Tide Pools at southern La Jolla Shores during negative tide. La Jolla, California, December 2014.

March 2018 Photo Quest: Tide Pools

The March 2018 Photo Quest for our members is “Tide Pools” – a narrower theme than our two previous ones, but one that should be easy for everyone in San Diego: all you need to do is get out to the coast and explore the tide pools with your camera! Preferably at low tide of course, otherwise you may not see too much. 😉

Guidelines are as usual:

  • submit one photo for the quest
  • make a new photo! no digging in the archives!*
  • deadline is March 31st, 2018
Tide Pools at southern La Jolla Shores during negative tide. La Jolla, California, December 2014.
Tide Pools at southern La Jolla Shores during negative tide. La Jolla, California, December 2014.
Photo (c) Alexander S. Kunz

While there are many great details to find in the tide pools, it doesn’t have to be a detail photo like in our example – you can make a seascape photo with a terrific sunset and use the tide pools as your foreground.

Don’t know where to go? Here are some locations with great tide pools: La Jolla, of course! Plenty of tide pools from southern La Jolla Shores to Bird Rock and beyond. Beach access at Sunset Cliffs may be a bit precarious but during low tide it’s a world of tide pools. Or go to the tide pools area of Point Loma, at Cabrillo National Monument. Many smaller tide pool areas exist – wherever the coast has some rock features that are partially submerged, you’ll usually find tide pools.

For all tide pool areas:

  • Watch your step because those rocks can get slippery!
  • Be respectful of nature, and others
  • Watch the tide carefully & don’t let it sneak up on you

Current photo club members will receive an email with the Dropbox file request link in the next while.

Have fun, we’re looking forward to your photos!


*) photos with a capture date not within the time frame of the quest will be disregarded, so make sure your camera’s date and time are set correctly.

San Diego Photo Club is an Interest Section of the Sierra Club San Diego Chapter.  Our group began in 1984 and has grown to be among the largest Photo Clubs in San Diego County.  Our members are artists, travellers, humanitarians, and conservationists.  We support most genres of photography and welcome new members to our group.

Photo Club meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month between January and November, with meet-ups throughout the year.  For more information, visit us at www.sdphotoclub.com.

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