Sunset At Shaw's Cove, Laguna Beach, CA

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    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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    1. C Pallace 32 months ago | reply

      This brilliant photo is awarded a Nikon-flickr-Award!

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    2. ΞSSΞ®®Ξ 32 months ago | reply

      there some amazing tones and light! grand composition

    3. Scott S. Baxter 32 months ago | reply

      That's it — I'm going to file a lawsuit to make you stop making everyone else's photos look humdrum! Heh ...

    4. Matt Pasant 32 months ago | reply

      yeah, we do not get views like that in Dallas!

    5. JerKor 32 months ago | reply

      Excellent work!

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    6. michael.veltman 32 months ago | reply

      Brilliant color and the reflections are beautiful. Excellent image!

    7. Robert Allan Clifford 32 months ago | reply

      The way you caught the reflection of the pink sky is brilliant. Incredible scene!

    8. Kent Freeman 32 months ago | reply

      So how many traffic laws did break to get there in time to take this beauty?

    9. DugJax 32 months ago | reply

      Super nice colors and great juxtaposition of textures.

    10. Crustopher 32 months ago | reply

      The reflections within the tide pools are amazing.

    11. Fab05 32 months ago | reply

      Simply brilliant!

    12. Sanjasumyung 32 months ago | reply

      Fantatic color and nice composed it. faved it

    13. Coasterluver 32 months ago | reply

      That rosy band and flaming yellow are skytacular (a new word for incredible sunset skies)!! Excellent job!

    14. Jeff_B. 32 months ago | reply

      Wow - the colors and reflections here are eye candy. Beautiful work!

    15. Kristi, The Mrs. [deleted] 31 months ago | reply

      Beautiful beachscape

    16. -Jamian- 31 months ago | reply

      Love the pastel tones in the clouds!

    17. Michael Besant 31 months ago | reply

      Awesome squared!

      Was this taken with the D800? Is that a FF lens? It is REALLY sharp that is for sure! And it gives great colors!

    18. archie0 - thanks for 2 million + views!! 31 months ago | reply

      Brilliant sunset and image William!!!!
      Fabulous composition and colour!

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