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La Jolla Potholes

Location: Hospitals Reef, La Jolla, California, Map

This interesting landscape was first brought to my attention by a friend and fellow photographer Scott Lawson. So during my brief visit to San Diego I could not resist shooting these potholes on the rocky sandstone shores of La Jolla. The clouds were just enough to play with the sunset light and create bit more drama to the scene. I loved shooting here that day.

Tech Info:
Lens: Canon 17-40mm f/4L @ 24mm
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II
Exposure: 0.6sec at f/22 and ISO 50
Filters: LEE ND Grads 0.75 hard edge, Singh Ray Rev. ND Grad 3 stop

Post processing: Dust spot removal and white balance adjustment and noise removal in the sky, all using Adobe Lightroom. The image was shot as a single exposure and due to extreme dynamic range of the light I shot it bit darker than whan you see here to avoid excessive overexposure near the sun.

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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