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Abalone Cove by StevenDavisPhoto Abalone Cove by StevenDavisPhoto
This shot won Photo of the Day at Aperture Academy on Christmas Day, 2010.

So I'm down in Southern California for business and I wanted to shoot some spots down here. I figured I'd find some good spots to shoot by searching on Flickr. Sure enough, there were some sweet shots from Abalone Cove in the Ranchos Palos Verdes area of LA. This spot closes at 4pm, so I couldn't park in the parking lot, and there's no street parking. I had to illegally park in the Chapel parking lot across the street. I figured they wouldn't be able to tell if my car was a customer or not. Luckily when I came back, my rental, a Chrysler 300M, was still there. The sky was amazing tonight and I'm very happy with these results.

Canon t2i, Tamron 17-50 @ 17mm, Induro Tripod & Head

Blend of 2 exposures in photoshop.

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TheKindDirector Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Nice. :)
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ChrisDonohoe Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
Very nice :D
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Heidi-sama Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The composition is wonderful. You did a good work :clap:
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dontAskme12 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
i love this. and i love that you choose to take it vertically. it gives such a different perspective
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adrumo Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! This picture is really impressive! :wow:

I love the colors, the sea... Everything! I love all of it! :la:
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AnnaKirsten Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011   General Artist
Stunning shot!
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rainbowboysxoxo Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
This is such a beautiful place!! It sucks that it closes at 4 though, it's even more beautiful at night.
I don't understand how they could "close" the place, I stayed there until around 6 or 7 at night.
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Dr-ZooM-7 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Oooh My God .. This Shot is Really Breathtaking .. keep going :love:
, and i wish u visit & comment my works :typerhappy:
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Bupzy Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Student General Artist
That is a fantastic capture! I love the way you caught the waters movement. Well done!
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StevenDavisPhoto Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank u :)
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Bupzy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Student General Artist
your welcome =)
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haimohayon Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l !!!!!!!!!
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iytj Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
awesome work!
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:iconvordiak:
Vordiak Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
A truly stunning picture. Great job! :D
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StevenDavisPhoto Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Professional Photographer
thanks!
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Vordiak Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
you're welcome :D
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fortheskytofall Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
The colours, the positioning of the sun on the horizon, the border of rocks - everything about this exudes perfection. :thumbsup:
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StevenDavisPhoto Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Professional Photographer
thanks :)
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X-Strike-Fire-Dragon Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome pic!!!!! This is amazing!
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StevenDavisPhoto Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Professional Photographer
thanks! :)
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X-Strike-Fire-Dragon Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
sure
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FSGPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
The colours in the sky are gorgeous and the composition is wonderful. The centred-ness works very well.
I love the sunburst effect beneath the sun, and the light on the foreground rocks is lovely. I like the texture of the water too.
It's a shame those rocks in the distance are so dark, but it's not surprising given how low the sun is, and there's not much you could have done about it. :P

Beautiful shot. =)
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StevenDavisPhoto Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Professional Photographer
yeah, i might re-edit it and try to lighten up the far rocks. i think i can. blending the 2 exposures kinda required it, but i might be able to do it.
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piffayy Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
that is a fantastic picture.
great job!
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StevenDavisPhoto Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you :)
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KOhlemeier Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
It is beautiful. Great shot! Love the lighting. ^^
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StevenDavisPhoto Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Professional Photographer
thanks :)
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Professional Photographer
Lovely light and composition!
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StevenDavisPhoto Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Professional Photographer
thanks!
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psyfre Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
Beautiful comp. Nice work.
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StevenDavisPhoto Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Professional Photographer
thanks! :)
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dragon-fly-to-me Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
Very beautiful shot. Glad you were a temporary law breaker for this one! ;)
The lighting and the water look superb.
:heart:
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StevenDavisPhoto Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Professional Photographer
thanks, yeah sometimes u gotta bend the rules. i'm such a rebel :P
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dragon-fly-to-me Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
lol...
go you rebel, you. Remember, everyone digs a rebel. :)
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StevenDavisPhoto Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Professional Photographer
i dig MY rebel. as in, my camera :P
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dragon-fly-to-me Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
See...what did I tell you?
Hey, Jesus was a rebel.
:heart:
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StevenDavisPhoto Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Professional Photographer
fo sho!
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baudilares Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Student Photographer
Gorgeous
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StevenDavisPhoto Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Professional Photographer
thanks :)
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baudilares Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Student Photographer
No problem
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JesterOfLullaby Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
Ah, the risks photographers take in order to get the perfect shot.
This is truly stunning!
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StevenDavisPhoto Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Professional Photographer
indeed. had to climb over the rocks and risked getting taken out by a big wave. gotta risk it for the good shots :) thanks.
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