Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Soul of the Pacific

The Soul of the Pacific by right2roam
The Soul of the Pacific, a photo by right2roam on Flickr.

As eyes are windows to the soul, looking through this natural arch is like peering into the churning depths of the Pacific.

This weekend I was playing host to my friends Annie and Ori, who convinced me to take a break from my studies and make the jaunt down to Big Sur with them. If you've never had the pleasure of cruising down California's Highway 1, be sure to add it to your list of things to do before...

I'd been down that road dozens of times, but they were right to twist my arm and tease me about taking my homework a little too seriously that day. The weather was fantastic and this time of year the Santa Lucia Range bathes in a softer glowing sunshine than during the more intense Summer months. And a day shared with friends at the edge of the Western World should never be missed.

Post processing of this image was minimal. I set up two blended layers, one to bring out details in the overly dark foreground, the other to increase contrast and vibrance in the sky.

Canon EOS 5D
Focal Length: 22mm
Aperature: f/17
Exposure: 1/2 second
ISO 50

You may also enjoy revisitng this photo, timed for the effect this arch famous for.

Fireworks at Pfeiffer

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