Ocean temperatures of 74-79 degrees and an evening coastal marine layer keeping a lid on air temp combine for a great summer experience. Pic taken last night at Huntington Beach.
For those wanting to relive the summer music of the Beach Boys their tribute band, Surftunes, performs tonight, August 03, at 6:00 pm at Peppertree Park, Tustin, CA.
The Pacific Ocean reached seventy degrees today for the first time in OC this summer.
This is about a month later than we are used to and compared to last summer we’re running five weeks behind. Last year it hit seventy on May 19.
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Link: 2016 Summer Concerts Final pdf2
Sunsets at the beach can be a great location for photography and last weekend was no exception. We chose San Clemente beach for James’ and Lindsay’s engagement photo shoot.
In addition to being great models they were a lot of fun to be with. Following are a few shots from just before to after sunset.
Photos by Tom Irwin, Castle Beach Photography
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LINK: SUMMER CONCERTS 2015 ORANGE COUNTY CA Tom Irwin
In a week I’ll post a video recapping last summer’s entertainment.
Picked up a NUTRiBULLET at Costco in an (other) attempt at better nutrition and made my first batch of pulverized fruits & veggies.
My son Mark, the training & fitness expert, told me he starts each day with a nutritional blast of spinach, kale, banana, pineapple, strawberries, coconut milk and a scoop of whey protein. Taking his advice I began my day with a mixture that tastes better than it looks.
THE BULLET vs. THE JUICER
A while back I tried using a Jack Lalanne Juicer but found that a large pile of fruits & vegetables produced a relatively small amount of juice. Most of what went in was separated into a container of inedible fiber and many foods, such as bananas, leafy greens and avocados produced no juice at all. In contrast to this the Nutribullet pulverizes everything, including almonds, into a drinkable liquid offering what I suspect delivers more nutrients.
The Nutribullet comes with several containers should you want to make a few batches at once, a book on nutrition and another on recipes. May concoct a recipe of my own- Tropical Fruit, Whey Protein and a shot of Tequila.
Composite photography is using software to extracting parts of an image from one or more photos to be combined with a background from another photo. The results can be as interesting as your creativity allows. The image above is a photo of me taken in Laguna Beach combined with an abandoned factory. Following are a few more examples from my initial attempts at this craft.
The first example below shows the upper body of David shot against a blank wall and placed in what appears to be a rundown abandoned building. Click on any of the images for a closer look.
The second example is a shot of a tunnel at Oak Mountain Winery in Temecula combined with an image of myself taken in the back yard.
The final example shows the same studio self portrait placed against two different backgrounds. The first background is an out of focus shot of Huntington Beach and the second is a tunnel under the train tracks at the Avery Train Station in Laguna Niguel.
Tom Irwin – composite image
I have been collecting unique backgrounds for some time and with the new studio lighting setup I’m hoping to develop this technique further.