On March 1, Indigo and I went on a drive out to Highway 1 to capture some storm clouds over the ocean, thanks to the gloomy weather that had been going on for a couple weeks. It seemed that most of the best clouds were lingering more inland, but toward the end of the day we encountered some pretty cool storm clouds over the ocean, just as we were hoping for. Usually it’s plain, gloomy overcast if not clear and blue, so it was exciting to finally capture the ocean with some beautiful clouds!
While passing through Half Moon Bay, there’s this cool little pub that we’ve always been curious about. We decided to go take some quick photos just to get it out of the way. Though, prior to taking the photos, Indigo noticed that a hubcap was missing from his wheel, so he had grabbed a spare cap–because really, who carries extra hubcaps!?–and then I saw a cute opportunity to take a photo him preparing to put it on the wheel. It was a sweet little moment! Since I was shooting with a 50mm, I saw a potential shot of my style with the reflection taken at ground-level. Since Indigo had a wider lens on, I demonstrated how to take the photo so that he could take it for me because it was more convenient that way, otherwise the shot would have been ruined with a couple cars that parked moments later.
Anyway, our main destination was to arrive at Pebble Beach, but along the way we pulled off to the side of the road a few times or so to capture some scenic photos. I don’t remember the names of a couple of the spots but one of the main places was Pescadero State Beach, and then for the sunset we had arrived at Pebble Beach just a little bit more south. We were originally going to set up our tripods and use our ND filters, but I didn’t really feel like it because it was just so beautiful that I didn’t want to miss a moment while waiting for long exposures. Instead we used out Lee Filters, which worked incredibly well at balancing the exposure of both the sky and the ocean, whereas when I took a few shots with just a regular UV filter, only one of the elements would have been exposed bright enough while the other remained underexposed. Everything was handheld because I had no patience to run around with a tripod, and we were running from the waves as well. So at least I now have an idea what to expect when we do go back to take long exposures.
On our way back, we headed toward Half Moon Bay to get onto the 92, but we were hungry and decided where to eat. We were deciding between sushi and hamburgers, as seen in this post. I was wanted both, honestly! I wanted a sushi burger! But in reality both of our appetites were indecisive about what to eat. A hot bowl of Udon soup sounded good with a few rolls of sushi, but then again a huge, fattening order of fries and a hamburger sounded just as good. After several seconds of confusion, we flipped a coin: heads for hamburgers and tails for sushi. At first when I was trying to flip it, it was also very indecisive and landed in the rubber thingy at the base of the passenger window. We couldn’t determine our food from that lousy move. And I obviously don’t know how to flip a friggin’ coin. So Indigo flipped it flawlessly, which turned out to be heads, so we went back to the Jersey Joe’s restaurant and ordered some fries and a hamburger. Indigo, however, went for a very tasty chicken burger this time, just to feel like he was being on the healthy side, rather than pigging out on a big double Jersey Style burger like he had done the last time.
After eating our satisfying food, we went on a little walk and almost stepped on snails. I had noticed their shadows under the very low lighting in the area, but I was just glad I didn’t step on one. That would have been so gross! But I also saw a cool photo opportunity and pulled out my point-&-shoot and took a couple photos. It was a fun adventure and I’m very happy to have enjoyed it with my Honey Muffin!