Photographing the California Central Coast - Stormy Seas
With a record setting El Nino predicted to be firing up anytime here on the coast of California, skies are going to start looking a little bit more like this...hopefully.
This has been sitting unscanned for quite a while, due to the frustration I was having dealing with the dense shadows in the clouds. I took this shortly after I first moved to California, and I hadn't began shooting much negative film yet. With positive film, such as this, it's incredibly difficult to balance the shadows and highlights during an exposure, so you almost have to choose one or the other. As the sun was setting on a stormy winter evening, I stood along a creek that met the Pacific Ocean, waiting for just the right moment to expose a single sheet of film. The surf was roaring and just as a wave came rushing in to meet the creek, I exposed the film.
- Camera: Ebony 4x5
- Lens: Nikkor 90mm f/4.5
- Exposure: 2 Seconds
- Aperture: f/32
- Film: Fuji Velvia 50