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Pigeon Point is home to large numbers of pelicans year round. It really should be called Pelican Point. As the sun set, the sky began to glow, but that alone is not enough to make a good photograph.  I noticed that the water had become calm and the light enhanced the color of the water.  I decided to use a long exposure to define and accentuate the rocks in the foreground.  This reduced the distracting motion of the waves while the glow was retained. There are other times, however, when showing the motion of the water is the better choice.

Pigeon Point is home to large numbers of pelicans year round. It really should be called Pelican Point. As the sun set, the sky began to glow, but that alone is not enough to make a good photograph. I noticed that the water had become calm and the light enhanced the color of the water. I decided to use a long exposure to define and accentuate the rocks in the foreground. This reduced the distracting motion of the waves while the glow was retained. There are other times, however, when showing the motion of the water is the better choice.

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