Posted by: GeekHiker | February 17, 2009

Rainy Days

For the past few days a series of winter storms has been sweeping through Southern California, drenching the whole area in several inches of much needed rain.

Of course, in the city itself, it turns things into a mess, with traffic becoming a chaotic mess all over town.

On the plus side, though, it does make for some awfully nice sunsets…

Stormy sunset 02
Sun starting to set behind the clouds

Stormy sunset 01
Multiple layers of clouds

Stormy sunset 04
Waves and offshore vessels

Stormy sunset 03
Oil tanker offshore

Sunset Photomerge
Photomerge of lifeguard shack and the sunset (with a bit of Photoshop tweaking to try to get the layers to look right!)



  1. Stunning.

  2. Very nice.

  3. Dude, the concept of real waves is lost on the Atlantic I tell ya. Lost. These are great, keep shooting stuff like this, maybe it’ll make ya feel better. 🙂

    These are really quite spectacular. You should be proud of yourself.

  4. I want to come visit and stand on that very shore while the waves break across my feet. Beautiful.

  5. That’s it, I’m hopping on a plane right this instant and flinging myself into that ocean.

    I need the beach. I need sand beneath my toes. I need sunshine and warmth.

    Awesome photos, my friend.

    Can you pick me up at LAX? 😉

  6. Absolutely gorgeous.

  7. Sigh…. What am I doing here again?

    I thought the saying went “red sky at night, sailor’s delight”?

  8. 1st pic: Excellent!

  9. Sure, now I really need an ocean fix!

  10. These are beautiful. Thanks for capturing them for all of us to enjoy. 🙂

  11. That second picture is crazy. I drooled when I saw it on Flickr.
    I don’t know if you just happened to have the camera handy, but if you went out for this pics, thank you.

  12. Awesome pictures. My friend in San Jose has been bugging me to come visit her again… if I can get sunsets like that, plus ocean, I really need to go!

  13. LOVE the lifeguard shack pic!!!

    Maybe that should be in your header pic rotation??


  15. YEAH! You found some beauty among the rain and The Governator stealing your tax refund.

    BOO! For reminding me I live nowhere near water. Maybe I’ll use my tax refund to buy some…

  16. Its always so funny to hear the type of “bad weather” that virtually shuts down cities and turns traffic into chaos. I’d love for you to visit me for a winter. You’d get a kick out of what we drive through. 🙂

    Pictures? Breathtaking.
    Me? Jealous.

  17. Those are stunning!! Are you really just pointing a camera at this? Its gorgeous!

  18. gorgeous colors! you sure you didn’t photoshop those in, too? just kidding 🙂

  19. You are quite a photographer. You are so lucky to live where it looks like THAT! Be grateful. I enjoy reading your blog.

  20. Just A Girl – Thanks

    Homer-Dog – Thanks to you too.

    Melinda – I feel that way when I compare Northern Cal waves to those here!

    Kori – There are a few flights into LAX…

    EastCoastTeacher – Sure, just give me a little heads up. That water’s pretty cold, though…

    Dingo – Thanks

    MrsChuckBartowski – I have no idea, come on out!

    Aaron – Thanks

    Dobegil – Heh, sorry ‘bout that

    MelHeth – You’re quite welcome

    Narami – Careful, don’t short out the keyboard!

    Gabe – Yep, better book a flight

    Ms. H – Thanks, but that seems better suited to a surfing blog, don’t ya think?

    TGAW – Thanks

    TheCoconutDiaries – At least you’ll get your tax refund!

    BackPackerMomma – Heh – LA’ers are wimps in the weather. Good think I’m not from here. 😉

    Ruby – Pretty much, yeah.

    Seine – Nope, colors are natural

    Michelle – Welcome to the blog, and thanks!

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