During my last visit to Point lobos I knew in advance what sections of the park I wanted to visit and what I was going to photograph. After I was finished with my photography, I had plenty of time just to slow down and enjoy the park.
This is one of those places where I could spend hours just sitting and enjoying the view of China Cove and the Big Sur coast.
Shooting and Processing
I probably did not have to use tripod in this situation and I could easily achieve the same result shooting handheld. But, since I had my camera mounted on tripod already, I took 3 bracketed shots with my landscape setup.
If you check the original, straight from the camera shot below, you can see that the scene had pretty dynamic light with the dark shadows in the foreground and a very bright sky but, once again, I did not have to use HDR processing. I used Lightroom preset based workflow, using Tropical Morning preset as a starting point (you can download my free presets here).