Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Crepuscular Rays, Point Lobos State Reserve, California 2009

Crepuscular Rays, Point Lobos State Reserve, California 2009

1/10 sec at f/22, focal length: 33mm, ISO 100, Aperture Priority, -1 1/3EV compensation - February 7, 2009, 1:57pm PST
Photographed with Canon EOS 20D, EF 17-40mm f/4L, tripod mounted

Earlier this month, my wife and I were able to get over to the coast for a MUCH needed weekend away (thanks sis!). We had the opportunity to visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium for free to have appetizers and wine with Kazu, the aquarium's sushi chef, but opted for a hike around Point Lobos instead. I should also mention that if you like sushi and are in Monterey, go to Kazu's restaurant, Sakura. It's right on Lighthouse Ave before it turns into Central. Good sushi from a good soul. More images from this trip to come!


  1. Hi John,

    It's spectacular.
    Though, if I may, I would crop just above the green bottom and left of the white tree to concentrate on the play of light.
    Just noticed some images here were taken with 17-40, a new lens? :)



  2. Wonderful shot John! The light streaming down through the branches is captivating.

  3. Bartek,

    First of all, thanks and congrats once again on the new addition to your family!

    I did actually shoot a few images framed that way in camera and I feel that this framing has much more impact and is more dynamic. A better balance maybe. My intentions for the other framing were to do just you you suggest, concentrate on the play of light. But I think that the image starts to fall apart and there's no path for your eye to follow. My eye was just jumping around randomly. Any ways, that's just my thought on it.

    As for the lens. I've had it for the better part of this last year, but have only recently started pulling it out for landscape work. I really love my 70-200. I was using Bill's 300 for the monterey trip and liked the extra reach/isolation capabilities of that focal length too. Maybe a 100-400 will be added to my kit eventually!


    Thank you, it was a beautiful sight and even more captivating in person. I hope you're enjoying your print.