Monday, August 16, 2010

Santa Cruz Surfer Statue and Boardwalk night landscape

I was looking for a unique angle on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk during the twilight when I noticed the surfer statue was lit up by the setting sun in the day time. I found a fallen tree trunk to climb up onto to set the tripod and extended it as high as it would go. When I realized the street light would light up the statue in the twilight I waited. I wish I had a higher platfor to shoot from because then the reflection of the wharf and boardwalk would come itno play, but I think it turned out nice none the less. f/8 Apeture priority with 3 shots 100 ISO blended together with Photomatix Pro HDRI and a few Lightroom 3 adustments.