The room I was in, at La Purisima, was very dark, and the light poured in from outside in such a way that brought out the grain in the old door. I’ll let you in on a secret, some of the sweetest light can be found on the edge of darkness. Thats all I’ll say about that for now without giving too much away haha. I’ve got to keep a few secrets if I’m actually going to do workshops in the future.
I’m still thinking of what the focus of my workshop would be. 75% DSLR 25% iphone? Keep them separate and do two different workshops? I’m still in the early stages of toying with the idea. Who knows, maybe I’ll collaborate with another photographer and do an on location workshop somewhere beautiful
I didn’t plan on going to the mission. Mostly because I didn’t even know it was there. When I drove by and saw the sign I had to stop and check it out. I could almost feel the history when I stepped into the old buildings. Its the most extensively restored mission in the state. The buildings are all staged to look the way they probably did back when the mission was still in use.
If you’re ever in Santa Barbara wine country, go check out the mission in between wine tasting. I recommend it over the pathetic waterfall thats nearby. I’ll have to share a pic of it later to show you how sad it was.
Heres a BW version because I feel like I couldn’t get the color version as vibrant as I wanted.
I also took some pictures of the mission with my D7000 that I hope will turn out well. I need to get motivated to edit today since yesterday I couldn’t. Its kind of hard working on iPhone stuff and Nikon stuff at the same time. Hopefully I won’t be forced to choose one or the other anytime soon.
This was taken in Solvang, a Danish town in California. Its a total tourist trap, but the architecture and colors are very interesting.
Below is the BW version created with Snapseed. Their BW engine seems much improved after the last update.
This one was taken more on the edge of the town. Thats why you don’t see tourists everywhere.
I went on a little adventure yesterday down to Santa Barbara county to check out a waterfall and go wherever else the road took me. The waterfall was pretty disappointing after visiting the Columbia River Gorge in October. I doubt much can compare to the gorge though.
I drove between all the vineyards and somehow didn’t stop to do any tasting. I should have because the light sucked for a few hours. I shot a variety of things with my phone and Nikon. Besides the waterfall, I shot an old mission, a Danish town, some curious cows, and this awesome lupine field I stumbled upon while taking the back roads home.