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Ray of Light - Mt. Diablo California | by PatrickSmithPhotography
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Ray of Light - Mt. Diablo California

Sunset slid in behind a late winter storm creating some incredible light! on Mt. Diablo 20 mi. east of San Francisco. No HDR.


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Settings etc.:



Canon 5D Mark II

Canon 17-40L @ 17

1.4-second exposure @F11

LEE soft ND grad (100x150mm) 0.9 + 0.6

Lee foundation kit filter holder with Lee 77mm adapter ring

ISO 50

RAW file processed with Capture One by Phase One

TIFF file processed with Photoshop


It was really stormy just a few minutes before I saw this. But on the satellite photos, I could see the storm ending so I was hoping that this might happen. And it did. Somnetimes it is good to get out there and hope that the moment is right.


The map shows exactly where this is.


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Taken on February 6, 2009