Soberanes Arch and Dawn Light

Posted by Don Smith (California, United States) on 31 January 2013 in Landscape & Rural.


5th Annual Northern Arizona Photo Workshop - Grand Canyon, Page (Antelope Canyon/Horseshoe Bend) and Sedona - March 25-29, 2013 (WORKSHOP SOLD OUT :: WAITING LIST ONLY)
6th Annual Spring in Big Sur and the Monterey Peninsula - May 6-9, 2013 (Hurry - only 2 spots left)
4th Annual Kauai Workshop - Garden Isle and Tropical Paradise - June 21-25, 2013 (6 spots left)
1st Annual Grand Canyon Monsoon and Lightning Workshop - August 19-23, 2013 (WORKSHOP SOLD OUT :: WAITING LIST ONLY)
2nd Annual Fall Color in Grand Teton National Park - September 28 - October 2, 2013 (WORKSHOP SOLD OUT :: WAITING LIST ONLY)
2nd Annual Fall Color in Grand Teton National Park - October 2 - October 6, 2013 - (WORKSHOP SOLD OUT :: WAITING LIST ONLY)
5th Annual Arches/Canyonlands National Parks - Full Moon Over Red Rock, Arches and Canyons - October 15-19, 2013 (6 spots left)
3rd Annual Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks - Hoodoos and Fall Color - November 4-8, 2013 (6 spots left)

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I've started my 7th year of teaching landscape workshops with my recently completed Winter Big Sur Workshop. I love helping students along with their own photographic journey and I answer many questions as you can well imagine. Here are three that seem to constantly be asked from workshop to workshop along with my responses. To read more, please read my latest blog: You've Got Questions? We've Got Answers!.

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Will from Gainesville, United States

love the processing and colors:)

31 Jan 2013 7:03pm

@Will: I have to tell you Will - the colors are real. People don't believe it until they see it with their own eyes! Thanks for you kind response.

destani from mashhad, Iran

Excellent! 5*****

31 Jan 2013 7:51pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice long exposure shot!
so beautiful composition, colors & lights!

31 Jan 2013 10:57pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

love the darker and more dramatic tones that combined with the motion of the water create a great atmosphere!

1 Feb 2013 1:19am

Akbar&Armaghan from Gorgan, Iran

Excellent shot,Very beautiful seashore

1 Feb 2013 8:01am

Tracy from Charlotte, United States

I read your latest blog post, and it's great to be reminded that the creativity and vision of a final image really is about what the photographer wants to convey...There are unlimited choices these days and the click of the shutter is just the beginning. To me it needs to be the solid foundation that all the rest is built upon, so it's so necessary to "get it right"!

This spot in Big Sur happens to be my favorite- and I love the drama of the water (thanks to your choice of shutter speed!) and the solid timelessness of the rocks.

You'll have to see what I did to Yosemite today- I have finally slipped over the edge of all reason...

1 Feb 2013 3:55pm

@Tracy: Thanks so much Tracy, I saw your image but did not have time to respond - it has been crazy lately! I love what you are doing.

L'Angevine from Angers, France

j'apprécie les teintes

1 Feb 2013 4:00pm

Mike from California, United States

Great workshop and a beautiful shot Don...I just did a print of this scene for grins.

1 Feb 2013 11:34pm

KriKridesign from Suisse, Switzerland

Oh that's looking like a Calame's painting! Fabulous!

1 Mar 2013 8:31am

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
1 second
ISO 100
53 mm


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