The beautiful and windy roads of Torrey Pines, this is such a picturesque part of town and if you’re not into pictures then go there for a bike ride or hike, you won’t regret it. I took this picture from the top of Torrey Pines and as far as I can get to the edge, there was a sign that actually warned of unstable rocks and that’s where I stopped; I really wanted to take those extra 5 steps as they would’ve given me the point of view that I was looking for but there was a possibility of me never showing the picture and ending up on the local news so this will do
This long exposure was taken at Torrey Pines State Reserve overlooking Torrey Pines Rd. I took this shot just past sunset, which is one of the few times that you can have the streaking effect with a well lit scene without the use of any ND (Neutral Density) filters. The long shutter speed allows enough ambient light to register on the sensor to produce a normally lit scene while all the moving objects (cars) create the streaking effect.
Even though I wasn’t really going for it, I really like how the Marine layer effect was captured. If you look at the cliffs on the right, that haze is a Marine layer, which is caused by warm air hitting the cool ocean surface. Marine Layers are much closer to sea level (only a few feet high), in person they are a lot easier to tell from a cloud.