Doing the Hard Work

An Atlanta photographer getting travel photos in the La Jolla Cove area of San DiegoNear La Jolla Cove in San Diego, California

Happy Wednesday!

I hope you're having a great week so far. 

I've been spending hours going back through my website and completing housekeeping tasks that needed doing. When I'm putting photos on the website, I often forget to fill in all the spaces and check all the boxes. 

That includes putting descriptions of the work and filling in the SEO. I don't mind doing the descriptions but work like SEO is time-consuming and I'm no expert.

I like having some information about each photo, though, so if someone is interested in getting a photo, they can read a little bit about it. It's taking me a lot longer than I thought to go back and make sure every photo has some info!

I used this cover shot today because it's one I love of San Diego, even though I took it a while ago (not on my most recent trip a few weeks ago). 

One of the things I find interesting about going to places I've been before is seeing how much they've changed. In the case of La Jolla Cove and the surrounding areas, it's no longer possible to get some of the photos I used to get down there, or at least it's not possible when the sea lions are in their pupping season. 

Many years ago, I used to walk right down on the rocks. I loved bringing the kids down there because they could play around in the tide pools and see all sorts of interesting marine life. 

When I was still shooting with film and developing the prints myself, I got some great shots of the spray where the ocean meets the rocks in a thunderous boom and splash. I was hoping to recreate some of those photos a few weeks ago when I was there. 

It was impossible.

There were so many sea lions and seals, and the city has the area roped off so you can't go down to the rocks. Even if it hadn't been roped off, I wouldn't have gone down. It would have been too dangerous with all those sea lions busy birthing their babies.

It was quite a sight, and so noisy and stinky. Those sea lions make a lot of noise and, well...they don't smell so good. But it's good to see the wildlife thriving. 

I was hoping to have the Cartagena, Colombia gallery up this week but I haven't finished editing enough of the photos yet. I got distracted with editing some of the San Diego photos and doing regular work on the site. 

Enjoy your day! If you're in the ATL, looks like we've got a little rain in our future but also some beautiful days ahead.

See you between the raindrops!


A heads up - I'll be running a Mother's Day sale soon. You can find the cover shot on my site here.