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This rocky coastline south of Carmel is quite scenic and dangerous. The lens was 20 feet above the water and soon after I made this image, I found out the hard way why the rocks were wet!  I got in close to show the brief light show on the waves and the rock.  It was difficult to get to this spot, as it required a scramble across a rocky cliff.  Sometimes the best rock is the least accessible.   The light played a big role on how the 
rock looks in this photograph.  A few minutes earlier, the light was bright and harsh and the rock had less detail and color.  And a few minutes later, the colors faded along with the light.  It is easily possible to find a great spot with nice rock formations but still end up with a boring photo because the light was not right.

This rocky coastline south of Carmel is quite scenic and dangerous. The lens was 20 feet above the water and soon after I made this image, I found out the hard way why the rocks were wet! I got in close to show the brief light show on the waves and the rock. It was difficult to get to this spot, as it required a scramble across a rocky cliff. Sometimes the best rock is the least accessible. The light played a big role on how the
rock looks in this photograph. A few minutes earlier, the light was bright and harsh and the rock had less detail and color. And a few minutes later, the colors faded along with the light. It is easily possible to find a great spot with nice rock formations but still end up with a boring photo because the light was not right.

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