Today I walked down to the ocean. Taking pictures where there is an effusion of sun is a challenge to my newbie photography skills having learned to take pictures in the gray of Seattle. The bright sun on the reflective white of the buildings in the Pueblos makes it difficult to get a good exposure. It’s frustrating to see something in my head, know how I want it captured and then come up against my limitations with the camera. I want a lifetime of knowledge to come pre-packaged and stored in my brain. But alas, I do not have it. And the only way to get better is practice – take more pictures, take more pictures, take more pictures. With all that in mind, here are a few from today.