"Dawn Surf" - Pigeon Point Lighthouse, Pescadero, California

Pigeon Point is located just south of Pescadero, California on a rocky promontory that juts into the Pacific Ocean. This image was shot looking south toward the lighthouse along the coast and the surf line. The image is 10x15 and double matted, approximately as shown in a black beveled metal frame with conservation clear glass.

Technical details - normally, the surf line along the shore would be severely under exposed. To balance the exposure and show foreground detail, a 2 stop graduated neutral density filter was used to balance the exposure between the sky and the foreround surf. Getting the rotation of the filter precisely right while working in the near dark is a trial and error process. Out of a 36 exposure roll of film, I had one image where the alignment of the filter parallel to the surf line was correct.

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