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Uploaded 4-Feb-12
Taken 28-Jan-12
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Keywords:Big Sur, Big Sur Carmel Monterey, California, Pfeiffer Arch, Regions, United States, golden, places, rays, sunset
Photo Info

Dimensions1000 x 664
Original file size227 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken29-Jan-12 02:19
Date modified4-Feb-12 16:21
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D90
Focal length40 mm
Focal length (35mm)60 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/25 at f/8
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 500
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Golden Door at Pfeiffer Arch, Big Sur

Golden Door at Pfeiffer Arch, Big Sur

The Arch Rock on Pfeiffer Beach in Big Sur, California, dominates the beach at all times of the year. But during a short time in February, sometimes for less than two weeks, the Arch Rock truly shines as the rays of the setting sun shoot through the portal, setting the whole scene on fire. I made this image on a trip to Big Sur in February, 2012. It is an iconic scene; I shared the beach that evening with no less than 40 other photographers. It was lovely to see how polite everyone was, making sure that each person had an unobstructed view of the golden rays.