I think El Matador State Beach has become one of my favorite beaches to shoot. It’s small, it’s an hour away, but it has an incredible amount of character and has so many interesting things to shoot. For instance all of the rocks that are right on the shore. Because the beach is a bit smaller than others in Southern California, it’s quite easy to get to these scenes and setup for a shot.
Here during the sunset, the tide was coming in so I wasn’t able to get into that little cave opening for a shot. It was cold and I didn’t have a change of socks or a towel, so I opted to try and stay dry. But with so many ways to compose shots here, I was able to grab this scene. I jumped up on one of the rocks before the tide came in and setup my tripod. Once I was able to get it stable, I waited for the water to come in and I snapped my 5 exposures. I’ll have to get back out to this spot soon during a cloudy day for another interesting shot.