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Light at the end of the Tunnel



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Cyprus Tree Tunnel, north of San Francisco California

Cyprus Tree Tunnel, north of San Francisco California
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20 Comments |
raystephenson
 
raystephenson August 03, 2018
Just got back from there, whole coast was fogged in the past week, but this spot was beautiful.
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Byronfairphotography September 21, 2018
Nicely done
PhillipJGordonPhotography
 
PhillipJGordonPhotography January 04, 2019
Superb!
randyblack Platinum
 
randyblack January 05, 2019
Beautiful image—-adding the car provides excellent perspective! Great color, too!
hermanrobertsonjr
 
hermanrobertsonjr January 05, 2019
Great shot!
lohithramakrishna
 
lohithramakrishna January 16, 2019
Amazing shot, can see the hard work on frame.
Mark88
 
Mark88 February 08, 2019
Incredible shot
amelahajdarevic
 
amelahajdarevic June 03, 2019
Trees and all those brown colors. Amazing photo.
Viklyn88
 
Viklyn88 August 19, 2020
nice
prasadshikhare13
 
prasadshikhare13 December 25, 2020
Wooow 🤩👌
marywalsh_0841
 
marywalsh_0841 February 13, 2021
Stunning
tawnyazelton
 
tawnyazelton April 02, 2021
The most beautiful picture i have ever seen
Davis Cox
 
Davis Cox April 20, 2021
lovely pic
JeanieKlok
 
JeanieKlok November 02, 2021
There is a light at the end of the tunnel! We can make it. Thanks for a great picture.
sarilynramirez
 
sarilynramirez July 03, 2022
Impresive!!
LTubbs
 
LTubbs May 25, 2023
Spectacular image :)
schwib7586 PRO+
 
schwib7586 June 30, 2023
Excellent capture, really like the composition.
jackhall_9918 PRO+
 
jackhall_9918 July 23, 2023
Great photo! If you live near there, try again when it is foggy. It has an entirely different feel with fog, and fog is fairly common.
MRueffer PRO+
 
MRueffer September 20, 2023
Congratulations!!
HuaweiP30Lite
 
HuaweiP30Lite Apr 21
The makings of a murder mystery!
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Behind The Lens

Location

I stopped by this Cyprus Grove north of San Francisco and it was perfect for taking an image like this! I love shooting in soft low light to use light for creating a totally different mood to this location!

Time

This is probably my favorite image of this location. Evening provided the low light so I could use car lights as a center focus to highlight the entire image and draw the eye into the shot but at the same time, fill the frame with a distinct mood!

Lighting

There was enough ambient light coming through from outside so I could still pick up details on trees while capturing the car lights. This was key to using only one image to create this look.

Equipment

I used my Canon 6D with a 24-70mm 2.8 L lens. I also used a tripod to steady the shot in the lower light scenario.

Inspiration

I love pictures that tell a story and draws the viewer in! This image is my depiction of things we go through in life when it feels like a never ending tunnel and we question if we will ever get through the darkness, but somehow we do! With the whole Covid-19 epidemic, this is my version of how it feels!

Editing

I used only one image to create this so had to expose for highlights and then in post processing brought up the highlights to see details in the trees and on the road. I also painted a little extra light into image where I wanted to where I wanted the eye drawn to.

In my camera bag

I use Canon 6D Camera Canon 24-74 2.8L lens Canon 70-200 2.8L lens Canon 1.8 A tripod A timer remote

Feedback

If you go to this location, it will take patience because this place has become so popular and is overrun with visitors. Be prepared to wait until crowds dwindle down. But if you wait until dark your image will turn out too grainy. My advice is to take advantage of whatever conditions you run into. If it is foggy, use the fog to create a totally mysterious version of this. Create your own interpretation with what you see! Those are always the best!

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