My friend Wyatt and I headed up to Lizard's Mouth on Saturday morning. Sunrise was ridiculously early, so we didn't get up there until about an hour after. So the light was decent, but not amazing. It was a really clear day, though, with a beautiful view of the city and the islands.
This was shot from a pretty similar perspective to this image, with a different focal length obviously. I was probably standing on the next rock over :).
Lizard's mouth is a great spot. It's almost a shame, though, how easy it is to get to. I think Wyatt and I were both feeling like we would have enjoyed more of a hike that morning.
This is a handheld 3 exposure HDR at -1 1/3ev, 0ev, and +1 1/3ev. Here is the original, unedited, 0ev exposure
Throw a photographer into any scene and it instantly gains some interest for me. Thanks for livening up my image, Wyatt :)
The view from Lizard's Mouth on a clear day like this one is fantastic. This is overlooking Goleta; Wyatt's standing in front of the view of the airport, and the UCSB campus is to the left of his head. The big island on the horizon is Santa Cruz Island.
I tried a panorama from up there but totally botched it. Good thing I lugged my tripod out with me :). Maybe another time.
The original, unedited image.