This is the last of the images I will post from the powerful storm of a week ago. Right now this is my favourite image from that day, though others are contenders for sure. This one is also a candidate for my Aerial Landscapes series, though perhaps more accurately as a mountain top view. To me it appears to be taken along a foggy ridge of waterfalls from very far away. For some reason the foggy waves and arrangement of the rocks really accentuates the angle of view, which was only slightly downwards.
I was quite lucky to get a shot as clear as this – it is the only one I took from this tripod location because it is looking right into the storm, though from a slightly higher vantage than my other shots, the air was still heavy with spray and the filter was coated at the end of this long exposure. I did not think the picture would turn out too well with all that spray so did not try for another. Possibly the spray was only blown onto the filter in the last few seconds of the shot and not visible for that reason. I sure am glad I got the exposure right first try.
The top photograph is a crop from a larger view – I just could not get much closer and feel comfortable doing so, and have a place to rest my tripod. This location is near to the dark blue adirondack chair which has showed up in other posts of mine. I like the crop a bit better than the original framing, but think that both stand on their own quite well. I would be interested to know whether I am on the right track with this crop, so I have included the original shot as well, below.
And, just to show how much the storm has added to this view, I include below a shot that I took yesterday morning at sunrise, cropped to match the top photograph. The sea was calm, with some really small choppy waves. The more recent shot really has very little going for it when compared to last week’s one. And that, for me, is a great reminder about timing and finding the opportunities that are out there, as with other things in life.
Canon EOS 5Dii, Canon 50mm/f1.4 lens. Cameron fader ND filter. Top: ISO100, f22, 25 seconds. Bottom: ISO1250 (oops), f-22, 30 seconds.