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portrait of kelp | by Eric C Bryan
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portrait of kelp

I went to Abalone Cove a few weeks ago, but a storm unexpectedly rolled in that day, so it was raining the whole time. I was so excited to go and take pictures that I braved the storm anyway.


I spent the whole afternoon huddling under a lifeguard tower, and running out to take pictures between downpours.


Being my first time at this beach, I didn't have a chance to really explore it due to the high-ish tide and weather, so I stayed in one spot and contented myself with creating portraits of seaweed and kelp.


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Camera Info:


Camera: Nikon D700

Lens: Nikon 16-35mm

Focal Length: 16mm

Aperture: f/16

Exposure: 8 seconds

White Balance: auto

ISO: 200


Tripod, 2 step graduated ND filter


Post Processing:

Not too much. A bit of dodging and burning to bring out the kelp.. Punched up the colors in the sky.


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Taken on November 8, 2012