Canon EOS 5D II; Canon EF 16-35mm @ 21mm; Gitzo tripod; RRS BH-55; RAW capture: f/ 16 @ 1/20 sec, ISO 100; Auto exposure, AV mode; Evaluative metering; Auto WB
I was attracted to this beach at the north end of MacKerricher SP while driving north along the California coast. I thought it would make a nice photo with the bluffs, the moving clouds and a strong foreground element. After futilely searching the beach for a piece of washed up driftwood or Bull kelp to serve as a forground element I noted that the tide was coming in and when each wave receded it left enough wet sand to create a reflection of the bluff. I waited until the incoming water went well past the bluff then, as it receded, I began to make a series of images to make sure the surface was as flat as possible to render the best reflection. The rising tide forced me to move off the beach.