Stuart L Gordon Photography | Seascapes | The Golden Door II_0817_0818
Taken 30-Dec-12
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Dimensions5616 x 3744
Original file size6.16 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceProPhoto RGB
Date taken30-Dec-12 17:53
Date modified5-Jan-13 09:59
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Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal length50 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1s at f/18
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modeCenter-weighted average
The Golden Door II_0817_0818

The Golden Door II_0817_0818

This was my second visit to Pfeiffer Beach on the Big Sur, California coast to photograph this phenomenon. Only during certin times around the winter solstice do shafts of light from the setting sun line up to beam through this natural archway in the granite rock formation just offshore. I took this a couple of days prior to New Year's 2013, and there were some 30 to 40 photographers lined up with me to capture this scene.