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Rocks, Sand and Waves at Garrapata

Posted by
Barbara Lee (Oakland, United States) on 31 May 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Zooming in down to the action at the end of the sea, we see a variety of wonderful colors on the rocks below. A long exposure blurred the tide. When I stand in a spot like this, faced with the obvious photos of the ocean and the rocks and the sunset, I often cast my eye about looking for something more unusual, something that maybe has not been done before. This is what I saw on this particular night.

NIKON D90 3 seconds F/14.0 ISO 200 225 mm (35mm equiv.)

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MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Brilliant compo, I like

31 May 2010 8:04am

Paul from summerside, Canada

Very nice

31 May 2010 11:50am

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Gorgeous! I love all the colors in the rocks, and you captured just the right amount of movement in the water! I love Garrapata, and no matter how often I go there I can ALWAYS find something new! Next time you are in the area give me a holler!

31 May 2010 12:55pm

dkc from Xanthi, Greece

the water looks like cream the effect!

31 May 2010 6:23pm

Nick from Los Altos, California, United States

Having the blurred tide is such a unique effect. I love it!

31 May 2010 6:51pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

superb composition and i like how you focused on a small area - this brings out great detail and your shutter speed is once again spot on to capture the movement of the water and to create dreamy and surreal effect!

1 Jun 2010 12:45am

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Barbara, I shot a similar scene ( when I was at Garrapata for my Big Sur photo workshop. You and I were attracted to the same elements. I shot my image at 200mm, very similar to your 225mm!

1 Jun 2010 3:09am

singapore corporate photography from singapore, Singapore

Nice shot! Great texture!

2 Jun 2010 7:31am

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Good balance between rocks and water... Makes nice pattern, indeed.

3 Jun 2010 12:15pm

Nini Pixel from Savigny, Switzerland


19 Nov 2010 5:59pm

3 seconds
ISO 200
225 mm (35mm equiv.)