Smoky Sunset

Discussion in 'Landscape' started by AlanLichty, Dec 7, 2018 at 10:39 AM.

  1. AlanLichty

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    On a couple of occasions while out along the Oregon coast this week I have noticed some controlled burns being done in the coastal forests. In all cases it didn't contribute to bad air overhead since the winds were offshore and the smoke plumes were headed out to sea. That smoke layer is visible at sunrise/sunset as it turns out from my current location in Brookings, Oregon even though we are not really smelling it or breathing it at all.

    Last night's sunset photo shoot was unusual both for the smoke and the fact that there is very high surf along this part of the coast with Hazardous Sea Advisories from the weather service. I have seen some seriously monster waves coming in even at full low tide. I adjusted my usual coastal sunset settings to see what I could do this the conditions and pushed up my ISO so I could keep the shutter speed high and capture some of the wave details. I don't think slow shutter speeds would work all that well for these conditions. I shot this one looking south since the sun hadn't fully set yet. The colors are SOOC and the yellow/orange cast is from the smoke out along the horizon tinting the mist the breaking waves were creating. For the record these are not the really large waves at all. I want to edit those on my big screen when I get home.


    C&C aways welcome.
     
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    Really nice Alan, and it has your signature look.
     
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    This looks good Alan, that smoke added to some very nice color here. When the waves are pushing in hard, sometimes faster shutter speeds are the way to go like in this to capture the wisps of water.
     
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    Beautiful work Alan.
     
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