Dreamy Morro Bay

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I wasn’t sure if I should title this post Dreamy Morro Bay or Dreaming of Morro Bay…both work for me. I captured and processed these Morro Bay photos with a dreamy feel, and as I sit here in my air-conditioned cocoon in hot and humid Virginia I’m quite literally dreaming of Morro Bay.

Dreamy Morro Bay
20 seconds at f/22, ISO 100

One afternoon while I was in California, I got to drive up to Cayucos and meet with a coaching client. (Learn more about my photography coaching services here.) After we did a bit of work we took advantage of a narrow window of time to grab a few photos together.

Dreamy Morro Bay
30 seconds at f/22, ISO 100

My client shared a “secret” location with me that supposedly only locals know about. I’d never been there before! It has a fantastic view of the Morro Strand State Beach, Morro Rock, and the iconic smoke stacks to the south; and rocky bluffs and tide pools looking north.

Dreamy Morro Bay
20 seconds at f/22, ISO 100

Each of these photos was captured with my tripod mounted Canon 6D, 24-105mm lens, and 10-stop ND filter. See the photo captions for the exact settings. Processing was done in Lightroom, Luminar 2018, and Photoshop.

I wish I could have stayed out there longer and explored this new-to-me section of the coastline in dreamy Morro Bay. Once again I’ll add it to my list of places to spend more time next time I’m on the central coast.

This post is Part 3 in a series of articles about my California adventures in July of 2018.

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