Surf, Rocks, Orange Starfish

Point Bonita, Marin Headlands, CA

Frankly, we did not want to stand in line for 20-30 minutes to cross the newly reconstructed walkway for the Point Bonita Lighthouse.  So instead, time was quickly spent shooting at the bright orange starfish below and we made the long uphill hike back to the car for more photography elsewhere.

(Click thru to see how even using a tripod did not result in a sharp image –in 700px no less!)

Apparently the wind was strong enough to cause a little shake over the course of the 20 second exposure.  As this photo was taken in the daytime, such a long exposure was achieved by using the trusty (but annoying to put on and take off the lens) B+W 10-stop neutral density filter which reduces the amount of light entering the camera by 1000x.

Hmm, this is the first starfish post I have had that does not include a pier.

Previous starfish posts:

EXIF data: Nikon D7000, patterned metering mode, 160mm, ISO 100, 20 sec, f/5.6

Surf, Rocks, Orange Starfish.  Point Bonita, Marin Headlands, California. April 15, 2012. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.


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