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Sandpipers in front of Morro Rock



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Contest Finalist in The Fog And The Sea Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Seascapes Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in The Creative Landscape Photo Contest
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Creative Landscapes Photo Contest vol2Top 10 class
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The Talent AwardsTop 20 class
The First Light Photo ContestTop 10 class
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The Blue Hour Photo ContestTop 10 class
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80 Stays Around the World Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Water Photo Contest 2017Top 10 class
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Seascapes Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Seascapes Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
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The Creative Landscape Photo ContestTop 30 class week 2
Compositions 101 Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Around the World Photo ContestTop 10 class
From Afar: Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 class
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4 Comments | Report
fotogalmexican PRO
 
fotogalmexican September 09, 2015
Lovely
livioferrari PRO+
 
livioferrari March 06, 2017
Congratulations for the finalist.
texaaronpueschel PRO+
 
texaaronpueschel July 11, 2017
Outstanding shot.
Alwolfe Premium
 
Alwolfe December 02, 2017
Awesome photo!

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo on a little birthday getaway my husband took me on up the California Coast. We spent the night in Morro Bay and I got up early to bring my camera.
Time
I got up before sunrise to head down the the beach and was richly rewarded with an empty beach, beautiful light and some awesome sandpipers to keep me company!
Lighting
The golden light of early morning usually has a pretty magical quality about it. Very much worth getting up at 5:00 am!
Equipment
Canon 5Diii with a 24-70 f/2.8 L lens. I brought a tripod, but gave up using it by the time the sun came up.
Inspiration
I was inspired by the composition of the rock rising up on the shoreline and the way it reflected in the water and the engaging birds along the shoreline.
Editing
This was pretty minimal post processing for me. Just ran an action that improves curves and contrast and a wee bit of pop that I run on most of my images and created myself.
In my camera bag
My canon 5Diii, Canon 70D, my go to lenses - 24-70 2.8 L and 70-200 2.8 L - and my 16-35 L and my 50 1.2 L = all Canon lenses. I also have a fun set of lensbaby lenses and some Canon flashes.
Feedback
Be willing to get up early - or stick around at sunset for the beautiful Golden light. Think about your composition. And shooting during the off season (this was in January) helps with crowds!

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