Whale watching at Point Vicente

Every year at this time, California gray whales migrate down the coast of California to Baja and their breeding grounds. The other day I read that there were a record number of sightings, so Tanya and I took a drive up to the Point Vicente Interpretive Center in Rancho Palos Verdes to see if we could photograph some as they swam by. I managed to get a couple of shots, but as the sun was setting the glare on the water made it a little difficult to spot them and get the shot before they went under water again. It …

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Calm day at Pt Vicente

Calm Day On the Bay [adrotate group=”6″] Beautiful Spring Day at Pt Vicente After spending some time with my son, I decided to head back up to Pt Vicente to try and get some pictures of migrating whales. As soon as I picked my spot to photograph from, a couple guys that were already there proceeded to tell me about a couple dolphins that had been playing around in the cove beneath us. They showed me the pictures of the dolphins spinning in air, and basically acting like they were performing at Sea World or something. Naturally, once I got …

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Sigma Lens

Sigma Zoom Super Wide Angle Lens [adrotate group=”6″] My First Test Shots My new Sigma zoom super wide angle 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS (Optical Stabilizer) lens for my Canon Rebel Digital EOS arrived today. Within five minutes of arrival it was on the camera and I started shooting anything within eyesight. Here are a few sample pictures. I think I will keep it. Geek Good Girl and I headed back out to Point Vicente because she is planning on ordering one over the weekend. Had to let her play with it for a little while. [adrotate group=”1″]

A Blustery Day at Pt Vicente

Pictures from Point Vicente [adrotate group=”6″] A Windy Winter Day My girlfriend has not been here since I discovered that Point Vicente is a great place to watch for whales. We decided to take a short break from work and head up there. We got a couple water spouts, so we know they were out there, but it was really blown out. Not sure a whale really cares about the weather though. [adrotate group=”1″]

Whale watching

Day 68 of Project 365. We took a little break from work and rode up to Point Vicente to see if the whales were out and about. It was very windy out, making the water quite choppy. While we did not see any whales breaching we did manage to get a couple shots of water spouts. Oh well, I have a new lens coming in tomorrow so Geek Good Girl and I will try again tomorrow. I have to test it out anyway, right? My daily photo is of Geek Good Girl and me.

The 10 Basic Steps to Whale Watching

Ah, it is that time of year again when the California Gray Whale heads to Mexico for the same reason the rest of us go there. Mating. Anyway, a popular pastime this time of year is to go whale watching. You can pay to go on a boat, but there are no guarantees. We are actually 50-50 when using a boat, but we had to go to Hawaii to have any luck. Sometimes that is just not feasible. The easiest way is to go to the beach and watch them there. For those that want to go to the seashore …

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Pictures From Point Vicente

Pictures From Point Vicente [adrotate group=”6″] Sights from the California Coastline Last week I came to Point Vicente and happened to be there when a couple gray whales were frolicking in the area. Unfortunately, all I had with me was my Samsung point and shoot camera. I got one lucky shot, but you could not really tell if it was a whale or the Loch Ness Monster. I went back today with my Canon Rebel and a tripod, but as luck would have it, no whales were to be seen. No worries. There were still plenty of sights to be …

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