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Where I Belong

Where I Belong

Last Saturday was another unusually warm day for this time of the year in Northern California. The temperature was close to 80 degrees. What's even better we had some beautiful high clouds hanging over the area.

With not much to do, we heeaded over to the nearby Davenport beach to Laguna Creek Beach. The reason I headed there was simple - I had my family with me. My kiddos can't hike too steep trails, and I picked a simple one.

Josh Cripps was shooting not far from here, but he said there was a crowd of photographers around him. No one but a couple of teenagers creating a fire was over here.

As the fire in the sky started and everything around me was transformed by that beautiful sky, I was struggling finding a composition I liked. I may have a shot I'll share later. So I quickly turned to my little fam who were having a grand time running and dancing around and just taking it all in. In a way I was almost jealous - sometimes photography takes over and we forget why we even do it.

Also, sometimes when we add people into the landscape, especially those who matter the most to us, the photograph takes a whole new meaning.

Technical Info -
Nikon D300
1/10 sec, f/16, 12mm
Lee ND 0.9+0.6