Grab Shot

Driving south along Highway 1, the Big Sur coast was gorgeous in early February. Nicky napped in the car, and Julian popped out with me every time I stopped for a view or a photo.

Photographers talk about “grab shots”; the definition is a situation in which you just pick up the camera, aim it without premeditation, and press the shutter release. That’s pretty much what Big Sur is like, and this photo in any case. No matter where you point your lens it is sure to be photogenic. Though I do like in the composition of this photo the unpremediated way in which the curve of Route 1 mirrors in the distance the far more vast curve of the crashing breaker.

[Nikon D300, 18-200mm VR zoom lens at 22mm (33mm in 35mm terms) with image stabilization engaged, 1/500 of a second at f/11 and ISO 100, hand held.]

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