Ocean Beach at Sunset, 11/11/12

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The cliffs just south of Ocean Beach Pier are becoming a favorite place to see the sunset.

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The wave above was the first one to ever splash me. I (more importantly, my camera) didn’t get soaked or anything, but it was enough to break my 4.5 year perfect streak. At least I caught a photo of the culprit.

Sunset Cliffs 111112 © Michael Klayman-001

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I’m still playing around with what my new software can do. Learning how to use it properly will come with time, but it’s fun to get a little crazy too.

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Bird Rock at Night, 10/30/12

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Heather saw me working on this set of full moon photos and remarked that they looked similar to all the other times I’ve shot Bird Rock. In the spirit of the season, I reprocessed them for a different, more sinister look.

Bird Rock at Night 103012 © Michael Klayman-011

I can’t make it down to the rocky beach every time I shoot here but when the tide is right, I can make it pretty far over to the left and place the various rocks just where I want them, as long as I can stay out of the way of the crashing surf. The sound of the rocks jostling against each other in the waves reminds me of Rice Krispies.

Bird Rock at Night 103012 © Michael Klayman-003

If I gave titles to images, I would call this next one “Wings Over Bird Rock”.

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Louis Valenzuela, Nathan Hubbard, Antar Martin at Turquoise Cafe, 10/26/12

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I made it to the Turquoise Cafe in La Jolla just in time to hear the last tune by a pickup band led by the guitarist, Louis Valenzuela. Up until now, I’ve only known him as that guy in the parking lot waiting to load-in at a venue just as I was leaving, unfortunately. I only had a couple minutes to grab some shots before they called it a night, so here are some quick and dirty shots from late in the night.

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This was also my first chance to shoot bassist Antar Martin.

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If you’ve followed this photo blog for any length of time, you’ve seen Nathan Hubbard pop up here and there. He is sitting on a bunch of great music that really needs to get out and be heard.

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