California coastline is one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world and what better time to hit the coast other than at sunsets. I have been on this beach several times but it is always a unique experience to photograph it. That is because the sand is constantly changing, sometimes exposing and sometimes covering these rocks. On this particular day everything came together well. I was lucky to get the water motion that spread out from the center and resembled the clouds in the sky. The light was very good and created warm tones that I love to capture. It was a very rewarding experience and hope you enjoyed this image too.
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L @20mm
Camera: Canon 5D Mk II
Exposure: 1sec at f/13 and ISO 50 (1 sec exposure gives nice water motion lines)
Filters: Singh-Ray 2-stop ND Grad to balance lighting in the sky and the foreground.
One of the ways to create dynamic effects in the image is to use long exposure times. When I used a shutter speed of 1 sec for this image the water motion was captured creating a whole new dimension in the image.