Previous post Mar Pacifico series left off with "more to come", and here it is! The Pacific Ocean, or Mar Pacifico, named by Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan, means peaceful sea because, as the story goes, he was met by favorable winds.
Mar Pacifico is HUGE. It covers over 30% of the Earth's surface. I am deeply connected to this massive magical body of water. I grew up next to it. It is a part of me.
Take a look at this awesome long exposure series below that I began in December 2012. Mar Pacifico 1, 2 and 3
When I think of palm trees, I think of tropical (like) places e.g. Florida, the Caribbean, and California. Being born and raised on the Central Coast of California, I grew up with palms all around me. I have come to realize that palms are iconic California as much as Hollywood is, and when combined with the Pacific Ocean, they are pure California.
Check out: California Palms Retro Look
Watching the sun set sometimes can blow your mind. This early September Central Coast California sunset was more than spectacular. The huge glowing sun looked as if you could reach out and touch it. I did with my camera ... the ingredients were right: awesome glowing sun, seagulls, clouds and the Pacific. In a nutshell, it was the right place and the right time.
Another summer break on the Central Coast of California has passed. I worked on the Mar Pacifico series -- more to come! --, the California Series, and some work on Palms - all long exposure work.
I was even lucky to catch an incredible sunset. I say lucky because I was in the right place at the right time with the right things. Photography is not only a skill, it also combines some luck.