The Gate in Malibu

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Daily Photo – The Gate in Malibu

On my recent trip to California, I decided to stay in Malibu. I’ve stayed almost everywhere in the LA area, but never out here. I found a really cool place on the beach using I’ve used that three or four times now – always with good results. The other places I used it for was London and Ibiza, and both were outstanding hotels.

One sunset, I walked over to the Malibu docks at sunset. They were pretty empty, with just a few people strolling around. And there was this nice painted gate looking so nice in the evening lights. It made for such a good pic that I took one with my phone and my D3X!

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  • Patrick Ahles

    For a phone pic this is really good! :p

    Just kidding, this is nice, the colors are great! The texture of the wood comes out wonderful with that light! Nice!

  • Jake

    You use Jetsetter too? I discovered it like two weeks ago myself. Haven’t made any bookings yet but it seems pretty gnar!

  • Hehe my phone is not capable of this sort of thing – it’s way too arcane. Great scene though – California as gorgeous!

  • Ana

    Great colours, great harmony =)

  • Simon Morris

    Wonderful shot Trey – you’ve turned a simple gate into something detailed and intricate, with excellent composition! The atmospheric light is perfect, and the way you’ve captured the pier light to shine through the gate in such a subtle way is superb! As always, the wood grain looks fantastic – just love Photomatix for that!
    With such a gorgeous sunset, I’m going to rename it “Gateway to Heaven – via Malibu” 🙂

  • Gail in Montana

    I agree with Simon, Gateway to Heaven, very beautiful photo, Trey. I’m watching the rest of the video on another tab, trying to get it to where I left off. Moving that little bar across will only do a few seconds at a time, lol. I got to 30 minutes and then came back here to see today’s post. I’m looking forward to listening to and watching the rest of the video. Since I’m up early today, good time to do it. Thanks for sharing today’s photo, have a wonderful day 🙂

  • Love the soft colors on this shot. I know you said it was sunset, but it feels like morning!

  • Richard (oldhickory)

    That’s just amazing. I’ve walked by that gate many many times and it never occurred to me that it was photo-worthy. I’ve just got to learn to see stuff like this.


  • Anish

    Love the composition !! <—- Please give me your feedback..


  • Wow, what lens did you use?

  • Love this one, Trey! Gorgeous colors and composition!

  • casusan

    Oh wow! This is beautiful! Love the lighting on the gate and the water and colors with the sunset! New wallpaper!Thanks!

  • Awesome, I love this image!!

  • Thank you everyone 🙂

  • That is a lovely image! I like the warm and cool tones. Thanks Trey

  • Awesome shot! Love the hues and different tones of colors 🙂

  • Simon Morris

    Just finished watching the video – great interview and well presented! They’re good for getting tips on your workflow, business structure & practice, plus general thoughts, etc… keep ’em rollin’ Trey – thanks! 🙂

  • I like the lighting in the photo. Not the most exciting subject matter but it really shows how much of a difference interesting lighting can add to a photo.

    Didn’t have a chance to watch Mostly Photo live earlier today but I look forward to watching it and hopefully being on 2 of the 4 episodes so far is a good sign that having you as a guest will be a regular thing.

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