Breaking Wave

Walking along the Marin Headlands cliffs between Rodeo Beach and Tennessee Beach, I was struck by the brightness of the breaking waves in the sunset light against the darkness of the shore in shadow.

Depth of field was not an issue. I spot metered for the brightness of the waves, made sure that a shutter speed fast enough to stop the motion of the wave was selected, and allowed the camera to choose the aperture.

[300mm in 35mm equivalent terms, 1/250 of a second at f/6.3 and ISO 100.]

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