Flirtatious Behavior by snyder7

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Second Beach at sunrise.
Second Beach, Olympic National Park.

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Energy Fade by JohanEickmeyer

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This image was taken during sunrise out at the Olympic National Park. I liked how the Sun was to my back, but the reflection of color from this cloud created a scene where light was coming from both directions. I was hoping to capture that feeling you get on your feet and legs when large waves come crashing in and create that faded energy feel as they drift up the gradual sandy beach.

Thanks for looking!
-Johan

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Light Divided by Pcoskun

A very foggy evening on the Olympic coast provided some unique and interesting conditions (at least for this desert dog). I love photographing fog since I don’t get to see it too often. I also find it to be a challenge. I was hoping for a lot of foggy days during this trip and it wasn’t until I made my way to the furthest point on my “agenda” that I got some nice heavy fog. I waited at this beach for hours hoping that maybe just for a moment, the fog would break ever so slightly to allow some warm light to filter over the beach. I noticed a few small patches of blue in the sky amidst the thick fog, so I knew there was a possibility it could happen. There was in fact one point where the entire beach was a tobacco color as the fog thinned out and the low sun tried to filter it’s way through. This happened again just before the clouds closed up for good allowing this brief contrast of light between warm and cool. Looking at the dozen or so shots from this composition, the water in this frame jumped out at me the most, as if it was creating a dividing line between the light. The depth the fog created didn’t hurt either. One of the more unusual and dreamlike evenings I have experienced.

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Entering Valhalla by snyder7

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IF you value shadow details and all that jazz, then do yourself a favor and see this in black. This is from a recent trip to the ONP where I was teaching a workshop. I was told about this spot last year, when Ted, Alex and I were shooting together for sunset.

This was the first time I’d been back to this place, where the conditions were good enough to shoot. Last month, the tide was very low and there was virtually no water action.

This time around it was pretty challenging to shoot and try to keep everything dry. I got completely soaked, camera included and I figured I should get out of this arch and dry everything before the camera would die.

This is a single exposure made with a Nikon D610 and Nikon 14-24mm. Processed in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop.

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The Other Side by snyder7

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This was without question, the most amazing sunset I’ve seen at Ruby Beach, this past weekend.

I was teaching a workshop and we decided to go to Ruby for sunset. After making sure my student was in good shape and shooting, I wanted to shoot inside the arch.

The tide was going up and I was getting soaked, camera included and I decided to move on to something else. This is how I came upon this amazing scene. Typically, one shoots looking to the other side of this stack, but the best light was happening in the “wrong” direction. The clouds were doing all kinds of crazy shapes and turning all kinds of colors and I quickly started shooting, before the light went away.

There’s a few more goodies from this same sunset, and the following morning’s sunrise shooting session.

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