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Twilight at Pfeiffer Beach
Twilight at Pfeiffer Beach

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Challenge: Night Shot V (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM II
Location: Pfeiffer Beach - Big Sur, CA
Date: Mar 13, 2010
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 30.0 sec
Galleries: Seascapes, Astrophotography
Date Uploaded: Mar 15, 2010

First contest entry shot with my new Canon 5D MKII. :D Decided to break the camera in with a short road trip up the California coast. I was kinda bummed that it was a new moon this weekend, but tried to make the best of it.

I'm sure this will probably bomb since most of the tones are dark and a lot of people have crappy monitors, but I can't pass up a night photography challenge. :) Expect to see many more night shots from me in the future - the 5D MKII is just TOO cool!

Oh, and since people may comment on it, that tiny glowing spot on the rock on the right is actually a hole in the rock that's letting through the twilight colors. ;)

Place: 8 out of 165
Avg (all users): 6.5185
Avg (commenters): 8.1538
Avg (participants): 6.0139
Avg (non-participants): 6.7020
Views since voting: 2401
Views during voting: 448
Votes: 270
Comments: 16
Favorites: 6 (view)

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03/24/2010 02:42:51 AM
Thanks, Robert! Yeah, I'm beyond impressed with the low light capability of this camera. :) The 20D was awesome, but ISO 1600 on the 5D MKII is like 400 or lower on the 20D. :D And thank you to everyone who voted and left comments!
03/24/2010 12:05:16 AM
Great job, dude. Aren't the 5D's incredible for long exposure? Mine didn't score as well, sadly, but I had the distinction of hand-holding it in full darkness at ISO 1600 and getting a usable image from it :-)

Congrats on top 10 with one of my favorite places.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/23/2010 09:18:47 PM
Awesome colors...feels like night on the beach 9
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03/22/2010 09:11:18 AM
lovely colours!
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03/20/2010 06:29:20 PM
I'm sure your photograph will do well in this entry. I like it a lot *8*
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03/20/2010 01:25:46 AM
one of my favorite places in the world. would love to see your other shots that day.
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03/19/2010 11:41:15 PM
Pfeiffer beach will have to go on my list of places to visit now... beautiful shot.
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03/19/2010 05:36:46 PM
Very nice,
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03/18/2010 02:11:17 PM
Best work yet for this challenge. Great work!
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03/18/2010 11:56:54 AM
Dang, that takes me back... Way back in the day, we used to camp here. I don't think that's allowed anymore? Lovely capture. Probably getting dinged because twilight isn't "night"? I think that's what's happening to me :-(
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03/17/2010 10:10:52 PM
Love this. Absolutely gorgeous.
I love the contrast between the starry sky in the left top corner, and the remains of the setting sun in the bottom right. 10
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03/17/2010 01:31:05 PM
Simple and well captured.
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03/17/2010 11:50:28 AM
This is beautiful, the contrast between stars and sunrise is perfect. This is tied as best in challenge for me (9).
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03/17/2010 01:59:31 AM
beautiful blue color
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03/17/2010 01:10:22 AM
Great Timing and exposure! The stars twinkle and the blue is sweet! You will do well...
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03/17/2010 12:38:22 AM
This in my opinion should ribbon. A brilliant night shot that screams your control over your equipment.

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