Thursday, August 28, 2014

Lone Cypress, Pacific Grove, California

Here's a shot I made this afternoon of the Lone Cypress on the 17 Mile Drive in Pacific Grove (near Monterey) California.
 
Lone Cypress, by Reed A. George
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7, Lumix 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 Aspheric Series II Kit Zoom
at 23mm, with 3 stop ND + Polarizing Filter
iso 200, f22, 0.5 sec.
Edited in Snapseed on my iPad
 
This same spot is photographed hundreds or thousands of times every day. I tried to think hard about composition. I used the ND and polarizing filter to allow me to shoot a long exposure (1/2 second), in an attempt to make the water motion smooth and ethereal. It worked at a certain level.
 
What a gorgeous place this is.
 
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