Summer Comes to Those Who Wait

February 17, 2012  •  Leave a Comment


Strange winter: we've had more clear days in December, January AND February than we had the prior May through August. Shot the above on February 2, when the temp was in the high 50's and little wind. I had gone out the Bay Ocean Spit to work the dunes but got little. Even though the weather was lying about the season, the dune grasses knew it was lying and were having none of it. Very yellow/grey rather than the greens of an old shot I'm still trying to recreate, since the original is very nice but too flawed to print bigger than 8x10 at the most.

Driving off the spit, I stopped to see what would develop with what originally promised to be so-so sky and happily ended up with a series of images that are classic West Coast / Haystack / Sunset. This was shot from the Bay Ocean Spit road looking west across Cape Meres Lake towards Pyramid Rock. It was the first shot of many, and while I've punched it up a tad it's pretty close to true color. I've put a copy of the original raw (or as close as downloading to Zinfolio will allow) on the web site and will leave it as the opening slideshow for a week or so.

Weather has finally turned bad enough for me to focus on processing all I've shot over the past several months so will be posting more as I get them processed and move this deeper into the catalog. In watching these images in the slide show mode, it's almost a stop motions sequence but not quite,  Wasn't what I was going for, but I'm now determined to lock the camera down and see if I can take people through the sunset progression. 

Location:  45°30'32.98"N, 123°56'40.21"W


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