Friday, March 22, 2013

Project 365-ish: March 22, 2013

Tidepooling in La Jolla- tide coming in by Crunchy Footsteps
homemade "Picassocam" pinhole camera, paper negative, 4 min exp, colorized in Photoshop

Tidepooling in La Jolla- tide coming in

It was a good day for tidepooling, as it was one of the lowest tides that was expected in a long time, we were told. We had walked far beyond the safety of the beach, into rocky territory, butted up against the cliffs, to see some magnificent sea stars and anemones pooled up in the rock pools.

For this desert-dweller, I was getting nervous about this time, as the tide had started coming back in, with no personal experience to tell me how long it would be before our area was completely covered in water again.

However, I also wanted one last pinhole of the water, and nervously changed paper film (thus the sand marks in the sky of this photo) and took one last image. 4 minutes, my meter told me. Could we wait that long, and get us and the kids back to the beach?

It turns out that it was more than enough time. (-:

Image made January 27, 2013.

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