Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A day at the beach

Woke up to rain and cold, perfect conditions to do some beach shots. I head out looking for the perfect beach to set up at needing only a few conditions, rocks, surf, and water. Sunrise was around 730 this morning and I was on the road by 630 while it was still pitch black outside. I had been going up and down the coast to the south so I figured to head north maybe go into Oregon which is only 20 miles away. I got into the small city of Brookings OR just as the sky was lighting up and saw the surf and rocks so made a fast left turn into “Harris Beach State Park”. I parked at the southern end overlooking the part of the beach that caught my attention so I decided to stay there.

As many of you know by now I’ve switch my primary photography kit to a Cambo RS1000 which is a technical camera; while it’s a great setup for landscape and such I felt I had to rely on my Phase One AFD 645 III camera body with a choice of two really great lens, 28mm and 75-150 both of which were made specifically for digital medium format. So lugging my tripod, camera and an extra lens (not counting extra batteries) I started off to do battle with the wind, surf, and rocks. But first I had to walk down a trail which at best estimate was close to ¼ mile (going down wasn’t the problem, that ¼ mile trail turned into a 1 mile trail going back up!).

I got to the beach just as the sun was coming up and had about an hour of perfect lighting conditions.

This may seem backwards however the final image was sunset last night taken from the balcony of my room in Crescent City.

I hope you enjoy the images. I’m going back to the Redwoods tomorrow.

Thanks for visiting..


1 comment:

  1. Don,

    First image is awesome. Great light and really nice lines.