10 on 10: June: The Cliff Hanger

And the cliff hanger is……me!   Now that I’ve begun to discover the beauty of Sunset Cliffs, it’s where I’ve been hangin’ in my free time!

 

The Daring One

 

I’ve had my old favorite beaches before. It used to be Cardiff-by-the-Sea, and Moonlight Beach in Encinitas.  Then it became La Jolla Shores for the Pier and long stretches of sand and then Windansea Beach for it’s rocky terrain that is easily accessible by foot with beautiful scenic vistas of turquoise waters.  Now, though not necessarily a beach, Sunset Cliffs is right up there with Windansea for me.  Well, just about.

Shot on iPhone6

I love being able to have a birds eye view of the these beaches and the ocean.

Shot on iPhone6

Shot on iPhone 6

shot on iPhone6

 

Because a client wanted to do a photo shoot here, I’ve taken the 15 minute drive to check it out at different times of the day.    Although I still haven’t been here at low tide, when I imagine you can walk through the caves (if you can find a safe way down the cliffs), I completely fell in love with this place, and I know I’ve only tipped the iceberg on what I will discover here.

It takes a bit of hiking on uneven ground to get onto some of these rocks.  I’m oftentimes a little bit scared when carrying gear, but I’m learning my way around and finding my footing.

Shot on iPhone6

I had only been briefly before when I realized that if you choose to watch a sunset here, with only one street out, you can count on being stuck in traffic for a long time, so you might want to bring some audio books, snacks and water for the drive home.

Diving in!

 

I went for it again yesterday…Sunset, that is, and although I was indeed stuck in traffic on the way home, it was totally worth it!

It’s almost Summer, so I imagine I’ll be working my way down the cliffs before too long and I’ll have many images of clients to share–so stay tuned!

This image below is not Sunset Cliffs, but I shot it from atop a cliff in La Jolla, so I was a total cliff hanger for this one too! :)

La Jolla, but from the cliffs (iPhone 6)

In the meantime, please follow around the 10 on 10 circle of fabulous and talented photographers starting with someone whose work I greatly admire, Bonnie Martin.  She will be linked to the next woman in the circle, and so on, so please do check them all out!

Enjoy the outdoors especially now that Summer is nearly here and I will see you soon!!

 

 

 

 

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6 Comments

  1. Posted June 10, 2015 at 2:22 pm by Stacey Griffin | Permalink

    Gorgeous pics! I look forward to seeing some client pics from Sunset Cliffs, so please share! I’m always looking for new portrait locations…although I’ve been stuck in that traffic and swore I’d never go back ;).

  2. Posted June 10, 2015 at 3:01 pm by Kristina | Permalink

    These shots are all beautiful. I especially love the one of the wave crashing on the rocks. So great! And that image of the guy jumping off…eeek!

  3. Posted June 10, 2015 at 9:00 pm by Trini | Permalink

    Awesome pictures of an amazing place! Your pictures are breath taking, looks like a tourist advertise :-) well done! I also love the looks in them, the color, the composition, there is something raw about it all and I love it.

  4. Posted June 10, 2015 at 9:12 pm by Luca | Permalink

    I’m too always looking forward to see your images! You really do a great work with your iPhone, my iPhone images look just average! You always catch beautiful ocean colors, love the silhouettes!

  5. Posted June 11, 2015 at 7:23 am by Suzanne | Permalink

    Stunning as always, Kim! Those sunset shots are particularly epic, thanks for sharing your new favorite spot.

  6. Posted June 17, 2015 at 1:05 am by Bonnie | Permalink

    Kim, as usual, all such wonderful photos. I am in awe of the ones you took with your iphone. I am so glad you found a new place to visit to inspire you to take your beautiful photos. Your style is amazing!

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