I continue to dig through my archives here (having produced very little recently) to catch up with photos I've been meaning to post for some time now. This photo was taken at the end of a weekend-long trip to Olympic National Park with my wife back in May. We made a counter-clockwise trip around the park over the weekend to end up at the southern end of the Olympic Coast at Kalaloch Beach, just a short way down the highway from Ruby Beach, Olympic National Park, Washington where we stopped about an hour before.
The sunset was perfectly pleasant, but not particularly colorful, at least not the sort of burst of sunset color that I'd hoped for. But still enjoying the views we walked down the beach a ways south until we crossed a small creek running down the beach to the Pacific. Looking directly towards the sun the stream lit up brightly against the sand which I thought would work well as a photograph. There was some nice cloud detail as well that I tried to highlight in the black and white conversion. I kept the exposure relatively dark to prevent blowing out too much of the cloud in front of the sun, which gives the image a much darker look than even I expected, given that it was actually a fairly bright scene. I also shot this with a ND400 filter and small aperture to lengthen the exposure with the intent of softening the lines formed by the incoming waves.
Nikon D90 | Nikon 105mm Micro | f/16 | 2s | ISO200 | Tripod
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