Light at the beginning of the tunnel
Landscape, Seascape

Light at the beginning of the tunnel

Pfeiffer beach is one of the popular spots for photographers living in the Bay Area, especially during the months of November and December when the sun’s rays emerge through the tunnel as a shaft of light around sunset. It is a spectacular sight. If you want to experience this, I would suggest leaving early and arriving at the beach by at least 3 PM. They have a “one out, one in” policy which might make it difficult to gain an entry if you are late. I was not able to do this shoot last year for exactly the same reason.

After waiting for a year, I was finally able to experience this beautiful phenomenon today.

EXIF: Nikon D600, Nikon 24-120mm f/4 at 50mm, f/7.1, 1/6 sec, ISO 100

Light at the beginning of the tunnel

Light at the beginning of the tunnel

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Walton Lighthouse
Architecture, Buildings

The crowded Lighthouse

Drove to the Santa Cruz mountains on a Sunday morning to capture this photo. Over the last couple of years, I have shot this lighthouse few times during sunrise on weekends . I used to be the lone photographer among the tens of fisherman getting ready for a morning catch. These days, you can spot numerous photographers coming in early to catch the beautiful sunrise. While I am happy to see them and enjoy their company, they also make it very difficult to setup a long exposure! I removed some “ghosts” in PP in this image.

Walton Lighthouse

Walton Lighthouse

EXIF: Nikon D600, Nikon 24-120mm f/4 at 24mm, f8.0, 162 seconds

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Joshua Tree Sunset
Landscape

Joshua Thanksgiving

Shot this image during last thanksgiving. Almost forgot about it until I saw this photo used by the US Department of the Interior on their thanksgiving message. Got pretty excited when it appeared on my FB Feed. I remember pulling over the side and telling my family to be safe while I go a little further into the desert to find a photogenic Joshua tree as a backdrop for the sunset. When I returned, I saw about 10 cars pulled over to capture the sunset! Joshua Tree National Park is a beautiful place to camp during the winter times! This is a 3 exposure HDR.

Joshua Tree Sunset

 

 

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