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Pfeiffer Beach Sunset, Big Sur

Posted by
Mike Hall (California, United States) on 30 January 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

My friend's Scott Schilling and Don Smith have already posted some images from this location, so I thought I'd post a slightly different point of view of one of the arches found at Pfeiffer Beach.

Thanks for visiting my photoblog. Though I may not be able to respond to every comment, I do read them all and I appreciate your interest.

Abraham Siloé from Puebla, Mexico

wow, very nice colors, like it a lot, great shot,
well done
greets from México!

30 Jan 2010 3:31pm

@Abraham Siloé: Thanks for the kind words and for visiting.

Don Smith from California, United States

So where are all the photogs that are usually in the foreground? Very nicely done Mike, well composed and processed. This is a tough scene to do. You would have loved Badwater this morning, there was water in all the polygon salt formations and alpenglow on the snow-covered Panamints (and a cool cloud hanging over Telescope Peak)! They had almost 2 inches of rain out here in the past week - that is about all they get for a year! We have a very nice group. I'll be calling Monday.

30 Jan 2010 6:13pm

@Don Smith: Thanks Don...Actually there were only two "tripoded" photographers down there that afternoon. Scott was one and the other guy was back a little when I took this frame. Most everybody else took off when the sun got low.

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

This is beautiful! I love to see the arch from this angle. I like the gentle light coming through the door, and the shutter speed on the water is perfect in my opinion!

31 Jan 2010 2:31am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

U did it justice, i think. How many layers did u use?

31 Jan 2010 3:57am

@MK: MK, I do most of my post processing in Lightroom...In this case, I used the Gradient tool to bring the sky exposure down on this single exposure. So you could say I used two layers...one for using the Gradient tool, one to add text.

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

nice composition and colours... i like this shutter speed - it has a good effect on the water rushing through in the foreground!

31 Jan 2010 4:23am

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

wonderful :)

31 Jan 2010 2:45pm

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

Great image Mike! I like the warm sun peeking through the clouds and the details on the rock! We will have to meet and coordinate images a month at a time! Have a great Sunday!

31 Jan 2010 2:53pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

Very natural looking, very beautiful. It's great to see you all working the same scenery and the different technique each one uses to capture it according to their own perspective. Your water and sky.. like silk.

1 Feb 2010 11:40pm