This spring we got to experience glowing bioluminescent waves in Los Angeles. The red bloom bioluminescence creates shimmering colors that look as though they’re almost electrifying the water. This is said to happen when there’s an algae bloom of phytoplankton. P.S. This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure for more information.
We ventured out (physically distant from others) one Sunday evening with only our cell phones in hand. As someone who loves photography (and technology!), I wish I could have brought a DSLR camera to capture the magic.
Although I was able to show some of that piercing blue beauty with the iPhone 11 Pro Max, it would have been great to allow for a longer exposure to fully capture the brilliance of the night.
So if you’re going into nature and want some quality shots, definitely plan ahead. You can always make the most of it if you are a bit tech-savvy. But it’s helpful to know what you’ll be working with in advance.
We also researched the red bloom bioluminescence online before attending to learn more about what we were actually seeing and to make sure we were staying safe and following the rules amid the pandemic.
We wanted to be sure we could safely keep our distance, so doing some digging in advance online was a big help to avoid crowds.