Over the Christmas and New Years break break my family and I have been near the coast in Northern California visiting family. On the last day of our visit we had a bright ad sunny day to go and visit the beach together. Of course I brought my camera! After a short time at the beach I decided to give myself an assignment, that assignment was to use the harsh direct sun light to create some dramatic lighting for some black and white photos. Here are a few of my favorites from the day.
Here is the favorite of grandma Juju and great grandma Pat. I was seeing spots for a while and had difficulty focusing (my eyes) after shooting a few into the sun, but it created a fun effect and some interesting lens flare.
Originally I was planning on focusing my black and white venture on landscapes, as you can see my focus shifted quickly to my kids! But, none the less, here is one landscape photo to round out the post.