Close To Home Assignment Winner Erick Castellon

Congratulations to Erick Castellon for winning the recent Close to Home Assignment
Photo By Erick Castellon

Congratulations to Erick Castellon for winning the recent Close to Home Assignment with the image, “Lone Cypress.”

“My original plan was to make a two-and-a-half hour drive to Big Sur to Pfeiffer Beach and do some shooting there,” explains Castellon. “Halfway there, I noticed the clouds were beginning to become thicker at the horizon, so the possibility of getting anything good was diminishing quickly. I drove another 10 minutes, and I was debating if it was going to be worth the drive. At the next turnout, I pulled over and headed back to Pebble Beach, as this was my fallback plan in case I couldn't make it in time to Big Sur. As I arrived at this location, a fellow shutterbug had given me directions of a new spot to shoot from that I hadn't been to before. As I arrived, I headed to the location he mentioned and got my gear ready and hoped that the weather would cooperate. I was glad I changed my plan, as the colors were very beautiful.”

See more of Erick Castellon’s photography on Instagram.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, 16-35mm F4 @ 31mm, 2-STOP ND Hard Grad. Exposure: ISO-100, f/8, 1/5 sec.

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