Ten Mile River Flow by Mark Scheffer
“Ten Mile River wanders down through some beautiful forested valleys from Sherwood Peak and eventually empties onto Ten Mile Beach, part of Mackerricher State Park on the north coast of California. It's a place I visit often, as the landscapes are ever-changing, providing many photographic opportunities—summer fog, storms, high surf, hidden coves and numerous sea stacks. I’m often rewarded with some beautiful imagery.
“After the first big storms of the winter season, the Ten Mile River flows across the beach creating a channel, and thus, this beautiful flow of water offers much creatively. When I came across this scene, I wanted to create a minimalistic image that focused on the abstract nature of the water and the way it reflected the last light of the evening. The image was taken into Photoshop, then into Silver Efex Pro for black-and-white conversion and then cropped to 1:1.” Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, Zeiss Distagon T 3.5/18 ZE, Feisol tripod, Really Right Stuff BH-40 LR ballhead, cable release, LEE Little Stopper filter. Exposure: 4 sec., f/8, ISO 200.
See more of Mark Scheffer’s photography at markscheffer.net.
Pachyderms by Carla DeDominicis
“I wanted something different from Safari, so I had a Nikon Coolpix P7800 converted to shoot infrared light. That allowed me to never stop photographing, notwithstanding the day’s high contrast African light. While elephants gathered in what little shade exists on the Serengeti Plains of Tanzania, and while my fellow photographers languished waiting for the setting sun’s magic glow, the converted P7800 and I took the midday, invisible light waves and captured some incredible skies and creatures. The infrared shots were translated into black and white with Nik Silver Effects Pro.” Exposure: 1/100 sec., f/8, ISO 80.
See more of Carla DeDominicis’ photography at www.dedomphotographic.com.