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Marshalls Beach Sunset - San Francisco, California

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Last week, I got out to use my new D800 up in San Francisco. A quick thought on the D800: think of resolution as similar to the strength of a magnifying glass, the more resolution, the stronger the magnification. This means more details AND more flaws will be exposed. This camera will force me to get better, which is a good thing.


Anyway, I met up with a few other photographers, some I've met before and some I met for the first time. Joe Azure, Ivan Makarav, Steve Landeros, Nathan Wirth, Grant Murray, and the lovely Kendra Karr, it was a pleasant and enjoyable evening!


As for the image, it is a two exposure blend. I tried using my filter system, but the salt spray and the nature of the composition I chose made it difficult to use them properly. And why this composition? No clouds. I walked up and down the beach looking for something to jump out at me. These massive rocks did the trick as we don't have quite this effect down in the Santa Cruz area. I used one frame for the sky and another for everything else.


Nikon D800

Nikkor 14-24mm @ 15mm

0.5 sec & 1/60 sec, f11, ISO 50

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Taken on May 9, 2012