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La Jolla, California, USA by Jake Pineda

The La Jolla Tide Pools in Southern California are an incredible place for photographers. It seems as though every couple of steps there is some sort of composition that will make an excellent landscape photograph. It's probably why every time I am there there are at least ten people lined up with there cameras and tripods hoping to capture the sunsets.

I came here last years around this time, April of 2017, with the intention of shooting from this same location but things didn't go my way. My camera fell off of my tripod and, unfortunately, I cracked my camera body, messed up the zoom and focus rings on my lens, and completely shattered one of my filters. As a result, I didn't get my shot and I was out $1000 for repairs. After visiting this year, I got my shot. Weather conditions were perfect. A storm had just finished rolling through Southern California the same morning I took this and as I pulled up I could see the break in the clouds that would light up the sky perfectly. A lot of the times these shots don't go as planned. I had to wait a year to get this shot but it all worked out in the end.

Camera Nikon D810
Lens Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8
Aperture f/11
S/S 15sec
ISO 64
Additional Notes Really Right Stuff Tripod - Lee Filters Little Stopper and .9 ND Grad Filter
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