Light Halos and star-burst effect from the lights of the Pismo Beach pier.
f/20, 1/15sec, 1/16/2011, 9:50 pm.
Blind Dumb Luck. I'm a total amateur. I was experimenting, trying to get the "star burst" effect on the lights on the pier. It also happened to be a very damp night, lots of moisture in the air. So, I somehow got the bonus of the light halos. I have no idea how I could predictably duplicate this effect. Photo was taken from the 3rd floor balcony at the Sandcastle Inn, Pismo Beach.