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Sunset on the Beach, Big Sur

Posted by
Gary Hart (California, United States) on 5 March 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This is another shot I uncovered as I searched my archives for images for my book. My publisher has been asking for sunrise ocean shots, but I've had to explain that here on the West Coast the best ocean images are usually found at sunset. The problem at sunrise is our coastal mountains that come right down to the beach and prevent the sun's rays from reaching the ocean until the sun is quite high in the sky. And a shot toward the sunrise color in the east doesn't usually include the ocean (barring a twist that re-orients the general north-south orientation of the California shoreline).

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WABIKOJA from Shiga, Japan

Good composition and very well framed. The color realy nice too.

5 Mar 2009 5:31am

Didier from somewhere, France

Beautiful composition I like the colors the sky and the fixed water beautiful photograph

5 Mar 2009 5:56am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Very beautiful shot !

5 Mar 2009 11:00am

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Gorgeous Gary- The little rock on the right add just the right emphasis to this image...To quote a fellow photographer, it is a "Tasty little treat" for your viewers! This is one of my favorite places...

5 Mar 2009 2:48pm

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece

Beautiful composition! Fantastic!

5 Mar 2009 3:07pm

Daniel from Kenmare, United States


5 Mar 2009 3:19pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Lovely seascape. Like tones and the motion blur on the sea who is receding.

5 Mar 2009 5:58pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

The color is unlike anything I've ever seen! Marvelous!

5 Mar 2009 9:38pm

Laura from Birmingham, United Kingdom

wonderful warm wash of light on the rocks, wonderful. The movement of the waves contrasts nicely with the permanence of the rock

5 Mar 2009 10:16pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

Wonderful light and stunning capture of this view.

6 Mar 2009 12:51am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

excellent light and composition! love your shutter speed here to capture the movement of the water!

6 Mar 2009 3:28am

Gary Hart from California, United States

Thanks everyone for your comments. I've been on vacation without Internet for the past week so forgive me for not being as responsive on my blog recently.

8 Mar 2009 5:28am

Raye Michele from Halifax, Canada

phenomenal colour!

8 Mar 2009 5:06pm