Dusk at Pirate’s Cove

Dusk at Pirate's Cove

Dusk at Pirate’s Cove, photo by Harold Davis. View this image larger.

On Saturday I went with a few friends from the Bay Area Photography & Exploration Society to photograph Pirate’s Cove in the Marin Headalnds. The idea was to photograph star trails, and I even schlepped a second camera body and tripod so I could multitask by taking automated exposures for stacking in Photoshop.

As is often the case, the weather didn’t cooperate, and dense, low-lying fog came in at dusk. I took the captures in this image shortly before we packed it in and headed up through the clouds.

Marin County lacks eating establishments that stay open late. As has happened before when I’ve gone shooting at night, we ended up at the all-night Denny’s in Corte Madera. Good company, but hardly gourmet dining.

[Nikon D300, 18-200 VR zoom lens at 20mm (30mm in 35mm terms), six exposures combined in Photoshop at shutter speeds between 8 seconds and two minutes, all exposures at f/22 and ISO 100, tripod mounted.]

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  1. […] had the afternoon off from school, so we took advantage of the beautiful weather and hiked to Pirate’s Cove, the notch in the rugged Marin Headlands coast about half way up the left side of this photo. On […]

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