Moon over Laguna

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).