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Monday, July 27, 2009

Image 2 - Bandon-by-the-Sea-Stacks


Photo By Stephen Oachs
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Time of day is incredibly important when photographing the sea stacks. A high sun angle renders the stacks as lifeless brown lumps. Here, the low warm sun gives the stacks a golden hue and allows the surface details to come out. Warming up the scene has also given the water a purplish cast, which might be slightly overdone. It’s a delicate balance when warming a photograph that has sky and water. Too much enhancement makes blues lean to violet. All in all a gorgeous composition with slight blurring of the water to create defined patterns form the white water swirling around the various formations.

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