It's been a while since I've been able to take some landscape/coastal shots and I had been itching to get back out with my camera. My photo buddy, Willie, noticed that the weather report called for clouds on the coast on Thursday and we packed our camera gear and drove over an hour around the bay and over to Pescadero to stop at one of his favorite beach spots: Bean Hollow Beach. The last time he was here he stumbled upon a Dead Whale that had washed ashore! He managed to take this amazing photo before the crews arrived to bury it in the sand. When we arrived today you could still see part of its carcass above ground. I can officially say I've now touched a whale!
We spent a while scouting out places to shoot and I couldn't really find anything I was happy with. I had found a little tide-pool that I thought would be simple enough and might reflect the sunset colors. I setup my tripod and waited for sunset. The clouds were really far off and we kept praying they'd come closer and give us a beautiful sky -- sure enough we got a great sunset but once the sky lit up I realized my tide-pool was a pretty boring shot with lots of distractions.
I decided to post this shot anyways, since it's "OK", and this was "the shot" that I decided I was going to go for during this photo shoot. As you can see, it's got a lot of distractions in the background and the round shape that I was going for is kinda masked away and looks fairly flat. Oh well, it was worth a shot
Nikon D300s w/Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8 ED-IF AF-S:
22mm, f/10, 1/6 sec, ISO 320, Tripod
Lee Foundation Kit Filter Holder
B+W F-Pro Circular Polarizer, HiTech 0.9 Graduated ND, Hitech 0.9 ND Soft, and 0.6 ND Soft.