I figured since I just posted a green photo, in part because I like the color green so much, and in addition to green, I really like the color blue too, that I should then post a blue photo as well. Maybe I will keep this a long term series and slowly work my way through the spectrum with landscape photos.
Anyway, this is another of those images that looked so beautiful in slide form. It is amazing and vexing just how gorgeous a slide on a light table can be. Amazing in that, if you have never shot or seen a well exposed slide, well it is a treat. Being one step removed from the actual scene itself, they have a depth to their color that almost makes you feel like you are looking into a tiny window upon that same scene all over again. Vexing because pretty much any copy of that slide, be it in print or a digital scan, often loses some, if not most, of that magic.
It was that way with this shot. I have scanned it before, but the scan just paled so badly in comparison to the slide that I deleted it. Then I scanned it again. Fiddled with it, and at some point, deleted it again. I scanned it in again tonight, and with the practice I have had lately scanning slides, I was able to get this one closer to how the original slide looks, or feels perhaps.
This was a lovely dusky evening along Cannon Beach. By the way, see the cloud of moisture hovering over the surf in the distance? That is why you always put UV filters over your lenses and keep your cameras in their bags until you are actually ready to shoot them. This spray is so fine that you don't often realize it is coating all your equipment until it has built up a significant layer of salt deposit. Easy enough to clean off of lenses, but not very friendly to camera innards. This is one of the reasons I like wearing my glasses at the beach, I start to notice the accumulation of spray on their lenses and it reminds me to shelter my cameras and their lenses as much as possible. But really, UV filters are super inexpensive, there is little reason not to have one on every lens. But this is a big reason to have one. Just my tip for the night.