I spent a couple of hours in La Jolla yesterday taking pictures and videos of the splashing waves of the King Tide as well as wildlife that was enjoying the cold, wet weather, something that I was not exactly doing myself.
I know that big waves can be destructive but they sure are fun to watch.
One of the better photos of the crashing waves because it also shows the harbor seals and, at the lower right, that little pup seemingly wondering if it’s safe to go in.
The stairs down to the beach, except that when the tide is this high, there is no beach.
There were many birds and seals hoping to get their 15 minutes of fame in a WordPress blog.
About six months ago I bought a new Canon Rebel 760D because it has a tilt/swivel screen which makes it easier to take pictures and videos from weird positions, and auto focusing for videos. I haven’t really learned to use the auto focusing yet. Either that or it just plain is abysmal. That’s one of the reasons why I was out taking videos yesterday, to find out exactly what I have and how to use it. Here is a 55-second video of the crashing waves at the Children’s Pool in La Jolla:
I went to Ocean Beach early on Christmas morning to get pictures and videos of 2015’s King Tide.
A “King Tide” coincides with a full moon and is the highest of the high tides for the year, excluding storm tides and tsunamis.
The King Tide for 2015 was about 7¼ feet.
While not nearly as exciting as storm tides, I got a nice video that includes several rainbows created by the ocean spray, smack dab in the middle of the video.
I didn’t see the rainbows until I got home and watched the video.
The area in the video normally is a wide, sandy beach full of people, even on cold winter days, “cold” being defined as temperatures below 60°F.
The area where I was standing normally is a dry bluff about twelve feet above the sandy beach, but just to get this Christmas video for all y’all, I stood in water and got significantly wet from the spray of the waves crashing a few feet from me.