Gray Whale Cove Sunset

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I had the pleasure of observing the last night’s sunset on the coast with friends.

It was a warm, peaceful, beautiful evening.

Gray Whale Cove Sunset

Nikon D810| Nikkor 20mm f/1.8 @ f/11| SanDisk Digital Film| PS CC 2018

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Sunset Morro Bay Harbor

Copyright © 2016 Deborah M. Zajac. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

I hope everyone had a lovely Holiday week-end.  Our’s was really nice.

This was our sunset Saturday evening in Morro Bay, CA. That’s Morro Rock a 581ft Volcanic Plug at the entrance to Morro Bay Harbor.

A volcanic plug is a remnant volcanic neck.  There are 13 volcanic intrusive units that form these plugs,lava domes, and sheetlike intrusions from Morro Rock to Islay Hill 18 miles southeast.  Wikipedia has more information about the rock here.  It sure is pretty in the evening with good light and color.

Sunset Morro Rock, Morro Bay, CA

Thanks everyone for the lovely comments, and well wishes for our Anniversary! We appreciate everyone of  them.

I’m beginning to get caught up with emails, and blogs.

Nikon Df| Nikkor 24-70mm| Delkin Digital Film| Tripod| PS CC 2015 & On1 Photo 10

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Monochrome Madness 2 50/52

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For Leanne Cole’s MM2 this week I present another image from last Saturday’s photography adventure at Martin’s Beach with one of my favorite Meet-Up groups which I talked about and shared the sunset image here.

I mentioned that we had changing weather; going from very thick clouds, and no sun, to the sun breaking out, and then the fog rolled in.  I made this image as the fog was beginning to recede.

The seascape here with the rocky shore, and surf is beautiful, and haunting at the same time.

The Fog Rolls in Martin's Beach, CA

Can you imagine a Galleon Pirate Ship sailing past this rocky shore hoping to evade detection and the rocks? 🙂

Nikon Df| Nikkor 24-70mm| B+W 6 Stop Neutral Density Filter| Delkin Digital Film| Tripod| PS CC 2015, LR CC, Silver Efex Pro

To see all the images posted for this week’s MM2 challenge click here.

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Sunset Martin’s Beach

Copyright © 2016 Deborah M. Zajac
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

I had the pleasure of joining a favorite Meet-Up group at Martin’s Beach near Half Moon Bay Saturday evening. The waves were amazing. They crashed against the rocks with fantastic booms, and they made cracking sounds as they came rushing toward the shore. I’d never heard that before. It was like ice cracking. Have you heard that sound in the ocean before?
The waves were higher than I expected;  I got soaked up to mid calf. My high top hiking boots, socks, long underwear and pants were soaked.
I took off my boots and socks and spent the rest of the shoot barefoot. I should have taken my Wellies! I was quick to get my camera/tripod rig up above my knees more than once during our time here. 🙂

The atmosphere was incredible while we were there. When we arrived the sun was hidden behind thick clouds, but trying so hard to burn a hole through them, then the fog rolled in, bringing more wind, and a light rain of sand and spray. It was take a shot, clean the lens, cover the camera, and lens, take a shot, clean the lens over and over again.  Then about 20 minutes later the fog mostly cleared out leaving a thin layer of damp and mist in the air.

This was taken right before the sun set completely. I was hoping for more color, but I won’t complain. It was beautiful, and really nice to hang out with friends I hadn’t seen in awhile.

 

Sunset Martin's Beach Half Moon Bay

I got my tripod in the shower and cleaned off straight-away, but I’m off now to clean my filter, lens, and probably my sensor since I have more spots of dust I’m cloning out than I like.

I hope you’re all having a lovely Sunday!

Nikon Df| Nikkor 24-70mm| Tripod|B+W 6 Stop Neutral Density Filter| Delkin Digital Film| PS CC 2015, LR CC, On1 Photo 10

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Monochrome Madness 2 49/52 Natural Bridge

Copyright ©2016 Deborah M. Zajac. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

I was over in Santa Cruz on Saturday photographing Hummingbirds then thought I’d head over to Natural Bridge Beach to do some long exposures since there was wind, and storm clouds on the horizon.

Natural Bridge State Beach Monochrome

I used my 6 stop B+W Neutral Density filter to create this image. I wanted to retain some

movement in the waves rather than completely smooth it out.  It’s moody and just what I wanted.

But, I also tried some longer exposures with both a 6 stop and 3 stop ND filters on. Here one of those images.

Natural Bridge State Beach Monochrome

It’s a subtle difference , but a wee bit smoother than the image above.

Nikon Df| Nikon 28-105mm| Delkin Devices Digital Film| PS CC 2015, Silver Efex Pro, &

On1 Photo 10

This is part of Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness 2 Challenge. To view all the images submitted this week click here.

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