Smooth over glass

By |2014-02-05T19:46:10+00:00Feb 5th, 2014|
I had about 30 minutes before the sun would hit the horizon on this lovely day at Garrapata State Park in Big Sur. As I made my way out to the farthest point that I could reach, I noticed this wonderful little pool that had formed by a rock wall that separated it from the ocean. I thought it’d be interesting to juxtapose the natural glassiness of this little pool against the smoothness of the ocean created with a long exposure. I took one exposure to get the detail of the rocks, another for the ocean, and a third for the pool. I then masked the three together in post and really enjoyed the outcome. The best part is that I still had about 10 minutes left to exposure before it was time to capture the sun hitting the horizon.

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  1. Jonathan Sander February 5, 2014 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    that reflection is like glass, great stuff!

  2. Nickoli Morales February 5, 2014 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    Perfection in every imperfection curve good job +Brian Matiash

  3. Doug Dillon February 5, 2014 at 8:11 pm - Reply

    Great combination +Brian Matiash ! The smoothness of the pool, the rough texture of the rocks, and the softness and almost fog like look of the ocean. Really nice!! You've just got that eye!!! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Izydor Olszewski February 5, 2014 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    BEAUTIFUL. Greetings.

  5. Sol Juarez February 5, 2014 at 8:45 pm - Reply


  6. Paul Gyswyt February 5, 2014 at 9:48 pm - Reply

    Interesting water contrast between calm and motion.

  7. David R Robinson February 5, 2014 at 10:07 pm - Reply

    Great find and lovely image.

  8. Jessica Memo February 5, 2014 at 10:18 pm - Reply

    You obtained four  minutes of awareness that reflect you as a photographer as a man with a gift. [reflect] hahahahah

  9. doina pester February 6, 2014 at 12:20 am - Reply


  10. W Brian Duncan February 6, 2014 at 5:09 am - Reply

    I just love the California coast…I should make a point to spend more time there…maybe that Pacific Coast Highway 1 drive should be on my 2015 travel list! Great shot Brian.

  11. tom kelemet February 6, 2014 at 7:36 am - Reply

    Hello Brian

  12. Sunny Wu February 6, 2014 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    great shot 

  13. SUDHATRI RISHI February 6, 2014 at 8:38 pm - Reply


  14. Babita Choudhary February 7, 2014 at 4:17 am - Reply

    nice image 

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