Night Sky @ Scripps Pier | La Jolla, CA

I’m still getting the hang of this night sky photography thing. It is a lot of fun, but a whole different set of parameters to remember while shooting! This is one of my shots from last night after the sun went to bed.

Night Sky @ Scripps Pier | La Jolla, CA
10 seconds at f/4, ISO 1600 and processed in Lightroom

The challenge with this photo was adjusting for several different light sources: the ambient light in the sky and the artificial lights on the pier, both at the end and behind me. My solution was to set my white balance to “Tungsten” which gave me a lovely blue in the sky, but gave the pier a sickly green tint. To compensate I went into the HSL panel and moved the green “Hue” to -100 (yellow) and then in “Saturation” moved the green slider to -100.


Today I am thankful for:

  • Brunch with my grandma, aunties, & uncles
  • A bit of retail therapy
  • A cozy nap on the sofa

What are you thankful for today?

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