This piece, entitled Pulse, was taken in autumn, just as the swell began rolling in on the Carlsbad Shore. Ponto State Beach is the local’s favorite spot to camp out during the warm summer months. It’s an even better spot to hunker down and wait for that perfect moment to capture the deep, rich colors of the setting sun on the glassy ocean. Pulse earns it’s name by the velvety waves that seem to rhythmically roll toward you as you take in the depth and mesmerizing mood of the piece. This image was taken with a slow shutter speed as I gently pulled the camera along the horizon, giving it an elegant brush-stroke appearance. I use this technique in each piece of my Abstract Series.