Crescent City CA Sunset

During a recent visit to photograph redwoods in northern California, I hoped for the right light conditions to photograph sunsets along the coast. Unfortunately, the marine layer with heavy cloud cover dominated the weather and none of the great west coast sunsets developed. On this particular afternoon, I drove to the Pebble Beach area, just north of Crescent City, hoping for the light and color to provide a decent image of the sea stacks and small islands just offshore. The setting sun instead provided a subtle cast to the eastern sky and receding waves on the beach.  To me, the foreground water channels are the key element, providing the leading lines that draw the viewer into the image.

Subtle Sunset. Nikon D810 DSLR. Nikkor 24-70 mm f2.8. Singh Ray LB Color Combo Polarizer. Singh Ray Split ND-2G-HS. Really Right Stuff TVC-34L Versa Series 3 Tripod. Kirk BH-1 Ballhead. Fstop Loka Pack. © Chuck Lockett Photography 2015.

Subtle Sunset. Nikon D810 DSLR. Nikkor 24-70 mm f2.8. Singh Ray LB Color Combo Polarizer. Singh Ray Split ND-2G-HS. Really Right Stuff TVC-34L Versa Series 3 Tripod. Kirk BH-1 Ballhead. Fstop Loka Pack. © Chuck Lockett Photography 2015.

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