Neary Lagoon f/11 @ 1/80th iso 100

According to the Santa Cruz City website, Neary Lagoon is an important part of the urban watershed for the west side of the city of Santa Cruz. A drainage area of approximately 850 acres empties into the lagoon, and from there, out to the ocean.

Its a park with about a mile long trail running through it, part of the trail heads out arcoss the lagoon where the traveler can see waterfowl and other wetland creates. Its still one of my favorite places to shoot on days with the big puffy clouds like today. The clouds add much needed interest to the sky, and contrasts the browns and greens of the park and water area nicely. I shot this one at f/11 because I wanted the foreground as well as the distance all to be in focus. It was just shortly after noon. I have many shots of this park in my portfolio from all times of year. This is a fun place to shoot.