Hidden Beach

Hidden Beach

I walked a section of the south trail this year that I had somehow missed last year, and one of the rewards was Hidden Beach. Just down a short set of steps (nothing like the China Beach or Gibson Beach runs), it is a pebble beach deep in one of the coves…a little hidden gem.

Sony DSC H50 at 31mm equivalent.  F5.6 @ 1/640 @ ISO 100. Programed auto.

Recovery in Lightroom for the sky and rock highlights. A bit of Fill Light for the shadows. Blackpoint slightly right. Added Vibrance and Clarity in the Presence panel and Sharpen landscape preset.

From Monterey Bay 09.

4 Responses to “9/29/2009”

  1. 1 Barry A
    09/29/2009 at 10:12 am

    now this is what I call a nice beach

  2. 2 Rudy
    09/30/2009 at 9:46 pm


    Why in the sky no clouds, I want to see the real nature at the times.


  3. 3 singraham
    10/01/2009 at 4:33 am

    Hi Rudy,

    Fog hung offshore about 100 feet…coming right down to the ocean…so what you see is not lack of clouds but excess of clouds. This is nature pure and raw…I don’t manipulate my images beyond what is necessary to show them as they were…as opposed to how the camera sensor captures them. When I say “Recovery” for the sky…Recovery increases the contrast between sky and cloud, so if there are clouds it only makes them stand out more.

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