Natural Balance

This was taken in Santa Barbara, Ca. I never realized that they took a rest like that. They just sit an rock back an forth....
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This was taken in Santa Barbara, Ca. I never realized that they took a rest like that. They just sit an rock back an forth.
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billgardam September 20, 2018
And all that rocking put them to sleep. I remember the one like this off Cape Mendocino

Behind The Lens

One Saturday I decided to take a ride up to Santa Barbara. There were these two guys dressed as pirates and had a small boat. They were giving Pirate Tours. So just for the fun of it I took a ride. The boat was small and we were about 2 feet above the water. After a tour of the marina, where all the yachts were moored, we rode out toward the buoy. We were really close so I took the picture. You can see Santa Barbara in the distance.
It was around 11:00 AM on a cloudy day. The marine layer had not lifted.
I didn't use any special lighting. It was just daylight.
I had not planned to take pictures of any import so all I had with me was a Nikon Coolpix 100 camera. Sorry no fancy lens, no tripod, no flash. We were really that close to the buoy so that is how I was able to take the shot.
I was amazed at the way they animals made themselves at home on the buoy. They were not even afraid of people or boats. It was fascinating.
For post-processing, I really didn't do anything special. I put my name on it and resize the pixels, because the picture size was small.
In my camera bag
I take pictures from everyday life. Most of the time I just have the Nikon Coolpix camera with me or and Apple iPhone.
I know people have a lot of expensive equipment, but sometimes just a simple camera will do. There are a lot of things you see everyday and never take pictures of it. Sometimes you don't have a chance to set up all that equipment. Just use a simple camera and snap pictures wherever you go. It is that one moment when you least expect it that you will take a picture of something wonderful.

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