Get Outside: Iconic Bixby Canyon Bridge

By: Blake Maitoza
March 20, 2015

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Get Outside is a weekly dose of inspiration to get you off the couch and enjoying what nature has to offer.

The Big Sur Coastline is by far my favorite place I've ever been. As a photographer it's truly a paradise with endless opportunities. This was one of my very first times practicing long exposure photography with a Nikon D-5100, kit lens, and a newly purchased variable Neutral Density Filter. The Bixby Bridge, being one of my favorite spots along Highway 1, had to be my first experiment with my new filter. I took about 200 photos that day with shutter speeds ranging from 5 seconds all the way to 30 seconds. This photo was 30 seconds and was my favorite because it had the most traffic going over the bridge, creating the best light streak. After capturing this photo I have been hooked on long exposure photography ever since.

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