Sunset hunting on Huntington Beach

A surfer makes his way towards the Pacific Ocean for some waves before the end of the day.

A surfer makes his way towards the Pacific Ocean for some waves before the end of the day.

The sun goes own over Huntington Beach.

The sun goes own over Huntington Beach.

Surfers head home after a day's worth of catching waves in Huntington Beach.

Surfers head home after a day’s worth of catching waves in Huntington Beach.

The falling sun creates some nice shadows on a wall in Huntington Beach.

The falling sun creates some nice shadows on a wall in Huntington Beach.

A couple of girls try to catch a sunset on Huntington Beach.

A couple of girls try to catch a sunset on Huntington Beach.

Sunset over Huntington Beach.

Sunset over Huntington Beach.

My Day at the Beach

Got up early to meet some dear old high school friends for breakfast at Sunset Beach in California and decided to turn it into a shooting day, making my way south to my old stomping grounds; Huntington Beach. The morning was very overcast so i tried to find a way to capture that with my FujiFilmX30. I use it mostly for working close with subjects but i tried out the zoom and thought some held up pretty well.

Along Sunset there are some pretty cool “cliffs” not Torrey Pines huge but high enough to get some cool overheads. I then called up long time HB resident and US Soccer shooter/editor Michael Janosz, and my soccer teammate with the 1973 AYSO Rhinos, and we met at the pier where there were some decent size waves and plenty of surfers. The fog started to burn off and as the sun beamed overhead it helped create some nice lines which contrasted well off the ocean water.

I thought the early foggy pictures were more affective in black and white so i went with that. The way the sun was coming in from above and with my high angle i really like the way those looked in color.