Between Storms

 

Black Point reflected wave

Arch Rock Between Storms

I took a break from the shop a couple of days ago to head out to Black Point and Arch Rock to check out the scenery.  We’ve had a string of storms hit the coast here bringing some much needed rain, and now there was a nice albeit short break in the action.  The first image captures some nice shore waves reflecting back off the bluffs; you can also see a small waterfall flowing off the bluff from the meadow above.  The reflected wave makes for a nice focal point for the image and helps to carry the viewer’s eye into the image.

The second image shows Arch Rock just to the north of Black Point with some nice waves lingering from the prior storms.  The sheep-stake fence in the foreground is also a reminder of the sheep ranching bygone days here in what is now Sea Ranch.  I used a 6-stop ND filter for both these images so I was able to shoot at 1 to 3 seconds to allow for a little blurring of the ocean.  Just a little.  Now, it’s back to the shop.

 

Equipment:  Nikon D810; Nikkor 17-35mm f2.8 lens; Oben Tripod; B&W 6-Stop ND filter

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