Pelican on Rock, Sunset, Corona Del mar, CA
I have photographed the nearby shore in southern California many time over the years, and I love to find new subjects there. I saw this large pelican sitting on the edge of the large rock and had to take the picture. I used a slow shutter speed to lighten and soften the water and provide contrast with the darker rocks. Fortunately for me the bird never moved during the exposure. I had a very gentle evening sky at sunset to add interest there.