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Fire in the Hole

Fire in the Hole
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Copyright: Mike Ryan (mpr) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 7 N: 344] (2280)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-01-05
Categories: Decisive Moment
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor 18-200 f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AFS DX VR, Hoya 72mm PRO-1 DMC UV LPF
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/4 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Golden moments [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-01-16 13:03
Viewed: 2004
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Pfeiffer Beach in Big Sur, California is most definitely an iconic photography destination. It's famous for this particular view where the setting sun's light shoots through a cave like opening of a large rock outcropping on to the beach. This time of year is the best time to visit due to the alignment of the sun and the opening which makes it popular with other photographers.

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  • bupga Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 6 N: 406] (2982)
  • [2012-01-16 13:26]

Great composition Mike, I like everything about this photo... the lighting, detail and exposure. Excellent work.


Hi Mike
It's Awesome. Bravo!

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-01-16 14:43]


Stunningly awesome.

Am amazed.


wow, thats neat, the warnm light is amazing, composed well and very sharp,

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  • BMYNBR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 143 W: 2 N: 130] (1410)
  • [2012-01-16 20:26]

Great shot, I am heading to California in March, and might just have to make a trip here to try and capture a shot like this.
TFS Dave

Great photo, composition, colours and sharpness are also very good. It's little misterious picture. Good work

Fabulous shot, with really nice motion in the water and you did it without blowing out the light that is coming through the wall! Excellent cool to warm color here. What a sight! Would love to see this one day!

I'm most impressed in how you managed the contrast - nothing is blown out is this posting with 1/4 second. impressive


Olá Mike
In the same image textures and light works in a way very unique... Maybe there is lots of photos of this place but I haven´t seen still now with this one...and it is precious place and photo. I want to remember it.
um abraço

Hello Mike,I have not seen this location before,what a sight!
The shot looks like two halves, with colour in the top half and monochrome in the lower![Almost.]The texture and colour of the rocks is amazing, and the setting sun lights up the spray and the waves as they rush through the gap.
This really catches the eye in the thumbnails.
I assume that you were standing on the beach to take this shot?
Tfs, regards Jean.

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