Friday, February 24, 2012


Canon EOS Rebel XS, Promaster 19-35 lens @ 24mm, ISO 100, f/16, 1/4 second
  The very first and last stop for +Erik Kerstenbeck and myself on our Pt Loma photo excursion was Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery. Initially, the light was too harsh to go down to the rocks and cliffs of Pt Loma so we started photographing at the cemetery which is set up similar to other Veteran's Cemeteries with all of the headstones alike and in neat, long rows. The earliest recorded people buried in the cemetery were from back in 1846 from the Battle of San Pasqual for the California Territory. Very cool.
   When the kind park officer, with the gun holstered to his hip, asked us to leave Pt Loma's tide pools about a half hour before peak light, we stopped back at the cemetery, which has a gorgeous view with the Pacific Ocean as it's back drop.
   I was really drawn to this pair of trees silhouetting the incredible sunset and used them as bookends around it. The neatly aligned headstones in the foreground were perfect for leading the way to the background sunset.
Big thanks to brother Jim for applying some of his personal touches to help me even out the dynamic range through the shot.

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