CA Road Trip 2013- Julia Pfeiffer - Big Sur CA

Julia Pfeiffer - Big Sur CA

While on our way up the California coast Jenn and I stopped at Julia Pfeiffer to check out probably one of the most beautiful lagoons in the US.

Like most famous locations, I have seen hundreds of photos of this spot but nothing truly compares to seeing it in person. I still can't believe how colorful the water was! I would have loved to catch this spot at sunset but the open road was calling and we had to get back on the road. Hopefully I'll get to come back to this spot someday soon!

How this shot was Made.

Canon 5D mkII, 16-35 f2.8 L II 29mm, f16, 1/4sec, ISO 50

On Location: 5 Bracketed exposures using a singh ray neutral polarizer, and 3 stop Lee filter, and a modified cokin Zpro filter holder.

Processing: Exposure blending in Photoshop with various exposures. Used Nik Color Efex Pro 4, and other luminosity masks to bring out the colors and details!