For the Birds

Location: Bodega Bay, CA / Settings: (Composite) Light art at F8, ISO 100, 456 second exposure, stars at F2.8, ISO 3200, 15 seconds.

What trip up the coast of California can be complete without a look at one of the most iconic horror-film locations?

This historic schoolhouse in Bodega Bay used by Alfred Hitchcock in 'The Birds' was one of the places I thought my light-skeletons just had to visit.. Here they are with a few unwanted guests invading their group photo. 

Still made it to the church on time.

Two-tone Styracosaurus

Location: Bodega Bay, CA / Settings: (Composite) Light art at F8, ISO 100, 250 second exposure. Stars at F2.8, ISO 3200, 15 seconds.

After illustrating so many different dinosaurs, I'm happy to have found a new way to do the same thing. The two-tone colors and the myriad combinations they present make me stoked on creating a new style of light-fossils.. Upping the ante a bit I hope! 

Initially, I came to this spot in Bodega Bay because of it's unique geographic features and sweet views down the coast:

bodega bay location

You've got the beach on one side, bay on the other and walking distance between both. 

It's good to have options, and I wasn't as impressed with this view of the beach as I was with the back-lit sand and grass in the direction I had just walked in from. The ambient light from a nearby campground's street-lights were casting a yellowish light on the beach, which you can see here:

bodega beach

To sum up my feelings of Bodega Bay - it was a quiet historic town on the water, and a great place for seafood. More to come from this location.