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Posts tagged “Palos Verdes


Here’s another photo I took with the new 100/2.8 Macro lens yesterday:


I came upon this little crab while I was looking for starfish to photograph.  An instant after I snapped the shutter, a wave came in, nearly engulfing me and my 5D, and he was gone.

It’s been a long time since I shot with a 100mm lens, and I had forgotten how shallow its depth-of-field is.  I guess I’m gonna have to pay more attention to depth-of-field with this lens.

An early Christmas present!

Because our spare time has become so precious, Heather and I have been making a point to get out of the house on the weekends. Lately we’ve been going to the beaches around here, where she looks for beach glass and I take photos. It’s a really great way to unwind.

Today she gave me an early Christmas present for our trip to the beach — a Canon EF 100mm/f2.8 Macro lens! I had a great time taking it for a spin at Abalone Cove Beach in Palos Verdes, which has some wonderful tide pools.

Here’s a starfish I found stranded a little ways up the beach:


And here’s the best piece of beach glass she found today:

Green Beach Glass