There’s this really cool hallway on the top floor of the Ag Sciences building; you take two flights of stairs to the top and walk all the way to the back until you get to a landing. There’s a desk set up with two chairs in the middle of it, and a ladder off to the right. Off to the left is this (kinda spooky) hallway. And when you go up there at night, it’s all lit up and makes for a great photo spot. So I decided to do some self-portraits.
I also took some photos of the desk, chairs, and the emergency shower they had up there too, which I’ll post later on.
Me and a couple of my buddies piled into our Jeep early in the morning on August 14th to embark on our most ambitious photo adventure yet: a day trip from Nevada City to Santa Cruz and Capitola (a near four-hour drive each way) and back again. We made pretty good time getting down there once we got on the road (despite a couple hiccups in the morning, like sleeping in past the alarm) and spent the whole day exploring Santa Cruz and the surrounding area. This is a look back at our trip as captured on CineStill 50 film.
After a picnic lunch at Natural Bridges and a cruise along the coast, we stopped for a while at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
Walking along the Boardwalk
Kettle corn stand
Food stands and the Giant Dipper
Food stands and the Giant Dipper
Carousel, part 1
Carousel, part 2
Walking down the Boardwalk, the opposite direction
Pillars along the beach
I didn’t ride any rides, but two out of the four of us rode The Giant Dipper. Then we walked along the beach.
Two trash cans on the beach
Bins in a line
The empty stage at the beach
The beach, its goers, and the pier
“Keep Off” #3
Looking back at the Boardwalk
Red ball rolling along in the water
When we walked to the end of the beach, we ended up at the pier.
We started off by checking out how it looked from underneath. I guess it’s a popular spot for photos, because there was a family there taking portraits underneath it, too.
We walked along it all the way until the end; from the edge you could get a really great view of the entire Boardwalk.
Life Ring along the railing of the Boardwalk
A view of the Boardwalk from the pier
Then, we piled back into the car and took off for our next stop: a small beach town just a little ways away called Capitola.
We parked (after hunting for a spot for a little – it was kinda busy) and walked along the tracks to get down to the beach. There was a surfing class or something going on while we were there, so we stayed and watched for a little while.
Walking along the tracks to get to the beach
Grassy cliffs with the beach below
We walked around downtown for a little bit and did a little more exploring, but we were going to start losing daylight in an hour or two and we still had one more place that we wanted to check out. So back into the car it was and we set out for our last stop.
Rio del Mar State Beach
Our last stop was at Rio Del Mar State Beach, just a little bit farther south than Capitola. We hung out there for a while – it was actually pretty clean and the waves were really fun to walk through.
Rio Del Mar State Beach, looking left
The waves at Rio del Mar State Beach
Then it was back in the car to go to Santa Cruz for dinner (Thai food, which seems to be our default photo adventure cuisine.) And then the near-four hour car ride back home to finish out the day.