California: La Jolla, San Diego - California Naturescapes
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"La Jolla Sunset"
Location: Wind and Sea Beach, La Jolla, California.

I lived in La Jolla, California for about six years and had various evenings spent on this beach watching sunset. Unfortunately, I was not keen on photography then. So I had a chance to visit La Jolla again and I decided to capture a sunset shot I had in mind. I was glad that the light was great that evening and left a warm sunset glow on the rocks.

In this image I used a long exposure to smooth out the waves and create a minimalist feel to mimic the calm I felt that evening.

Tech Info:
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 @ 22mm
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II
Exposure: 50sec at f/14 and ISO 50
Filters: LEE ND Grad 0.9 soft edge and Singh Ray 3 stop rev ND Grad along with Hoya 4 stop solid ND filter

This image is pretty much straight out of the shutterbox. The colors are all real and captured during twilight glow of the sunset. ND filters allowed long exposure and balancing of the lighting conditions in the sky and foreground.

La Jolla is one of the most beautiful coastal cities in the world. I have had a fortune to live there for several years, but unfortunately I never photographed it at that time. So on my recent visit to San Diego I decided to take time to shoot seascapes at the La Jolla coastline. I will be adding few more, so stay tuned.

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