Monday, June 15, 2009

Sail Away - Photo Edition

I initially began this blog as a place to showcase my photography. Somewhere along the way, I stopped being so good about posting pictures, as Gramma Ann has mentioned on occasion. (see, I get it...eventually) I think part of it was not having a reliable internet connection on the computer that my photos lived on, but not entirely. Around the same time I got really into the actual blogging and community part of having a blog. What I forgot is that the two are not mutually exclusive. I can blog AND post my pictures. Novel concept, right? The lovely Mama Geek and Cecily do it AT LEAST once a week for Photostory Friday.

I can't guarantee that I'll get on top of things right away, but I'm going to try. I also have a shiny new camera that the bf bought me this weekend as a belated 1 year anniversary gift. (belated all thanks to Dell....I love my computer, which mostly makes up for the camera incident) So, in the spirit of getting on top of the initial purpose of my blog, here are some photos from my sailing excursion on Saturday. (they are taken with the bf's SLR...I didn't get my shiny new camera till Sunday...and the SLR is still better...even though mine is SUPER shiny and I absolutely LOVE it!)

This one is of another sailboat out a bit farther out to sea than we were. We stayed fairly close to the coast so the guys could practice coming about, which in sailing language means turning around and moving the sails. It was actually a pretty cool process.

This is a bit of an artsy pic to show the unusally cool ring around the sun. It was nice to finally see the sun! We hadn't seen the sun in nearly a week and a half. (not long compared to some of you out there, but for here that's crazy) Of course it's supposed to rain tomorrow, so we probably won't see the sun then either.

This is the Ocean Beach Pier from out quite a ways from the shore. I had the telephoto lens on for this one. This was one of the last ones I took before I realized that staring through the viewfinder in the wavy open ocean was making me a little nauseous and thus abandoned the camera in favor of sitting back and relaxing in the breeze and rolling waves.


Anonymous said...

Looks lovely!

Far From Perfect said...

I love the photo with the ring around the sun!! I tend to get a little quessy on a boat sometimes too.

Jaina said...


Far From Perfect-Thanks! I was entranced by the ring. Yeah...I think next time I'll not use the camera once we get out past the jetties.

Gramma Ann said...

Hi Jaina,

WELL!! it's about time!! I love the pictures. The ocean looks gorgeous and the picture of the sun and the tip of the sail...what can I say, LOVELY...I loved all of them. The best post ever...ever...ever...!!!

Keep it up, I love pictures of other places, where I know I will never visit, but love seeing every little nook and granny of the little corner of the world that you live in. You are such a good photographer so keep up the good work.

You knew I would be jumping up and down when I saw you posted photos, didn't you? ;)

Have a happy day my on-line blogging buddy.


Jaina said...

Gramma Ann- Your comment has me grinning and giggling. :) I knew you'd love this one. And you're right, it IS about time. I've got my new camera with me, ready to capture anything and everything that captures my eye. And thank you, comments like that about my photography really keep me going :) Maybe once it gets a little sunny again I'll do a neighborhood walk through like you've done ;) I'll have to get down to Balboa Park soon to take more pictures there. :)

Anonymous said...

Holy cow! These pictures are amazing!

Jaina said...

Yaya-Wow, thanks! :)

Heather said...

Ooooooh, I like the one with the ring around the sun. Very cool!

Jaina said...

Heather-Thanks! It's one of my faves too. I have at least 4 of them...had a hard time deciding which one to post.