I rarely get out in the water when it is raining. I also rarely get out in the water on my birthday. I made a huge mistake last year where I looked outside, saw it was a gloomy rainy morning, and said Nah. I am going to stay home. The next day I saw what I missed, which was the one of the biggest swells to hit La Jolla Cove in a couple of decades.
This year didn't have that kind of swell, but it did rain all morning long. Not hard, but consistent. I knew I wasn't going to get in water for a couple of weeks so I thought I would make the most of the situation.
My buddy, photographer Jeff Vasko and I met and checked a couple of spots. We settled on Marine St in La Jolla. It is one of our favorite spots and we were the only ones out because of the rain. I was playing with different shutter speeds, different zooms and mostly trying to catch water bouncing off the ocean...
Here is what I came away with:
These are some of my favorite types of shots.. I will tell you even though these are smaller waves, I take a bit of a beating gettng them...
Its always fun to play with shutter speeds...
The textues that the rains create on the water were awesome!
This was one of my favorite shots. I was able to get the drop perfectly in focus!
My focus was on point on this wave. I loved all the texture on this wave.
I know gloomy waves are not the as pretty to look at as waves with perfect sunshine, but it is always good to change things up..