This past weekend, I met up with a few photographers from the North California areas for a photowalk. We took a road trip down to California’s Pacific Coast Highway, and ended up in the Big Sur Pfeiffer State Park as our starting point. Since the meeting was at 8am in San Jose, and I’m carpooling with Kiem Nguyen from Sacramento, I had to be at his house at “5am sharp”, I quote. This means I had to wake up some time around 4am. That’s four-freaking-AM in the morning, folks. On the normal weekend, that’s actually when I go to bed, maybe even later.
But it was all worth it.
I had a chance to see both new and familiar faces. Even though the trip was tad short for my time-lapse video, I’m glad everyone simply enjoyed each other’s company, to the best of my knowledge that is. Some people spent their time shooting macros, some shooting long exposure to get that “silky water”, some were doing HDR, and then there was me, who was just standing there taking it all in. Shooting time-lapse really gives you the opportunity to enjoy the view while your camera is doing all the heavy lifting on the tripod. The true work doesn’t start until you get home and process those images. This time it wasn’t so bad; I only ended up with roughly 3,000 photos, which took less than 6 hours to process altogether.
In case you were wondering, the song is called “Arrival of the Birds” by The Cinematic Orchestra.
Since everyone is on Facebook, I’ll post links to their page below:
- Kiem Nguyen Photography (thank you for letting me borrow your fisheye)