Serenity of Seascapes

Another month gone by and it is already time for our Serenity blog circle to come together and share those moments and images that brought us serenity this past month. Many of us attended the Click Away conference in Dana Point, California earlier this month and I’m sure we’d all agree that the Pacific Ocean is a perfect recipe for serenity! Despite the chilly and sometimes rainy weather, we all felt rejuvenated by the crashing waves, beautiful views, and colorful sunsets. The only thing that competed with the views were the incredible friendships and connections grown stronger through the weekend.

I was fortunate to be asked to attend as an instructor at this year’s conference and taught three classes on shooting dreamy seascapes and long exposures. Not only do I find great serenity in viewing seascapes captured with slow shutter speeds, but the process itself is extremely calming and mindful. When I am out by the ocean with my camera and tripod, experimenting with shutter speed and timing of the waves, I am completely in the moment. My worries and anxiety disappear as I become engrossed in the creative process.

Panning at Crystal Cove

Panning at Crystal Cove

We were lucky to be able to shoot sunset each night and I was able to visit several different beaches in the area, from Dana Point, Laguna Beach and Crystal Cove State Park. As always I have many I have yet to touch, but I have spent time with a handful of my images and they bring me back to those beautiful moments on the beaches with friends.

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Click on over to my talented friend, Nancy Armstrong, Kansas City Fine Art Photographer to see her view of Serenity this month and to follow the circle.

All images available in the Fine Art Store. Custom sizes and prints available upon request.