Big Sur, CA – Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park (Infrared)

Recently I posted a similar shot in HDR…this is the Infrared version.  I was walking away and saw that great big palm tree.  IR + Palm Tree = great combo!  So I set up my tripod and snapped this shot.   As nice background for that palm in IR!  I really wish you can some how get to that beach below!!   The McWay Falls (waterfall below) looks amazing!  I wonder if anyone had ever had approval to shoot it up close?   I just googled it and did not see any close up shots.  Keeping natured preserved is fantastic to see!

Some Info from the Web:  McWay Falls is an 80 foot waterfall located in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park that flows year-round. Like Alamere Falls, this waterfall is one of only two in the region that are close enough to the ocean to be referred as “tidefalls”. It is located onMcWay Creek.  Although it can be viewed via a trail from above, the beach and scenic cove below is difficult to access by land, however, it could be easily reached by boat. Even with this possibility, it is not recommended that people visit the beach as a safety precaution due to crumbling cliffs and environmental reasons.

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D70S (Converted to Infrared)
  • Infrared Conversion:  D70S modified by LifePixel
  • Lens: Nikon 12-24 f/4
  • Setting: Aperture  Mode
  • Focal Length: 14.0mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Exposure:  1/80 sec
  • Aperture:  f/22
  • Gear:  Tripod
  • Post Process: Adobe CS4, Viveza, Silver Efex Pro