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Marine Layer Minimalism

Photographing in colour seems to be just about impossible in these situations, other photographers on the beach bemoaning the disappearance of the Sun behind the marine layer (fog to those of us from this side of the pond). Maybe because we don't see the Sun quite so much, but I found the dark, and slightly gloomy nature of the fog bank made an interesting contrast for this shot of the rocks on Garrapata beach, California. The surf by comparison was fairly roaring resulting in a relatively rare, for me, chance to achieve an inverted tonality between the sky and the sea.

 

Been a while since I've taken this sort of long exposure, been meaning to for some time but Nature always seem to have a different opinion as to how a scene should be photographed of late! It's not quite as minimal as I'd have liked, had I managed to get 'lower down' and try and get the surf to extend more to the horizon, I think I'd have got a better image. However, I'd probably have drowned in the process!

 

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Taken on May 20, 2012