Archive for the Ocean Category

Coastal Access

Posted in Images, Ocean, photography, The Coast on December 21, 2008 by anuvuestudio

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Kitesurfing

Posted in athletes, Images, Kiteboarding, Kitesurfing, Ocean, ocean sports, Pacific, People, photography, wow on December 5, 2007 by anuvuestudio

Kitesurfing (also known as kiteboarding) involves using a powerkite to pull a rider through the water on a small surfboard or a kiteboard.

A kitesurfer uses a board with foot-straps or bindings, combined with the power of a large controllable kite to propel himself and the board across the water. The sport is still in its infancy, but is rapidly growing in popularity. In 2007, the number of kitesurfers has been estimated at around 200,000.

The sport is becoming safer due to innovations in kite design, safety release systems and better instruction. Many riding styles have evolved to suit different types of riders and conditions, such as wake style, wave riding, freestyle, jumping, and cruising.

I was fortunate in finding some very good riders out in the wind and surf. I did alot of running back and forth to get these…and even braved a pair of socks! This is the first batch of photos.

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Dog Beach

Posted in Canine activites, Clowns, Dog Beaches, Dogs, eclectic, entertainment, excitement, Funny, good grief, Goofballs, Humor, Images, Life, Ocean, Pacific, People, photography, Uncategorized, wacky on December 3, 2007 by anuvuestudio

Oh yes, we have one…this is California after all…

Let me start by saying I own cats…or rather am owned by them. It’s not that I don’t wish I had a dog…but the cats…well, they won’t have it.

I went down to the beach by my house. I do apologise to you folks that are in snow right now…but someone has to live here…and I assure you, you don’t want to make my house payment 😉 So, as I was saying, I took my beloved 5D down to see what was happening down town. The wind was up and the ocean was rough so naturally the windsurfers were out and I stopped to get some shots…yes, they’re coming… do try to be patient.

Anyway, Dog Beach is just up the street and while I’ve ridden my cruiser by it on the bike trail many a time…and driven by it going down Pacific Coast Highway…(of course you have to rubber neck and look over the cliffs so it’s best you aren’t the actual driver)…I don’t think I’ve ever “participated”. Let me explain.

There is apparently some “Inner Ham” quality to a dog that sees a large black camera. It was evident in the many times I was “ran down”. Oh I don’t mean chased…I mean literally knocked over…into the sand. I have one shot where the last thing I saw was a giant black nose before my lens (and I) went down. I pat myself on the back because I did get the shot…you just wouldn’t have the slightest idea what you were seeing if I didn’t clue you in… Yeah and don’t think for a minute one of those shots is here…

Dog Beach is a place where dogs can really “let loose” so to speak. They frolic through the water, they smell each others derrieres, they bark, dig, chase balls and do all those things that doggies do. Dog Beach is also a place where people meet…and I met some nice ones…although they referred to me as “Dog Paparazzi” and I’m not sure how the cats would feel about that.

As a side note, the sun kept coming and going…as did the golden light…and I did my best to get some dogs actually in focus as they jiggled and wiggled around me. Some dogs are preparing to go to the beach and some have landed…

Anyway, release the hounds!

1 & 2. To the beach 3 & 4. Slobber Portrait 5 & 6. Just unleashed and flying by…make sure you see him way at the bottom 7. Those rules 8. ..and they’re off! 9 & 10 The meeting 11. Yup, I got in the water 12. Good-bye sign 13 & 14. Getting set to party

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A day at the beach

Posted in create, Dreamer, Images, Ocean, Pacific, photography, Uncategorized on December 2, 2007 by anuvuestudio

I spent several hours on my own turf for a change. I had sand in my shoes and wind in my hair…and the sun kept dodging me in some kind of game but I managed a few that I liked. This is the Huntington Pier, about 2 miles up the road from my home. I was really lucky to get the windsurfers today. Those are coming. I tried for dog beach but they all kept running at me with wet noses… Dogs are tougher models that some of my Nieces and Nephews!

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I’m thinking of one like this for the Christmas card…just to hear my friend in New York snow… groan. 😉