Sea and Sky Scape

I got into Long Exposure Photography because I wanted to make something with B&W images. Whether I have succeeded is a good question, but I enjoy it so hey…Ecola State Park in Cannon Beach, Oregon is a great place to play around with long exposures. This was taken in a face-masked, socially distanced, August 2020. I was fortunate to have the wind blowing from the south, parallel to the coast. This made for some interesting cloud movements.

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Is this a composite: No
Fujifilm GFX 100, GF 45-100mm @ 45mm, 120 sec @ f/13, ISO 100, tripod. I chose f/13 to get the two minute exposure…I was probably too lazy to add a darker ND…

Minimally processed in Capture One using Fujifilm Acros B&W profile, some levels and a bit of curves adjustment.

This works well as both a long exposure and a B&W (Acros used to be my go-to B&W 4x5 film). I would be inclined to clone out the lights, etc. Good entry.

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So cool to see the movement in the looming fog! Well done!

Hi David, this scene was a good choice for B&W; color would have distracted from the beautiful tones within this frame. It projects a sense of peace and tranquility with the soft lighting. The foreground rocks really work to provide a sense of depth and the curving shoreline leads the viewer out to the distant point.