“La Jolla Seascapes”: a local photographer presents her birthplace in the 2022 calendar
Ann Collins gives La Jolla her best shots in a new timeline showcasing the “amazing” place she grew up in.
The 13-month calendar, which covers 2022 and January 2023, features iconic locations along the La Jolla coast, Collins said.
Among them are photographs of Black’s Beach, Windansea and Scripps Pier.
A Coast Walk Trail photo was taken after a rain storm, Collins said. “The clouds were beautiful, but the sun was also out.”
For the calendar cover photo, Collins visited La Jolla Cove “when the tide was high enough but it was retreating so sand would appear.”
Collins, who was born and raised in La Jolla and now lives in University City, said she monitors the tides and weather and relies on her knowledge as a La Jollan native to know when to capture the best shots .
The calendar notes federal, Christian and Jewish holidays, as well as full moons.
Collins designed the entire calendar – making sure to use scenes taken during the corresponding season on the calendar to choose a coordinating bar color for each month and select the size of the date squares. It took him several months to complete.
“I like calendar designers a lot more now,” she said. “It was a lot more work than I expected.”
Nancy Warwick, owner of Warwick’s bookstore in La Jolla, suggested that Collins make a calendar.
A Warwick employee had also encouraged Collins to create his 2018 photo / story book, “La Jolla: Jewel by the Sea”.
Collins said the draft schedule “was good because I wasn’t going out and taking pictures” due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “It was a good motivation to get me out.”
Most of the photos were taken in 2020 and 21, she said.
Collins defines herself as a “semi-professional photographer” whose work is seen all over the world in healthcare facilities, hotels, restaurants and homes. “This is very fun.”
In October, Lens magazine featured a series of 10 photos of Collins’ work titled “Yosemite Waters”.
His photos also appear regularly in the Sierra Club calendars.
Collins said she had been interested in photography since she was a child. “My family has always had Instamatic cameras, so I used them.”
She said she then bought herself a 35-millimeter camera and took photos while sailing. The photos have been published.
Collins, an avid travel enthusiast, took a camera on her travels, and “I always came home with lots and lots of slides,” she said.
“I like to go where you can find beautiful nature and landscapes,” she added. “Our national parks are such a gift.”
She graduated from a digital camera at the end of 2006 and found that they improved her skills as a photographer. “I was able to see the results right away, make adjustments and then retake the photo,” Collins said. “It was so wonderful.
“The more I got better, the more I felt confident in trying to sell my work in different channels and get it published. “
La Jolla is “very photogenic,” she said. “There is so much variety to photograph,” from the wildlife of Torrey Pines State Nature Reserve to landscapes and seascapes.
“I was very lucky to grow up here,” she says.
The 2022 “La Jolla Seascapes” calendar costs $ 18 and is available from Warwick’s at 7812 Girard Ave. or at imagesbyanncollins.com. ??