This a closeup of some rock formations off of Cathedral Point on Anacapa Island. Anacapa is part of the Channel Islands National Park and I've made a couple other posts of this interesting island earlier this week. I hope to roll this and other pictures into a travelogue real soon.
While Anacapa is a small island and can be covered quickly, being "stranded" overnight on the island gives you some time to linger at the viewpoints and explore different compositions.
Here I wanted to experiment with some really long exposures during a slack tide to create a glassy background around these interesting little rock formations. While this is not terribly sharp, you can also see some shorebirds on these rocks as well. This was taken during a very overcast morning and while a wider view of this area was very beautiful, the white sky hanging over the landscape would not have done it justice. So I used my telephoto to isolate some of the rocks and the nice color of the water around them.
I used a warming polarizer, ND3, and ND6 filter for this shot. Total bulb exposure was about a minute.
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colinb (1592) 2006-09-28 20:05
Nice shot. I like the effect you got of the water appearing almost like glass around the rocks. It works well.
alford (3989) 2006-09-29 0:58
Hi Douglas! The long exposure worked very well here. I like the calmness of the waters. The waters contrast well with the rocks. You've captured just the right amount of rock to include in the photo. I wouldn't know there are birds here if not for your notes. rgds.
DarkoG (8) 2006-09-29 2:51
Very interesting and well executed photo. Water looks frozen and that is very unusual for long exposure. Blue colour and smothness of water make this photo very good. And point of view is great.
I just think that rock on left is a bit overexposed in highlights. You can easily correct this with Burn tool of Photoshop.
pboehringer (770) 2006-09-29 13:36
Hi Doug, long time that I didn't look by. To many things going on right now to keep up with TE. I definitively like this experiment. Using the ND allowed you really to get a l o n g exposure and you achieved by that an interesting effect on the water.
jverkamman (2291) 2006-09-29 14:36
Great photo Douglas, i’like the effect of long exposure time.
It gives the water a strange painting effect.
izmirli (3989) 2006-09-29 16:54
beautiful picture.beautiful interesting colours.well done.
Photo65Net (43120) 2006-09-30 5:23
Very nice frmaing of this beautiful sight.
Th filter brings a very beautiful appearance to the water.
sam224 (6215) 2006-10-01 3:44
I love the hues of colour you captured in the water here. Good perspective from the top: the rocks are very well placed.
Thanks for sharing.
ahmetgedikli (25609) 2006-10-05 4:28
Nice composition. The rocs and shadows are very nice. The sea colours is very beautiful. Well done! Greetings.
plimrn (21344) 2006-10-24 20:21
I got hooked into your Anacapa trip; I think the Greek honey moon is next since I want to go to Greece next spring. I like your POV here, it makes the rocks look like fairy castles with their bird generated frosting. Your loong exposure turns the water to velvet.
gunbud (34066) 2007-11-19 19:56
Lovely effect achived by the long exposure and telephoto lens. The ocean has a dreamy texture while the rocks are seen in elaborate details. The colors are very clear as well as the focus of this beautiful image.
- Copyright: Douglas Arrasin (darrasin) (2860)
- Genre: Lieux
- Medium: Couleur
- Date Taken: 2006-09-16
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon Elan 7/NE, Canon EF 70-200 F4 L, Fuji Velvia 100, Singh-Ray Warming Polarizer
- Exposition: f/22
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Versions: version originale, Workshop
- Carnet de voyage: Ancapa Island Photo Tour
- Date Submitted: 2006-09-28 17:28