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Big Sur

Posted by
Scott F. Schilling (San Martin, United States) on 18 February 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The last remaining rock from a long eroded coastline stands against winter waves.

NIKON D3 13/10 second F/22.0 ISO 200 190 mm

Julie from Easton, United States

That is a beautiful shot! The water really is that blue over there huh??? I wish the east coast water was like that!

18 Feb 2010 5:07am

Samantha from Toronto, Canada

Wow! Another dreamy image. Your composition is sublime!

18 Feb 2010 5:19am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

another good one scott. awesome processing

18 Feb 2010 7:03am

Arantza from Menorca, Spain

Another of your fantastic pictures never disappoint me, greetings!!

18 Feb 2010 7:34am

jeanclaude from st mande 94160, France

your photos do good

18 Feb 2010 7:53am

MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States

I have got to try some of these slow exposures! I love it!

18 Feb 2010 8:49am

keith from killarney, Ireland

the coastline you have scott is compelling, I would say you could shoot it everyday

18 Feb 2010 8:51am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Great composition and light Scott ! Well done :)

18 Feb 2010 10:59am

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

I'm smiling at John's comment about slow exposures. I'd like to try them also, but when our water is barely moving, no whitecaps or waves, it just looks like an out-of-focus shot! :D

18 Feb 2010 12:04pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

So pure...this is beautifully captured Scott! The color and detail are lovely!

18 Feb 2010 1:07pm

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Hello, gradually nibbling sea rocks. The colors are sublime. Good day.

18 Feb 2010 2:26pm

Rui from Leiria, Portugal

Aww awesome golden light. Beautifully captured!

18 Feb 2010 6:13pm

Allan Clark from Dunedin, New Zealand


18 Feb 2010 6:37pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

So your commentary sparks a question. Are the waves harsher in winter? I know due to storms they can be but that can be during the summer too. I'm a landlubber so I really don't know. They look frothy, churning pretty much throughout your scene here. The clarity of the blue probably downplays some of that power with beauty. Still I can imagine things getting smashed on these rocks due to current.

18 Feb 2010 7:47pm

Evening Song Imagery from Springfield, WV, United States

Love that blue ocean !

18 Feb 2010 9:51pm

Sandy Weston from Madison, Maine, United States

Always fantastic and beautifully captured.

18 Feb 2010 10:10pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Wonderful color of the water!

18 Feb 2010 11:33pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

beautiful coastline! i love the texture and colour of the water especially!

19 Feb 2010 2:24am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Your good selection of shutter speed turns these winter waves into minute ripples. Love the beautiful blue water which serves as a great contrast to the rock's color.

19 Feb 2010 4:08am

Céline from New York City, United States

I love Big Sur ! And this late afternoon light adds a lot !

19 Feb 2010 4:11am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Great detail and light in this rock that defies the strengh of the sea! :)

19 Feb 2010 5:57am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Lovely pov and I really the highly defined rocks.

19 Feb 2010 7:34am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States


19 Feb 2010 12:33pm

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

great clarity, and of course I like the long exposure

19 Feb 2010 3:47pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Very nice colours in this shot. I can almost hear the music of the waves…

19 Feb 2010 5:05pm

K.B.R from Switzerland

excellent this ROC in the sea, love all in this great photo.
Beautifull shot

19 Feb 2010 7:28pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

This is lovely Scott! The water looks like an oil painting. I love this more intimate view when we are so used to large scapes...Just beautiful!

20 Feb 2010 2:53am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Great colors and textures.

22 Feb 2010 11:07am

Gibritte from France

Everything I love, the wild beauty

23 Feb 2010 10:38am