thought that was kind of a goofy thing to say.  I already KNEW what the view was like from up here!  Well, I took a look anyway, and observed a strange but beautiful spiral in the sand below.  It was at least 100 feet across, and must have just recently been completed.  By whom?  Who knows?!  It was cool, and that is what counts!

The low sun angle allowed for some fun with the shadows and contrasts.  The girl that was coming up the stairs said that I could take her picture.  Her name was “Melloww.”  Yes —- with two “w’s”.

I remained at the shoreline here into the evening with the tripod, and you will find the post-sunset shots in a subsequent post.

 

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March 14, 2015 Dusk at El Matador Beach

March 14th, 2015 by William Reid

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These are images post-sunset at El Matador Beach, Malibu, on January 5, 2015.  The tide was on the low side and the waves were small, and I was able to shoot long exposures with the tripod right on the sand/surf line.

 

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