Inspiration Point on Anacapa Island looking west.
Anacapa is part of the Channel Islands National Park located about 10 miles west of Ventura off the California Coast. The little islands you see to the left and the distant center are actually part of Anacapa. So Anacapa itself is really a small chain of islands. The other main larger islands that make up the
park are farther to the west and aren't visible in this photo.
I went to Anacapa for an overnight camping trip. It is a small island (about a mile long) and on the night I camped only about 8 people stayed over. So it can really feel like you have the island to yourself.
Anacapa is a great place to kayak, snorkel and scuba dive. It's also a breeding ground for Western Gulls, so it's a great place to see and photograph shore birds. I hope to post a more pictures from this trip in the days ahead.
Up until I took this shot there wasn't much color at this view as a solid low-lying marine layer of clouds blocked the sun. But as the sun started to finally drop below the clouds, the scene warmed up a little. I used a warming polarizer and a 3 stop neutral densisty graduated color filter for this.
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rhizomes (15343) 2006-09-26 15:33
Very nice picture ! I like the colors and the point of view with these cliffs coming from you to the sea...
alentejo (1954) 2006-09-26 15:45
Hi Douglas !
Fantastic point of view and colors as well ! I like the reflexion of the sun over the sea.
ALIRIZA (16423) 2006-09-26 16:40
Perfect POV, nice reflection.Fantastic warm colors. Composition, sharpness and framing are marvelous .
Best wishes and have a nice week...
umbrellaphotos (1901) 2006-09-26 17:26
I like your shot a lot. Great colors and your composition is fantastic. I did a quick workshop to increase the sharpness and contrast. I hope you approve,
robertosalguero (288) 2006-09-27 0:57
Doug this is very inspirational. I love the colors of this compo. The PoV right above the cliffs, the streak of the sun on the water, and the whole mood of this picture make me dream of places I would love to visit someday. Very nice work :-)
rosaline (0) 2006-09-27 4:01
Beautiful capture of light here and the cokin polarizer has delivered some nice colour tonality. Good composition and nice framing. The catch of the sunlight is superb. Well done.
anesugur (18789) 2006-09-27 4:25
This is very beautiful scenery.
Excellent composition, light and colors.
Thanks for sharing.Well done. Uğur
praefectus (131) 2006-09-27 18:19
Wow! What a lovely colours! Great composition, and of course the light!
mightyweed (1292) 2006-09-27 22:56
Hi, Doug...very beautiful photo and the subject...I see where I have to go the next year...the colors, the light and the composition are amazing...greetings..
drm (486) 2006-09-28 4:11
Oh I love this one. Absolutely magic colours and superb POV.
vbl (1421) 2006-09-28 16:44
fantastic photo!, nice colors, contrast and pov. Image so captivating that leaves me without words.
ahmetgedikli (25609) 2006-09-28 16:53
Perfect shot, fantastic colours and good point of view. Nice reflections with fine sharpness.
Schultzy (5446) 2006-09-30 12:28
Impressive sun reflection, great composition and very particular and beautiful colors.
Very nice landscape !
bakes888 (18499) 2006-10-04 0:27
Hi Douglas. Nice capture. I love the POV and composition. The ray of light across the ocean is really inspirational. Thanks for sharing.
quillo (11856) 2006-10-04 6:24
Hello Douglas, enchants the image to me with the sun near the horizon, the reflection of the water and the aligned islands.
You have obtained an attractive composition.
krysia (4222) 2006-10-05 15:37
I like this gleam of sun.
Very beautiful view with the rocks/island in the ocean and the feeling of solitude.
fryz (1735) 2006-10-11 14:27
très belle ambiance!!! Very nice atmosphère
le manque de netteté renforce cette impression mystérieuse ;)
bravo Douglas and thank's for your comment ;)
see you soon
vagabondtravels (6511) 2006-10-20 8:51
Great pov and comp. I like the way the one mountain rib really draws you into the image. A very colorful sunset. Well done.
Sorry :) dry.
HIRAKZ (168) 2006-10-31 7:01
What a breathtaking view! God, I could see you being one with nature here.
gunbud (34066) 2006-11-26 20:32
Great photo, beautiful colors and very well framed. The sun set give it a other worldly effect.
- Copyright: Douglas Arrasin (darrasin) (2860)
- Genre: Lieux
- Medium: Couleur
- Date Taken: 2006-09-15
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon Elan 7/NE, Canon 24-70 F2.8 L, Fuji Velvia 100, Cokin Circular Polarizer
- Exposition: f/19
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Versions: version originale, Workshop
- Carnet de voyage: Ancapa Island Photo Tour
- Thème(s): Your Favorites [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-09-26 15:15
- Favoris: 2 [voir]