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Sunset At Shaw's Cove, Laguna Beach, CA | by WJMcIntosh
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Sunset At Shaw's Cove, Laguna Beach, CA

Just North of Fisherman's Cove, which is pictured below, is Shaw's Cove. One of the neat things about this location is that there is a reef that runs out a hundred yards or so in front of the gazebo pictured above. When the tide is up, it probably wouldn't be such a good idea to be out there as large waves could knock you and your camera all over the place. But when the tide is out, you can walk out a considerable distance from the shore and shoot the tide pools. Depending on the time of day, the reflection from these pools is really quite remarkable. As for the beach, even though this cove is not too far from the Main Beach and Heisler Park, it has never been too crowded when I've been down there shooting. Of course, sometimes I'm shooting at 6 AM, so take that for what it's worth. On this particular night, I was lucky to find the last available parking spot as I was racing to get to the beach before the light disappeared. Up until two or three months ago, I had never been to this particular stretch of coastline, and now it's one of my favorite shooting locations in Laguna.


Shot taken with the Pro Optic 8mm Fisheye.


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Taken on September 8, 2012