Early Thursday afternoon Suzy and I finished packing up my truck, made a quick stop at Panda Express, and started our trip up to beautiful Cambria (10 minutes from Hearst Castle) to shoot Victor and Elisabeth’s wedding. I think I need to say that it’s much nicer saying hello to a romantic weekend away, instead of goodbye for the weekend like before we were married!
It was so much fun driving up the coast into the cute little city of Cambria. The wedding was at a lodge right outside of town, so we checked into our room and then went to explore. We wandered around downtown in the light rain until we found a little restaurant which looked warm and cozy in contrast to the cold night. We had eaten a late lunch, so we decided to split the portabella mushroom lasagna. Fried spinach, seasoned tomatoes, a variety of cheese! Yum! Cozy restaurant, good food, and my amazing wife is a stark contrast to McDonalds and a Snickers in my hotel room alone. Married life does change some things. =)
I’ll have some photos from the wedding up in a couple days but I just wanted to post a few photos I snapped of Suzy off the side of 101 on the way up. =). Yes I need to admit I threw her wedding dress in the back of my truck right before we left just in case we saw a cool spot. =). Call me strange, but I like to look at photos of my wife. ;).
The wedding ended around 3:00pm, so we decided to join Suzy’s brother, and some other good friends camping in Frazier park on the way home. We got there around 8:00pm to find they had camped at a spot up at 8,000 feet with snow on the ground. Just a little cold, but the fire was warm, and the view of the stars was gorgeous! So we spent the night, got up early and still made it to morning service at church. =)
For those of you who know what this means: The one of the stars was a 90 second exposure at 2.8 ISO 500 on the bulb setting using a remote fire cord and a pocket wizard. The shot of us was a 15 second exposure at 2.8 ISO 2000 with flash set to TTL – 2/3. I opted for a higher ISO on that one because we wanted to take multiple shots and I didn’t want to wait for 3 min between photos. =). I also often plug a remote fire cord and use a pocket wizard to fire the camera when I want to be in the photo instead of dealing with the 10 second timer. =)