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I admit it!

Okay, Okay, Okay. I admit it. I like May-Gray days. There, I said it.


Seriously, I really do like May-Gray days. I especially like making photographs on days like these. I love the moodiness of these conditions. The drama and textures created by the thick layer of the cloud-deck above. Which in turn diffuses the overall lighting of the scene and adds a slight hint of mystery.


Laguna Beach - May-Gray #1


I made this photograph just north of the main beach in Laguna. It was still a half-hour before the official sunrise. The clouds were thick and steel gray. A light drizzle was falling. The ocean was moopy. Some would call it gloomy. I liked it. I found the conditions calming. I framed up this composition and used a 30 second exposure in order to smooth out and add a little pop to the water.


Laguna Beach - May-Gray #2


For this shot, I repositioned myself a little farther out on the rocks and changed the angle of view to include more of the shoreline, buildings and lights.


I can’t wait for the next round of May-Gray!


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