Taken 24-Feb-16
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Keywords:California, Point Lobos, award, coast, ocean, Zenfolio
Photo Info

Dimensions7507 x 5005
Original file size20.4 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken24-Feb-16 16:14
Date modified27-Feb-18 17:40
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5DS R
Focal length82 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/180 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Normal
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Breaking Wave

Breaking Wave

Point Lobos, California

This past February, El Nino produced some major storms in the central Pacific that created large storm surges, with swells reaching 20 feet or more in height. Though the weather was clear here, large waves pounded the coast. I was fortunate to be at Point Lobos when a surge coincided with high tide, causing enormous breakers. Using a fairly fast shutter, I managed to capture the right moment to showcase the power of the water breaking on the rocks. The low, late afternoon sun provided some nice backlighting to accent the waves, while an offshore wind curled the spray back over the wave tops.