The Storm’s Leading Edge

Bihler Point Barn

Bihler Point Looking North Storm off Bihler Point Bihler Point Barn

Right now there are five storms stacked up over the Pacific and heading towards the west coast.  The first storm moved in late last night, but before that I went down to Bihler Point directly off the Sea Ranch Lodge to capture the last light of the day.  I could see some really nice storm clouds building and the leading edge of the storm was moving in fast.  I managed to beat the rain and captured some nice images of the storm’s low ceiling, which also created a visual sense of foreboding.  I shot these images with a 3-stop ND filter which allowed for some slightly longer exposures adding some additional mood to the ocean shots.  But the clouds were the subject here, and they were perfect for capturing the mood that was part of being in that space at that moment.  I like this aspect of B&W, as it allows for more abstractness than color and provides more freedom to create a picture, or a mood.

 

Equipment: Nikon D810; Nikkor 17-35mm f2.8 lens; Oben Tripod: B&W 3-stop ND filter

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