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Monterey CA Trip this past Weekend

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Yves Gajardo, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. Yves Gajardo

    Yves Gajardo TalkEmount Veteran

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    Aug 7, 2011
    Pittsburg, CA
    Yves
    Took a family trip to Monterey CA this past weekend to enjoy the Aquarium, food, and the beaches near by. All of these were taken with the Sony A7ii with either the Yashica 50mm f1.7 or MD mount Vivitar 24mm f2.8. I set the camera on auto ISO and shot in Aperture Priority. Edited in Lightroom 5 using VSCO presets adjusted to my liking.

    I'll just post the best (from what I think are) from the trip. Enjoy!

    Fish
    A7ii - Yashica 50mm f1.7

    16622829157_22e5739a0b_b. Monterey CA 14MAR2015-9.jpg by yvesgajardo, on Flickr

    Look at those suckers on the octopus.
    A7ii - Yashica 50mm f1.7

    16207798754_e352ec8e94_b. Monterey CA 14MAR2015-10.jpg by yvesgajardo, on Flickr

    More fish and a shark
    A7ii - Yashica 50mm f1.7

    16207806874_b15f5f7d0a_b. Monterey CA 14MAR2015-12.jpg by yvesgajardo, on Flickr

    One of the observation decks around the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
    A7ii - Yashica 50mm f1.7

    16829067232_07c8dace3a_b. Monterey CA 14MAR2015-20.jpg by yvesgajardo, on Flickr

    My son wanting to touch the Jelly's
    A7ii - Yashica 50mm f1.7

    16829118491_7ea2b9a1a7_b. Monterey CA 14MAR2015-22.jpg by yvesgajardo, on Flickr

    Hammerhead Shark in what I called "THE BIG TANK"
    A7ii - Vivitar 24mm f2.8

    16642664268_3706dab063_b. Monterey CA 14MAR2015-30.jpg by yvesgajardo, on Flickr

    My son posing for a picture for Mommy.
    A7ii - Yashica 50mm f1.7

    16622944257_2d61a723ae_b. Monterey CA 14MAR2015-38.jpg by yvesgajardo, on Flickr

    Small Jelly's
    A7ii - Yashica 50mm f1.7

    16829193601_f3c98ac189_b. Monterey CA 14MAR2015-42.jpg by yvesgajardo, on Flickr

    More Jelly's
    A7ii- Yashica 50mm f1.7

    16804418396_e5c3eaa686_b. Monterey CA 14MAR2015-46.jpg by yvesgajardo, on Flickr

    Ocean view!
    A7ii - Vivitar 24mm f2.8

    16644184009_cd10b50fc4_b. Monterey CA 14MAR2015-52.jpg by yvesgajardo, on Flickr

    Ocean (I didn't have my CPL that's why you see the reflection on the glass)
    A7ii - Vivitar 24mm f2.8

    16804443266_d498bbb00e_b. Monterey CA 14MAR2015-54.jpg by yvesgajardo, on Flickr

    Beach View
    A7ii - Vivitar 24mm f2.8

    16210377703_6c4ab832fc_b. Monterey CA 14MAR2015-57.jpg by yvesgajardo, on Flickr

    Another View
    A7ii - Vivitar 24mm f2.8

    16804453706_1afbc79483_b. Monterey CA 14MAR2015-58.jpg by yvesgajardo, on Flickr

    My wife and her duck lips, I guess it fits since we were at the Aquarium. LOL.
    A7ii - Vivitar 24mm f2.8

    16644204519_5a5ba15824_b. Monterey CA 14MAR2015-60.jpg by yvesgajardo, on Flickr

    Calamari
    A7ii - Vivitar 24mm f2.8

    16642768058_7f0972b4c6_b. Monterey CA 14MAR2015-63.jpg by yvesgajardo, on Flickr

    Monterey Canning Co.
    A7ii - Vivitar 24mm f2.8

    16642772728_dd421f8667_b. Monterey CA 14MAR2015-65.jpg by yvesgajardo, on Flickr

    Dippin' Dot's
    A7ii - Vivitar 24mm f2.8

    16644224669_55264ac192_b. Monterey CA 14MAR2015-68.jpg by yvesgajardo, on Flickr

    Going up the elevator and looking out
    A7ii - Vivitar 24mm f2.8

    16208000304_115068e9a1_b. Monterey CA 14MAR2015-69.jpg by yvesgajardo, on Flickr


    Lovers Point
    A7ii - Vivitar 24mm f2.8

    16642785408_be3d6f02e4_b. Monterey CA 14MAR2015-70.jpg by yvesgajardo, on Flickr

    16804487176_0218fa3201_b. Monterey CA 14MAR2015-71.jpg by yvesgajardo, on Flickr
     

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  2. mnhoj

    mnhoj TalkEmount Regular

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    Aug 19, 2013
    A very nice set of images.
     
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  3. Yves Gajardo

    Yves Gajardo TalkEmount Veteran

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    Pittsburg, CA
    Yves
    Thanks mnhoj!
     
  4. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    You got some very nice shots:)

    Aquarium shots can be challenging, you did well.
     
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  5. Yves Gajardo

    Yves Gajardo TalkEmount Veteran

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    Yves
    You're right. It was challenging. I only kept a few that were good. Thanks for the compliments.
     
  6. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    A very nice series of photos!

    The aquarium shots are nice considering the difficult lighting conditions (Jellys one is amazing!!!) but my fav from the whole set is the 1st Ocean view :thumbup: It appears the second was shot from behind a glass judging from the reflections, right?

    Thanks for sharing ;)
     
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  7. fractal

    fractal TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 17, 2014
    Southeastern PA
    Chris
    Great Job!

    Monterey area is beautiful.
     
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  8. Yves Gajardo

    Yves Gajardo TalkEmount Veteran

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    Yves
    Yes the second was shot behind glass. I didn't bring my circular polarizer so couldn't get away from the reflections.
     
  9. izTheViz

    izTheViz TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    May 10, 2013
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    Yannis Marigo
    Love those VSCO filters. Not cheap at all, not say pricey. Which module are you using ?
     
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  10. Yves Gajardo

    Yves Gajardo TalkEmount Veteran

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    Yves
    I mostly use 2 and 5. I really like Fuji Superia and use a lot of the Max and Ultramax in 5. For my black and whites I really like the Fuji Neopan 400 in 5.
     
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  11. jeffmurray

    jeffmurray TalkEmount Veteran

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    Dec 18, 2014
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    Jeff
    Great set - looks like a fantastic trip. Loving the jellies!
     
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  12. Yves Gajardo

    Yves Gajardo TalkEmount Veteran

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    Yves
    Thanks. I'm glad that California, especially the San Francisco Bay Area, has A LOT of different places to go and visit within an hr's drive.
     
  13. ztryfe

    ztryfe TalkEmount Veteran

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    Vic
    Seems like a great weekend! Great pics at the aquarium & beach!
     
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  14. Yves Gajardo

    Yves Gajardo TalkEmount Veteran

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    It was a great weekend and thanks!