Dunes, Beach and Morro Rock (California)

As you drive along California Route 1 from Los Angeles to San Francisco the most interesting landscape photography landmarks start around Morro Bay, with Morro Rock as the main travel photography attraction.

I love to photograph Morro Rock. It is so distinctive and unique to its surroundings. I have visited on multiple occasions and taken photos from different spots. When you photograph it from the north you have the Morro Creek beach with its many surfers in the ocean as your foreground, with the Rock serving as the backdrop. When photographing it from the town you can really appreciate the magnitude of the Rock, and the many fishing boats on the bay will help you to create better composition in your photos.

But my favorite perspective of the Morro Bay area is from the south, from the hills of Montaña Oro State Park. The reason I love this view is because, besides the Rock itself, you can see two other famous landmarks in the frame; the Spooner’s Cove beach, and the Montaña de Oro dunes.

Focal Length: 70mm
ISO: 100
Aperture: F13
Bracketing: 5 shots ( -2, -1, 0, +1, +2)
Tripod: FEISOL Tournament CT-3442

HDR Processed: Lightroom, Photomatix, Photoshop

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