I lost my way while driving and by the time arrived here, sun had set ! It was getting dark and there wasn't time to climb down to the rocks. I noticed that the ice plants had become vibrant after heavy rains in December. There was a whole patch of red and I thought of experimenting with them in the foreground. Used .9 Graduated neutral density LEE filter (hard edge) to suppress the highlights in the sky and exposed this shot for full 25 secs. The result was well exposed foreground and frozen ocean!! It was dark by the time I left this place.
I arrived here before sunrise. It was partly cloudy and that helped suppress the highlights in the sky. Some colors began to show in the sky. The bench and the ice plants looked to me very interesting. Exposed for 5 secs with aperture f/14. Obtained a well exposed foreground.
Picture shot from the campus of Gurudwara - South San Jose . Riot of colors post sunset!! The colors are as seen and not because of photo shopping