I am out here in the Big Sur area with +Edward Mendes and his Big Sur in spring photography workshop. This morning's sunrise shoot was at one of my favorite spots in the area, Garrapata Beach and in particular the Calla Lily gully. I have usually tried to photograph this area pointing in the other direction, towards the ocean but decided to try pointing at the rising sun. The focus was set pretty close so even though the lens is stopped down to f/8 the background is very blurry. I had originally intended to crop the top off but when I saw this image, I ended up liking the blown out sun in the top and feel that in conjunction with the out of focus background gives the image a dream like quality.
Dream of Callas
Dream of Callas - Alpa STC, IQ 180, 32 HR, ~f/8, 1/30s, ISO 100