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Rock and Clouds



The Rock, just after sunrise, Morro Bay on the Central Coast of California

The Rock, just after sunrise, Morro Bay on the Central Coast of California
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Contest Finalist in Coastal Landscapes Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Landscapes Photo Contest by dPS
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traceprinslooreppin
 
traceprinslooreppin April 27, 2014
...top shot, great reflections :-)
ArtQ
 
ArtQ May 01, 2014
Congrats on your finalist award.
JulianneBradford
 
JulianneBradford May 01, 2014
Congrats on your finalist Steve!!
Aanestad-Bakke
 
Aanestad-Bakke May 04, 2014
Amazing shot! Well done!
THOMMAS
 
THOMMAS October 18, 2014
just outstanding photo,kool
elainelvis
 
elainelvis November 02, 2014
wow !
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stevealbano November 04, 2014
Thanks!
texaaronpueschel PRO
 
texaaronpueschel April 17, 2015
Excellent entry.
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stevealbano April 17, 2015
Thanks!
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer April 21, 2015
Steve, congratulations on Finalist in the Coastal contest - well deserved!
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stevealbano April 21, 2015
Thanks!!
RDVPhotography PRO+
 
RDVPhotography May 06, 2015
Congratulations Steve! I need to get by here again next time I visit my son.
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stevealbano May 09, 2015
Thanks, I appreciate it!
G_girl
 
G_girl May 18, 2016
What a blessing to be able to see this in real life and such a blessing to be able to share such an amazing vision. Thank you for capturing such abeautiful scenery. Great picture.
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stevealbano May 18, 2016
Thank you for your kind comments. Yes, it was a blessing, and I was on the beach that morning by myself. Maybe because no one else was crazy enough to go out in the rain!
jettahlily008 PRO+
 
jettahlily008 October 30, 2019
Gorgeous capture!!! :)

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Behind The Lens

Location
I was standing on the beach at Morro Bay.
Time
This is just after sunrise.
Lighting
I got very lucky with this shot. Not only was the sun rising, but there was a storm moving in. The light was amazing!
Equipment
I used my Olympus E-M5 with Rokinon 7.5mm fisheye lens on a tripod.
Inspiration
First it was my Wife. We were in our Motorhome across the street and she was looking out of the window and told me I better get my butt out there because the sunrise was happening and I shouldn't miss it. Once I got out on the beach the show started and I was lucky enough to be there with my camera. You couldn't help but be inspired with a scene like this in front of you.
Editing
This is actually a 3 shot HDR image. I shot 3 frames, 1 at the metered exposure and then 1 + and 1 - a stop from that. I wanted to capture all of the dynamic range in the scene that I could. I used Photomatix for the HDR work, then Photoshop for the basic stuff, and finally On One Perfect Effects 8 for some additional tweaking. My goal was to create an image that included all of the wonderful tones and light, but keep it real. It's a challenge for me to keep from over cooking an image.
In my camera bag
In this case I had my Olympus E-M5 with Olympus 17mm f/1.8, Rokinon 7.5mm fisheye, and Panasonic 45-200mm lens.
Feedback
I think half the battle is just being at the right place at the right time. You can increase your odds by watching the weather and getting your ass out of bed! Cloudy skies and storms can increase the drama of an image, and having the right light is icing on the cake!

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