A Photographer's Journal

Rita Spiegel is an Oceanside-based portrait and pet photographer. Photographs not only to document our lives, but also tell a story. They bring back memories at a glance. Click here to get back to the main website: www.RitaSpiegel.com or Rita@RitaSpiegel.com. I invite you to look through my portfolios and I hope you enjoy my images.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Harvest Moon

September 23, 2010 was the harvest moon. Simply, this means that this is time when the sun is closest to the equinox. The harvest moon comes soon before or soon after the autumnal equinox.

After checking on the time of the moonrise (6:40 pm), I headed to the Oceanside Harbor to photograph the moon rising over the ships in the harbor.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Woodies and dogs ... who knew

On Sept. 18, I had the opportunity to shoot more than 200 Classic Woodies.  They were blue, red and green cars.  Mostly from the 1940's - 1960's.  Buicks and Fords were the most popular cars.  
Just of few of the Classic Cars on display in Encintas, CA.
To get the angles of the cars, I used my wide angle lens, Tamron AF 11-18mm  It allowed me to get close up and get the entire car in the shoot.

But I was also able to get "close-up" on some other aspects too.  I don't use a wide-angle on a daily basis. I use it more for landscapes, but it was necessary to get the look I was going for.

What a ride!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Trash the Dress

July 10 ... Lovely ladies came to Oceanside beach and decided to run in the water.  What's off about this? They were dressed in evening gowns.  "Trash the Dress" was a huge success.

The models were told to wear dresses that they "don't care about". So they did.  But they all looked lovely, even in wet gowns.

Rozz ... working the gown!
I was hoping for a sunny day (at least for the sunset), but the clouds had different ideas. Although, it was good for the "lack of shadows", it didn't allow for the fabulous twilight image.

Michele ... really getting into the task ... cold?

But ... all in all, everyone had a great time and I'm very happy with my images.  If you're interested in doing your own 'trash the dress", just let me know!