There is something about Laguna Beach that makes for great pictures - oh yeah, it's incredibly beautiful! I had been out there, way in the distance, shooting all over the place, and finally started to pack it in since I was running out of light. I made it back to the walking path and happened to turn around and see the moon was shining up there. I quickly lined up this shot. I like the idea of the lifeguard stand, there all alone, sort of like it is watching over a deserted beach. There was still enough light and color in the sky from the sunset that I think it came out pretty well!
This is a 5 exposure HDR taken at f/9 with the exposures ranging from -2 to +2. I merged them into an HDR in Photomatix and then made some adjustments in PSE (Curves, Contrast, Unsharp Mask).