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"Pigeon Point Lighthouse"
Location: Pigeon Point Lighthouse, Half-Moon Bay Area, California.

The lighthouse was built in 1871 and stands at one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. On a cloudy I like to experiment using long exposures which not only allow me to smooth the water but also capture the wind driven motion of the clouds.

Tech Info:
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L @33mm
Camera: Canon 5D Mk II
Exposure: 55sec at f/11 and ISO 160
Filters: SinghRay 3 Stop ND grad rotated during exposure

The water here can come out overexposed. By rotating ND filters this can be minimized. Another technique is to simply block the light using an opaque object.

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From California: Pigeon Point