When I made my first pictures of the Capitola Pier, I didn't realize that my shadow had been etched into the image (see Selfie @ Capitola Pier). So naturally, I decided to return on the following evening. Much like the first experience, we arrived after sunset, the fog rolled in and the pier's lamps made for an eerie glow. Cautious about staying out of the shot this time, I preset the tripod just beyond the ocean's waves and looked around to be certain that I was in the shadow of the pier. Using a cable release and mirror lock-up, I set my iPhone timer to 5 minutes and the lens to f/16. While I preferred the light from my first evening, I really like the way the fog scatters the lamplight into random beams.
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