Waiting For The Light

For months, I’ve watched this view at Anza Narrows. A photo of it appeared in an earlier post. Over time I’ve captured it with minor variations of viewpoint – where I stood or kneeled to press the shutter. But what I’ve been watching for, waiting for is the light, the most critical variable.

The light was right earlier today, as shown in this photograph. The snow capped mountain in the background is Mt. San Gorgonio in the San Bernardino Mountains.

Statistics: Nikon D200, Nikon 28mm manual focus lens, Tiffen 0.6 graduated neutral density filter. ISO 100, 1/30 s, f/11.