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High-resolution desktop wallpaper Rocky Sunset by Adamschroder
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Rocky Sunset

September 9th, 2009

Walking down the beach in Carlsbad, California, I saw these beautiful rocks and thought that the sunset just looked great above them. Shot on a Nikon D40. 1/60 @ f/6.3.

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beach » black » california » carlsbad california » clouds » grey » nature » nikon » nikon d40 » ocean » orange » photography » rocks » seascape » sky » sunset » water »

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Comments from the Community

Posted By: Joshthor
about 4 years, 11 months ago
fantastic shot. kinda looks like the last one though. still great
Posted By: Beginning
about 4 years, 11 months ago
Nice! The rocks are a bit fuzzy though... Still nice, thanks for sharing.
about 4 years, 11 months ago
Yeah. Great subdued color spectrum. Easy to look at. And I rarely like "sunset/ beach" photos.
Posted By: austen
about 4 years, 11 months ago
did you use the stock lens on the d40?
Posted By: Jeffrey Picard
about 4 years, 11 months ago
Oh look, another sunset! Sorry to be snarky as I actually think this is a nice photo. Might be better without the surfers in the background though. Thanks for sharing.
Posted By: bobdigi
about 4 years, 11 months ago
Now this is NICE.
Posted By: Adamschroder
about 4 years, 11 months ago
Thanks for all the comments guys
@austen, yes it is the standard D40 lens.
@Jeffrey Picard Thanks for the input, I agree that the surfers kinda take away from it.
Posted By: DonCorelone78
about 4 years, 11 months ago
One of the best on the entire site.
Posted By: KeithMyArthe
about 4 years, 11 months ago
I actually like the surfers on the horizon - Set as wallpaper this week, thanks !
Posted By: T
about 4 years, 11 months ago
Darn it, another gorgeous one that doesn't fit my 2560 res monitor. :oS

The only slight criticism I have is the pebbles being out of focus - it might be worth playing with your aperture settings in future to try and get that sort of scene more uniformly in focus if possible. The pebbles deserve the clarity given the pattern they make on the picture.
Posted By: EastTN
about 4 years, 11 months ago
One of my new favorites. The surfers don't really take away from it IMO. Also, I disagree with Tony. I believe the shallow DOF works great for this pic. Thanks for the great submission.
Posted By: Actias Luna
about 4 years, 11 months ago
Fits my windows XP Zune theme perfectly. :)

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Posted By:       
about 4 years, 11 months ago
I really enjoyed this. The flaw in the focus makes the image more interesting, which makes me think it was deliberate. Brilliant work.
Posted By: Educastreur
about 4 years, 11 months ago
Another beach sunset, maybe. But a little more original this time. I Like de POV and the rocks. Well done, I voted for this
Posted By: Ferris
about 4 years, 11 months ago
This is neat.
Posted By: glaxotesm
about 4 years, 11 months ago
i love the lack of dimension cues so those stones seem enormous to me, which makes my head spin a bit! wave looks like an apocalyptic tsunami in this context. [warning: imagination required]

great shot!!
Posted By: Tophmeister
about 4 years, 11 months ago
Which beach is this? I want to say the state beach because its rocky there.
Posted By: slashbomb123
about 4 years, 11 months ago
nice rocks at the beach, the waves are coming in at the perfect timing
Posted By: MattOz
about 4 years, 11 months ago
Excellent shot!
Posted By: Quatrix
about 4 years, 11 months ago
Obvious and distracting gradient in the sky.
Posted By: hensdogg
about 4 years, 11 months ago
I absolutely love this shot! It has the perfect amount of sky/water/shore and the rocks look so cool. Excellent job for your first submission!

ps. its been my wallpaper for a couple weeks and I haven't found anything I like better yet
Posted By: Nickeo
about 4 years, 9 months ago
What amazing 3 layers. Thank you for being able to see and capture such beauty.

I agree that it's one of the best on the site.

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