It was the second week of August 2018 in the central valley of California and I had been choked out of the city and onto the beach.
Visions of the sand, waves, and fresh air had been lingering in my mind all year. I needed to get out there not only to feel alive again, but also to test some new hardware. In previous years, I would load up a cumbersome backpack with as much gear as it could fit- and I would always finish the day sore and regretful. This time around, I wanted to travel light, with as little weighing me down as possible. I enlisted my trusty Nikon D300 with my recently acquired 18-140mm VR lens. The idea was to use one lens the