A Melancholy March around Moss Landing

2013.05.18
Day One Hundred and Twenty Nine. I'd driven past Moss Landing numerous times on my way to points north. Every time, the grounded fishing boat caught my eye, but in all my time here, I'd yet to stop and take a closer look. Finally, I decided that I'd driven past it one too many times, so I hopped in my car and made the quick drive up there. Walking around Moss Landing, I couldn't seem escape a low hanging feeling of pervasive sadness. Nothing here was new. Everything was being left to the mercy of the elements. It was as if when the fishing boat ran aground and the owner decided to leave it there that the entire community simply agreed to give up and let things go as they will. I don't really know why, but I decided to shoot the entire day with the 105mm wide open at f/2.8 ... oh wait, yes I do ... the 105 is my favourite lens and wide open, it delivers the greatest emotional impact. It vignettes just the right amount, with a beautiful level of depth of field, all the while staying tack sharp. For the night shots, I switched to the 50mm so I could gather more light, then switched to the fisheye, because I wanted to see as many stars as possible. This set may not be as epic as the coastline in Big Sur or the fire dancers in the Palace of Fine Arts, but I hope you enjoy it as much as I do :)
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