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Element Battleground | by Jared Ropelato
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Element Battleground

Here’s a shot from down near Carmel. My goal was to head into Point Lobos State Park and find a great spot for a sunset. Turns out, due to budget constraints, they now close the park before sunset and scoot everyone one. I thought about fence hopping, but decided (wisely I think) against it and drove the coast and scanned the map for some other access. I found some…sorta and grabbed this shot.

I shouldn’t say “grabbed” as I tool this shot with a ~50 cliff edge less than 1 foot to my right in the pouring rain cleaning my filters (both sides of two) between each shot. It was hellish to say the least, but as it is with photography, I enjoyed every frustrating and trying second of it. I love photography, I love being out there in the elements. I wouldn’t want it any other way. Have a great week everyone.


–jared r.

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Taken on March 26, 2011