Photographer RONALD HONS
Getting out this past month proved to be challenging. With my family trading colds back and forth, I only got to go out a few times. I kept to my local spot (Windansea Beach in La Jolla) to get in the water. With Daylight savings coming in early Dec, I chose to shoot in the mornings. I love the lighting and coloring that the sunrise offers. The wave shots are a perfect example of that. My favorite shot of the month had to be the image named frosty curl. This wave is closest that I have seen a La Jolla wave looking like a North Shore wave. Not to mention it was close to the size of a North Shore wave to boot. Shot settings, 1/1600, f/11, and iso640
The next shot I really liked because of how I was able to catch the wave and the sun right before the curtain covered it up…
Settings 1/1250 sec, f/9 and iso640
The last wave shot was actually the very last click on a 3 hour session. It was also one of the few keepers i had from that session.
Settings 1/2000, f/13, and iso640
On clear days I have been trying desperately to get a good clear shot from the back of the wave. This was my best attempt at this from the month of Feb.
Settings 1/800, f/9 and iso640
All water shots were shot with a Canon 7D, Canon 8-15 f/4 L Fisheye in a SPL water housing.
My last two shots were taken on the same day after getting out of the water. It was high tide and the Windansea Shack was under attack. While walking to the shack to get the previous shot, I was about to be dive bombed by this local.