Whale Watching in Monterey Bay, California

I realized several years ago that sometimes, between trips, I needed a way to get out and practice my photography. And by practice, I mean shooting in situations that are new, or not that familiar, in order to get myself up to speed before a big trip. I’m not one of those that carries my camera around with me all the time. That’s what my smartphone is for (results on Instagram). There really isn’t that much that taking photos of graffiti around San Francisco can prepare you for when you’re heading to the Arctic, you know what I mean?  So the trick is to find something near by that approximates some of the shooting conditions you’d find in the place you’re planning on going and then go and shoot there.

So before heading to Antarctica, last fall I went out whale watching to get some more practice shooting from a boat (and really exercising the VR capabilities on my new lens). It was so much fun, that I decided to do it again this summer when word got around of the big run of anchovies in Monterey Bay and all the humpbacks that had some to take advantage of it.

So I ended up going out two weeks in a row, and here are a few of the shots I got:

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3 comments

    1. Thanks Deanna, what keeps me writing is two things really: wanting to inspire people to visit all the amazing places in the world and also to convince them that they really can do it. The quote says, “It always seems impossible until it’s done” and that’s true. Anyone can do something that’s seemingly impossible or out of reach. You just have to believe that you can.

      1. I so love your blog! It’s super crisp and neat! Also your photos are awesome!
        And yes you are right, its all in the mind I can say. If you think you can, YOU CAN.
        Just never give up!
        Thank you for being such an inspiration to me!

        Thank you for dropping by! All the best! 🙂

        Deanna ( http://www.talkaboutbeauty.co )

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