La Jolla Sea Scape
Paul's Image Notes
This image contains some complex exposure challenges. While it is a low light image overall the sun is also directly in frame. The composition is low angle which places material I wanted to be in focus all the way from 3 feet out to infinity. Add to these things the movement of the ocean and this becomes one tricky shot to achieve.
Paul's Tech Notes
Camera: Canon EOS 5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Focal Length: 28 mm
Exposure Time: 1/50 sec
ISO Equivalent: 1600
Tripod: Yes w/ remote shutter release
Paul's Style Notes
I am drawn to the texture changes in this image from top to bottom. The sky is very smooth which transitions into the soft subtly blurred wave movement which ends at the hard rock surfaces. The rocks being a bit wet helps to smooth their hard texture by pulling down warm light from the setting sun. The lines within the image draw the eye to the center where all three elements of sky sea and land come together. Of the several shots I took of this scene I enjoy the upper-mid frame shadow of the rising wave just before it breaks in this particular image.