The Cocoa Beach Pier was originally built in 1962 and stretching out 800 feet over the Atlantic Ocean. It has been awarded the “Best in Brevard” and “Best Restaurant with a View” for numerous years by Florida Today Newspaper readers. Cocoa Beach Pier has been a favorite of both locals and tourists for years and boasts visits of a million guests per each year.

The shot
Camera: Nikon D200 18-200
Exposure: 3 bracketed shots
Aperture: f/9
Focal Length: 56 mm
ISO Speed: 100

Took the three shots in raw format and (0EV, +2EV, -2EV)
ran it through Photomatix.

All comments, criticism and tips for improvements are ( as always ) welcome.

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  • garts
    gartsalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful, love the reflection.

  • thankyou garts

    – Phillip Mangels

  • D Byrne
    D Byrnealmost 5 years ago

    Love the sun light being reflected. Nice one.

  • drec thanks again for very nice comment.

    – Phillip Mangels

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaalmost 5 years ago


  • Thanks

    – Phillip Mangels

  • Terri~Lynn Bealle
    Terri~Lynn Beallealmost 5 years ago

    WOW, gorgeous sunset captured!!!

  • Thank You

    – Phillip Mangels

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 5 years ago


  • thank you very much

    – Phillip Mangels

  • Barb White
    Barb Whitealmost 5 years ago

    awesome work – congrats on your feature!

  • Thank you Barb

    – Phillip Mangels

  • Paul Thompson Photography
    Paul Thompson ...almost 5 years ago

    Stunning shot!!

  • Thank you Paul

    – Phillip Mangels

  • Lisawv
    Lisawvalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful, love the reflection. Great composition and dof.

  • Thanks Lisa

    – Phillip Mangels

  • ilpo laurila
    ilpo laurilaalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful Capture Phillip .

  • Thank You:)

    – Phillip Mangels

  • Sandy Woolard
    Sandy Woolardalmost 5 years ago

    Absolutely stunning!!! Great capture!!!

  • thanks Sandy

    – Phillip Mangels

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