Dawn At Pebble Beach

Equipment Info
Canon Canon EOS 5D Mark II
State/Province/Region
CA
Country
US
Nearest Area
Monterey Peninsula
Town
Pebble Beach
Brief Directions

Take the 17-Mile Drive and select one of the many pull outs when the road hugs the coastline.

Notes

ND graduated filters will be essential as the sky is lit up by the rising sun, or take multiple exposures and blend them later in post-processing.

Description

There are many beaches to visit along the Monterey Peninsula, but I'm very fond of this one along the 17-Mile Drive. I arrived before dawn and set up my camera and tripod and waited hopefully for a show of dawn light on these fabulous foreground rocks and the sky over the Pacific. I knew the sun would be coming up behind me any moment. When it did, this lone seagull decided to pose for me and make my composition complete. That's him on the peak of the rock formation in the center of the image.

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Date Added
April 18, 2012
Date Taken
April 18, 2012