Over the last week or so the fog has moved in and out off the ocean at various times throughout the day. The light was very interesting because the fog was really just the marine layer which has a very low ceiling and allows the sun to filter through. I’ve come to really love these foggy days and thought I would venture down to the Black Point Barn adjacent to the Sea Ranch Lodge.
This barn and the small cabin structure near the Lodge are the only remaining structures from the 1870’s development at Bihler’s Landing. During Prohibition, bootleggers would often offload their ship’s illegal cargo onshore and store it in this barn. The structure deteriorated after the 1920’s until after The Sea Ranch was developed and the Black Point Barn was restored to the condition shown in the following images.
I love the light on these structures and I decided to use a 70-200mm telephoto lens to compress the distance and strengthen the effect of the fog on the scene. I also chose to soften the focus slightly in post-processing to give the images a more old-time look. I’ve photographed these structures many times and each time these old buildings tell a story about the land, the place and a time long ago. I’ll keep coming back.
Equipment: Nikon D3s; Nikkor 70-200 mm f2.8 lens; Induro monopod.