King Tides 2014

December 25, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

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The last couple of days we have been having what the newscasters are referring to as "King Tides."  I'm not even sure if that's a real term, but it does a great job of describing what's been going on.  For us, these are pretty big waves, and they have certainly captured the imagination of the locals.

I spent a couple of hours over the last two days at The Children's Pool in La Jolla.  I thought it would be easier to show the force of these tides if they were crashing against something, and the sea wall at the Children's Pool seemed perfect.  Both days have been bright and sunny, and large numbers of people have been stopping by to take pictures, or show off the area to relatives visiting for the holidays.

It's been fun to watch the waves develop, then try to predict where I need to have my camera focused when they get near the shore.  The next four photos were taken in a series to show the path of the wave splash.

 

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It seemed like every set of waves had a different approach and a different splash pattern.  So I took way too many photographs, but had a great time doing it.  An inexpensive morning's entertainment...and yet, a lesson about how powerful the ocean can be.  Here are some favorite images from this morning.

 

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