NIKON D300, Nikon 12-24, HDR in Photomatix
Here is version two of the Newport Beach Pier in HDR. This version is looking back at the beach away from the ocean.
Here is some info from the web: Newport Pier is one of several prominent piers in Newport Beach. From this wooden structure you can look south to see the Balboa Pier, the second major pier in the OC city. Newport Pier, historically known as McFadden’s Wharf, is where the Dory Fishermen dock their dory boats and bring in their catch of the day, selling them to the public.
The Newport Pier is ideal for strolling and features a lifeguard station at its base, several rows of shops and restaurants, several hotels, lots of beach rental houses, a bicycle path, public restrooms, a ready teller machine, and a huge parking lot where you put coins in the individual pay meters and pay to park. The pier overlooks a beautiful sand beach and series of jetties where tourists like to climb the rocks, and surfers head out to catch waves. On the pier is a sushi and fish restaurant with two floors for dining. The upper deck views offer splendid ocean dining.
When visiting Newport Beach’s peninsula that travels along Newport Boulevard, make this pier your first stop. You can grab a bit at Charlie’s Chili, Sharkeez, Il Gelato, Il Farnio other options. Then go for a relaxing stroll on the Newport Pier where dolphins and occasionally whales are observed.
This shot was taken on a tripod, cable release with 5 exposures post processed in Photomatix. Enjoy!